Humanity in its “renormalized” form following an epoch of profligate genetic bioforming has sheltered itself in a theocratic hegemony along one arm of a barred-spiral galaxy. In seeking to protect its genome from further tampering and regulate technology, it has become complacent and ossified. The Irredente Chronicles series traces the lives of characters affected in various ways by humanity’s desperate attempt to cling to a recognizably human self. When an unknown enemy begins wiping out hegemony worlds, the Irredente must rise to the threat or else face destruction.
Is there a way to halt the march of science and technology without becoming vulnerable in a universe that embraces it?
Over the course of 3 novels and 2000 pages, as the rescued urchin Henryk and the reactionary priest Hersey voyage separately across the hegemony and beyond, the dark secrets at the heart of the Irredente will be exposed, and Henryk and Hersey will lead humanity from complacent parochialism to an embrace of the multiversal computation.
Book I, Out From Edom, completed in 2009, sets the stage with the escape of Henryk and Hersey from Edom on the eve of the planet’s annihilation. The reader also meets Lieutenant Burgred, failed senior lieutenant on space frigate Andromache and Henryk’s biological uncle; colorful lowerdeckman Tiff, who grows into surrogate motherhood over Henryk; the Pope-like Auspex and his advisor, the Mens Super; the scheming legislator Galinda and his hapless but loyal intelligence operative, Liev; and the circuit-addled space-brothel O-Ring, a relic of the prior epoch of humanity and its technology.
Book II, Tales From The Arm & Bar, in which Henryk grows into manhood on his hereditary world of Plum Grove, and Hersey voyages back from The Beyond, was released in June, 2011, on Smashwords and the Amazon Kindle Store.
Book III, The Empire Within, is being released on Amazon in two volumes. Part 1, The Battle of Innisfree, was released in July 2013. Part 2, as yet untitled, will be released in December, 2014.