Wayfarer: Print Edition
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Wayfarer is a collection of novelettes and novellas which centres on themes of dystopian struggle in a harsh, unforgiving world; exploration of an ancient mythological ruins and the self; life and adventure on a far-off planet colony; and the redemption of lost souls. The sci fi adventures follow a host of travelling characters that explore wild settings.Read below to see the book blurb that appears on the back cover:First there’s Zane Dekker who seeks to escape his own terrible past. Driving his Streamliner truck over the wasted lands of Queensland, he keeps moving, keeps drugging himself with 'Immerse' with the hopes that his mind will never have to experience his past pain again. Next comes failed businessman and down-on-his-luck Dr Geog Shultzer – an African-born German entrepreneur who seeks to rise beyond his lot in life. He flies back and forth over South Africa at the whims of the Department of Land Reform to secure lands deals which contain the 200 000-year-old remains of an ancient metropolis. He stumbles upon a great mystery connected to the Sumerian's of Ancient Mesopotamia. Seven centuries into the future, First Lieutenant Mona K stumbles upon a terrible history concerning the colonisation of their planet, Eridu, of System Four. With the help of her ward and close friend, the Warrior 'Telic, Monsieur Garand, they set off in their craft, The Imperishable Star, to explore the wilds and brave dangers of unchartered lands.Lastly, on the Southern hills of Wellington, New Zealand, Mikael Lavant’s creation awakens. But after Voltaire Crisper gains his senses he abandons Mikael and braves the world seeking his own success.Still not convinced? Let three of the characters speak for themselves:Zane Dekker (Atman's Oculus)As I travel this road. I wonder. I see the land. Gutted. Wasted. Wrecked greater and so different from what it was. My journey takes me to Akenburcht: a chunk of city that lives while the desert around it chokes. I’m a man and not a man. I’ve been robbed. I had a life once: a family. Now I drive. Drive and drive: leave it all behind. People say we live on borrowed times. That the end of the world draws nearer. But I tell them something I learnt on this journey: what if that’s already happened? The greatest destruction is that of the soul: the apocalypse that kills you within. I’m Zane Dekker and this is my story.Geog Shultzer (The Throne of the Hidden God)You know, I have lived in Sud Africa my whole life. Away from my father’s home that he built with his owns hands in that country that was once Tangankia. I have for years scraped and slaved to make a living. Minister Gideon, my superior at the Department of Land Reform: I suspect that he thinks me a fool. That I do what is necessary abilities to secure the land deals in Wateval, Corina and Machadodorp. But often I find, when we are busy searching for the answers to solve something, we actually discover a greater thing that will change us for the better. Or so I hope. I can tell you this much: until I failed…that was when I discovered something real. Something that has existed since the culture of the old Sumeria. I’m Geog Shultzer and this is my story.Monsieur Garand (The Shadow of Protos Kalithea)Mon deiu, chasing after this l’efant is tiring to this old man. But, she is more than ma famiile: Mona K: she is, how you say, mon ami…Non! She is mon tres cher ami: my dearest friend. And for her I would go anywhere and for her do anything. An adventure we will have, aboard her flying contraption: The Imperishable Star. And I must go with. Because who will help her when she finds herself in…er…some 'lot of Hades'. Pouvre de moi!Je suis Monsieur Auguste Garand et c’est ma vie.