I will be doing a book signing for Orbital Kin tomorrow at WHSmith Trafford Centre Manchester, UK. Here I look at the characters in this new dramatic and epic modern science fiction novel.
The two main characters are Steven and Alan-university science students finishing their Masters degrees projects with other friends. They do not really know or expect just what threat and dangers their sudden scientific breakthrough will have on them, their families, friends and their lives.
Steven is a wild though confused young man. Early twenties, he is constantly hedonistic, a reliable party man, center of attention from the girls and guys around town in most clubs. He is loved, admired and remembered. As a young scientist he is dedicated and interested, but inside he has deeper personal struggles and problems.
Alan is the quieter more thoughtful other main character. Another science student, he lacks the success with women and freinds that he sees in Steven, and usually just keeps extremely focused on research, reading, learning and respecting the world and limits of science he knows.
The next main character is Gordon, the father of Steven. Through the first part of the book he is seen as a highly respected and well known local scientifc research and production businessman. Something is very wrong with his health and even more issues lie between his relationship with his son Steven.
All three characters experience temptations, fears, tensions and deep questions through the story, as the disease spreads, trouble breaks out, some travel through space, and others look for reasons and hope.
Signing copies of Orbital Kin tomorrow Saturday 21st September at WHSmith Trafford Cen. Manchester Uk