About the Book:
In the future, humanity has joined the great Federation of species slowly spreading across the galaxy. To support its rapid growth, the Federation uses Scions – elite operatives tasked with identifying and eliminating threats before they can cause harm. A young soldier, Alexander Redder, has spent the past few years singularly focused on the next mission. When the distant Attilus colony goes silent, he is sent to investigate, knowing that success will finally grant him the Scion rank he has long sought.
But instead of raiders or pirates, he finds the colony under attack from a much greater force. Jackals, dog-like aliens not seen since they wiped out a colony twenty years earlier, have returned in full force. And this time, there is something different about them. Redder barely escapes as the Attilus falls behind him, the only clue to why they attacked being the destruction of a strange alien artifact.
Blamed for the loss of the colony, he is forced to rejoin with his mentor – a grizzled Scion veteran – and his new disciple as they seek out the Jackal force. But as they search, taking on new crewmembers and investigating more artifacts like those on Attilus, Redder begins to realize that the threat is far greater than they imagined, and unlike anything they have ever faced before.
About the Author:
Christopher Schipper is an avid fan of science fiction and recent graduate of Harvard Business School. He has long been a writer, completing multiple short stories and screenplays, with Galaxy being his first full length novel. Always interested in space and the adventures that lie beyond, as an undergraduate he majored in Mathematics and Chemistry, with a focus on phsyics and quantum mechanics, and has always been an adamant fan of great science fiction (Star Wars, Dune, Ender's Game, Mass Effect). He currently works at a major consultancy in Boston, MA, where he lives with his fiancee and two cats (Dumbledore and Dobby).
Almost halfway done with the first draft, I'm looking for feedback in terms of writing style and, really, whether you find it something that you want to keep reading. If not, what do you think the problem is (characters? plot? etc.). Thanks so much in advance
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