Everywhere young scientist Edwyn Santiago looks, the inhabitants of the colony ship Euclid seem restless. Centuries of deep space travel have taken their emotional toll on this small, artistic, and scientific society, which has precariously held itself together through generations of isolation. The arrival celebrations provide a momentous but brief respite. Pre-colonization research of the planet remains to be done and, while festivities dwindle, new threats surface.
Even as Edwyn helps to make startling new findings about the planet, she discovers a less idyllic, more cloistered side of the colony, and uncovers intrigues and secrets hidden for centuries that reopen old societal and family wounds. Taking on a duty much larger than her scientific inquiries, she strives to locate some saving grace for her yearning and divided civilization.
James Dunham’s stories have appeared in The Southeast Review, Crab Fat Magazine, Philadelphia Stories, and other publications. This is his first published novel. He earned his MFA in fiction from Bowling Green State University and is a graduate of the Writers Institute at Susquehanna University. He is also the editor of the online literary magazine The Quiet Circle. He lives in New Jersey with his wife.
The Helena Orbit
Paperback: 196 pages
Publisher: Rogue Star Press (May 1, 2017)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.5 ounceshee