by Gary W. Babb
Gary W. Babb
Capt. Nick Johns, a wounded and quadriplegic Marine Corps veteran of the Iraq War, is approached by assertive government officials, who, unbelievably, recall him to active duty to serve humanity. He is chosen because of his self-sacrificing war record and his unique ability to survive depression resulting from his debilitating injury. To be more precise, they want his disembodied brain to command and become the spaceship, Genesis, for a two hundred year deep-space flight to re-establish the human race doomed to extinction from an asteroid.
One selfless but vastly superior, augmented mind must discover a way to honor his commitment to serve humanity and save the human race, even from itself. Capt. Johns must survive centuries of essential medical research and implementation, technical and societal challenges and disasters, long years of loneliness inherent to command, alien encounters, and possibly even Divine Intervention. Can the love of two women provide the balance he so desperately needs to endure or will they cause his demise?
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Mr. Babb is a retired executive/engineer, US veteran, senior and a traditionally published author of ten books. He is originally from Oklahoma, but work has taken him to South Florida to South Texas and finally to Southern California where he spent twenty-five years before retiring to sunny Arizona. Prior to beginning his career in Cable TV, he served in the US Navy in communications and traveled the world. His education includes Western Oklahoma State College, Amarillo College, DeVry Institute of Technology, National Cable Television Institute (NCTI), and he currently holds an FCC license in communication.
As a business executive, his previous writing experience had been directed toward letters, memos, proposals, and reports, however he has always enjoyed the magic that can be spun with words to sell, convince, or inform those targeted. Earth is Ours was his first effort toward spinning a tale of entertainment. The telling of this story and weaving the words provides a very exciting and entertaining saga, which won Best Fantasy/SciFi 2005 from the prestigious San Diego Book Awards Association. The sequel, Target Earth, won Finalist 2006 from the same awards. The third of this series, Earth's Dragons, was published in 2010.
Mr. Babb is now retired, living in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife Junie and three small dogs, whose antics find their way into many of his works. Gary now writes full-time, having published books in numerous genres: Fantasy series; Earth is Ours, Target Earth, Earth’s Dragons; a biography, The People’s Warrior; a SciFi series, Genesis Logs and Genesis Prime; a YA Fantasy, Dark Angels of Zeus; and Bathroom Politics. Two new SciFi thriller series have recently been launched with Apocalypse, and its pending sequel, Aquatic Humanoids, and Star Children, with two additional books pending publication.
Visit the author website at:http://www.garywbabb.com