Dissent: Book I of The Nexus
Dissent: Book I of The Nexus, is the first part of a space opera by Thomas Olbert.
This thrilling and inventive space opera takes us to a fascinating and terrifying future where newborn life is won in battle and death. Genetic engineering has removed the male influence and Femes, a sapien race similar to legendary Amazon Warriors, fight each other for supremacy across the galaxy.
Despite being born with the genes of nobility, Kaylenn decides to prove herself in battle. Nothing is more sacred to a Kralite. When her government declares war, she is eager to prove herself again. All opponents fall before her, but when she has no choice but to place her faith in Saaryth--a lowly Kaltaarist squadron commander--or face glorious death herself, she chooses to live.
Born to the tribe, Saaryth embodies the unity and self-sacrifice that is the birthright of all Kaltaarists. After years of being marginalized by their Kralite-led government, Saaryth shows Kaylenn the potential of the many working together in perfect harmony to accomplish a single goal. But Kaylenn's fiery passion awakens within Saaryth desires forbidden to Kaltaarists: she doesn’t want to share.
Their union provokes the ire of the governments and corporations controlling the galaxy, but is the only hope to save Kaylenn's homeworld. The Nexus is always watching… and its judgment is neigh.
Phase 5 Elements:
Another World 205
Culture Clash 212
Appropriate for Adults: Moderately Explicit Violence and Death, including domestic violence; Brief explicit same-gender sexual situations; Profanity; Violence against and death of animals.
Cover Art, Copyright 2013 by Ryszard Jalowy (a/k/a Richard Yalovy)
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Content Warnings: Moderately Explicit Violence and Death, including domestic violence; Brief explicit same-gender sexual situations; Profanity; Violence against and death of animals.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: THOMAS OLBERT
Thomas Olbert is a resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts and enjoys writing sci-fi and paranormal fiction, good films, good plays, spending time with family, volunteering with community groups and long walks along the Charles.
He completed two years of liberal arts college, and is the author of several publications, including Dissent and Holocaust, Books I and II of the Nexus published by Phase 5 Publishing.
Author of Dissent, Dissent: Book I of The Nexus, is the first part of a space opera by Thomas Olbert.
Other works have been published by Eternal Press, Mocha Memoirs Press and Lillicat Publishers:
Desert Flower by Thomas Olbert, now available from Eternal Press
Black Goddess by Thomas Olbert, now available from Mocha Memoirs
In The Bloodstream, and An Improbable Truth: The Paranormal Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, now available from Mocha Memoirs Press
Visions II: Moons of Saturn, now available from Lillicat Publishers
And prior works have been published by Eternal Press, Lillibridge Press, Pill Hill Press, and Marginal Boundaries:
Flags by Thomas Olbert. Kindle edition available on Amazon.com for only $2.49; and in various formats on Lillibridge Press.
Unholy Alliance by Thomas Olbert. Available in paperback or Kindle format on Amazon.com; and as an e-book at Eternal Press.
Meeting by Thomas Olbert. Available on Amazon.com in Kindle format; and in various formats on Lillibridge Press.