by Kirk J. Pocan
Kirk J. Pocan
Danvedi Garwal is the highest peak in the Toribol system; a magnificent stratocone volcano rising high above the surface of the tiny Lochlon moon, Utha. The mountain remains unconquered after repeated attempts by climbers from dozens of worlds where alpine climbing is an interplanetary obsession. Now, Alois Anwar will finally get his chance to lead a group of the finest mountaineers alive to the top. But there is more to the challenge than reaching the summit. The Amanian ascent team faces political complications from a rival nemisis Trescan team advancing on the opposite side of the mountain, along with everything else the mountain throws at them including deadly parasites, period cyclones, ice worms, pagan myths, the hopelessness of failure and the greatest obstacle of all...themselves.
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Science Fiction Fiction/Adventure
Kirk Pocan is an Environmental Chemist and former Research Scientist who writes adventure books, science fiction, and high tech speculative science novels.
His first book, Forbidden Summit, is an award winning mountain climbing science fiction thriller, and draws largely from his lifetime experience as a mountaineer who has scaled over fifty summits.
As a kid, he was cursed with the big questions in science, the ones with no answers. Decades later, this dilemma has forever enslaved him, forcing his hand to create compelling themes out of the complexity of life's greatest mysteries. Kingdom of the Blue Diamond, his next book, looks for the cellular origins of life on earth, introducing an impossibly captivating plot that marches the turbulent path that divides Neo-Darwinian evolution and Intelligent Design.
His latest novel follows an extreme vigilante animal rights group who hunt down abusers and then hands them a very unique punishment.
He can be found in rural Northern California, dodging Mountain Lions and Black Bears in the Cedar forests behind his home, with his wife and his blue eyed Siberian Husky.