action packed story which develops the psychology of the characters and the politics of the era
Welcome to Warp Drive Publishing
Welcome to Warp Drive Publishing, home of my Warner's World series of sci-fi books. The series follows the hero, Dave Warner, commander of the Federation frigate Hermes as he is thrust into a civil war with the Alliance. He is the right person, in the right place at the right time. He just doesn't know it yet. He hasn't had time to grieve for the loss of his wife and children and is heading deep into enemy space to rescue his best friend who has vital intelligence on the outbreak of the war. Join Dave Warner on a roller coaster adventure across the galaxy in the 26th Century as he tries to survive and make sense of the tumultuous events unfolding around him. The spiritual warrior is about to become the reluctant hero and get a new chance at love. Humanity is about to get a new legend.
Warner's World blends the genres of space opera, military sci-fi, adventure and romance. While the canvas gets bigger with each book in the series, the focus remains very much on the characters, their experiences and how they feel, think and respond to the events they are part of. These are not slow paced books devoted to intricate and evocative descriptions. Rather these are full of action, pace, rhythm and dialog. There is just enough description to provide a framework for the reader's imagination. In that sense this series is a partnership between you and I.
Each book focusses on one or more themes and these are explored from different angles through the prism and perspective of the many characters. In the first book, The Awakening, we explore courage, trust and love. In the second book we address loyalty, faith and forgiveness. In the third book, Insurrection, we lift the lid on the murky worlds of greed, deception and treachery. In book four, Retribution, we look at revenge, fortitude and detachment. Book five, Audacity, is devoted to boldness and risk. In book six, Resilience, we will be looking at flexibility and toughness. But while these are the prime themes, each book invariably raises issues relating to the great virtues and vices.
The scope of the story broadens throughout the series. So too the cast of characters grows. But in each book the core set of characters are explored in increasing depth as they grow and develop. There are some really strong female leads. Yes misogyny is dead in the 26th Century! J But thankfully sex and romance are still alive and well. A galaxy without love and hope would be too bleak to contemplate.
As in all war, there is plenty of death and dying. This is not a sugar coated portrayal or a boys own adventure. Characters of all persuasions are subjected to the rigors of war. Characters you grow to love may not survive, while others you loathe seem to escape their karma.
This is not a “futurist” expose. We have warp drives, right? While I don’t let a fact get in the way of a good story, I do bring my own penchant for simulation to create as realistic a portrayal of future warfare as I can within the construct of science fiction. This includes a particular focus on the role of artificial intelligence in command decision making and the use of droids.
If you have read this far then you’re interest has obviously been piqued and I encourage you to explore the rest of the site.
Check out Dave's Blog for more background and news. Our currently available books (The Awakening and Redemption) are listed under Products. Books in development (Insurrection, Retribution, Audacity and Resilience) are listed under In the Works. If you would like to discuss any aspect about Warner's World or to ask a question, visit the Forum or email via the Contact page.
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