the first chapter of The Summerstone Legacy!
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“engaging work of science
Every sunrise holds the promise of a
day filled with the unknown. And we take comfort in expecting the day
before us to be just as safe as the one we've just lived. For Katy and
Milly, the morning that changed their lives forever seemed normal. But
events would soon take them into the unknown, sending them racing
across the solar system to save their lives. And in this flight for
survival they will get caught up in events that are beyond their
control, events that will leave not only their lives forever changed,
but also the souls of every living person in the solar system. And
these events will leave both mother and daughter eternally scarred.
Summerstone Legacy ~ A Closer Look
When I first started
working on The Summerstone Legacy all I had was a
concept about a world where nanobots had become an every day fact of
life. But what happens when the nanobots become the next intelligent
life form? And we lose control over them? And this simple idea became
the foundation behind The Summerstone Legacy but as
I put into words the story of Katy and Milly Summerstone the tale
became far more then I had ever initially planned. In fact, the tale
picks up after this evolution of technology has already begun and the
soon are caught up in events far beyond their control.
Legacy is also about reckless advancement of technology and
the possible devastating results it can have on a society. It truly
astonishes me to see our society eating up technology as if it where a
harmless piece of candy. But don't get me wrong, I love technology and
all the wonderful things it can do for us. My concern is with our
reckless development without truly understanding the ultimate impact
that latest discovery will have. Only the fool sticks his hand into the
dark deep hole without finding out what's in there first.
But then mankind has been doing that for
centuries… And somehow we've managed to survive.
Reader Reviews ~
David Wayne Hoffman's The
Summerstone Legacy is an entertaining and engaging work of science
fiction. He paints a very vivid picture of a not-too-distant future
where technology and the government are frighteningly intrusive in
society - particularly for Katy Summerstone and her daughter, Milly.
The story focuses on their
reluctant journey through space itself on a mission to not only save
their own lives, but those of everyone in the solar system. David's
Katy and Milly are well-developed characters that evoke the reader's
emotions and leave you wanting more well after the book ends. Hopefully
a sequel, or even a series, is already in the works…