The Effugium Code

Potential readers of Exordium, the upcoming fourth book in the Effugium series, need not have read the first three in order to enjoy it. The book works just fine as a stand-alone action/adventure sci-fi story. In the context of the previous volumes, however, it’s an altogether different reading experience. Yeah, you’ll understand references you wouldn’t get if you hadn’t read Effugium, Exsilium, Exitium, and the … Continue reading The Effugium Code

Effugium IV: Exordium

I’m no longer calling the first three Effugium books a “trilogy.” I have altered the covers to reflect this. Exordium will be book 4 in the series. What’s it about? Well, in a nutshell, it takes place on the Galenian Colony world of Baltu, a tropical paradise inhabited by religious fanatics. The Exordium, AKA the Children of Pangu, AKA the next step in human evolution, are reviled … Continue reading Effugium IV: Exordium

Exordium: Sneak Preview

From Effugium book IV: CHAPTER ONE “Saints, it is with great pleasure that we gather here today for the perfectly pious purpose of presenting yet another of our precious progeny to the Creators. It shall be a new creature, filled with the spirit of the Fathers, the Sons, the Holy Ghosts and the blessed Prophet Himself.” Father Xooka heard scattered grumbles and mumbles from the … Continue reading Exordium: Sneak Preview

A talk radio caller in 1989 discussed iPhones.

There was a talk radio show out of Reedsport, Oregon in the late 1980s called The Alan Stone Program. It was similar in tone and subject matter to Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell, so it obviously existed to capitalize on the success of said show. Except it was better. A friend of mine in high school who’d moved to Oklahoma from Oregon had … Continue reading A talk radio caller in 1989 discussed iPhones.

Exordium

I’m eighteen chapters deep into book IV of the Effugium series. It’s called Exordium. It takes place several hundred years after the events of Exitium, the third book of the Kryuss Trilogy, and the third book of the Effugium series as a whole. Exordium is set on the Galenian colony world of Baltu, which is occupied entirely by fanatical religious extremists. Followers of the Consilium, … Continue reading Exordium