Few options remain for Byron. A talented but stubborn young man with a troubled past and rebellious attitude, his cockpit skills are his only hope. Slated to train as a Cosbolt fighter pilot, Byron is determined to prove his worth and begin a new life as he sets off for the moon base of Guaard.
Much to Byron’s chagrin the toughest instructor in the fleet takes notice of the young pilot. Haunted by a past tragedy, Bassa eventually sees through Byron’s tough exterior and insolence. When a secret talent is revealed during training, Bassa feels compelled to help Byron achieve his full potential.
As war brews on the edge of space, time is running short. Byron requires a navigator of exceptional quality to survive, and Bassa must make a decision that could well decide the fate of both men. Will their skills be enough as they embark on a mission that may stretch their abilities to the limit?
Targeted Age Group:: Adult
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I wrote this story when I was a teenager and wrote it to read a story I couldn’t find anywhere else. Rewrote it thirty years later and it was accepted by a publisher.
How is writing SciFi different from other genres?
There’s more world-building and science, but at its heart, it still has to be about the characters and the storyline.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
The main two characters, Byron and Bassa, have always been with me.
About the Author:
Alex J. Cavanaugh has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and works in web design and graphics. He is experienced in technical editing and worked with an adult literacy program for several years. A fan of all things science fiction, his interests range from books and movies to music and games. Online he is the Ninja Captain and founder of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. The author of Amazon bestsellers, CassaStar, CassaFire, CassaStorm. and Dragon of the Stars, he lives in the Carolinas with his wife.