Twenty years after a lunatic
attack on their terraforming equipment, the twelve million people of Sorn
struggle to survive on their overheated, over-populated, and doomed
planet. Born on the day of the bombing, Lisa, the slave of Sorn's most
powerful man, refuses to buy into the utter hopeless of the doomsayers'
visions, despite the undeniable truth behind them.
In the midst of her struggle
to maintain hope, she meets the one
who recognizes her unique potential, and a world of new possibilities
open. Armed with nothing but imagination and a new perspective,
Lisa steadily becomes more involved in the fight to save her homeworld
and to free herself. As her internal momentum builds, she realizes that
she has the power not only to change her planet, but to revolutionize
In Kalin's own words: "I
am someone who wants to be completely different, though logical and
honest. I have many writing goals, but two major ones are to promote
(blatant) honesty and to encourage people to stand up for their beliefs.
I never make promises, but, at this point, I've pretty much decided that
I will never sell rights to any paper publishers. I believe
stories should be free. However, I'm still a greedy human, so I'm
stoked to have the opportunity to test this new system."
In the editor's words:
Kalin is a gifted, unusual writer as well as a passionate, caring person
whose work is driven by his beliefs. To learn more about
him, his interests and his weblinks, please visit the Discussion