House of Stars
The final version of House of Stars, a science fiction novel, is now complete and in submissions.
A girl of doubtful origins, raised among aliens, finds a way to join the human community when she helps stop an interstellar war.
The House of Stars playlist:
- Ariane’s theme: Suite Antique: Prelude (John Rutter)
- Tom’s theme: The Right Stuff: Breaking the Sound Barrier (Bill Conti)
Ch. 1: The Patriot: The Colonial Cause (John Williams)
Ch. 2: Fidelio Overture, Op. 72b (Ludwig van Beethoven)
Ch. 3: Frozen: Elsa and Anna (Christophe Beck)
Ch. 4-5: The Three Musketeers: D’Artagnan — Galliard and Air (Michael Kamen)
Ch. 13: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Only the Beginning of the Adventure (Harry Gregson-Williams)
Star of the County Down (lyrics, Cathal McGarvey; music, trad.)
Ch. 19: The Two Towers: Forth Eorlingas (Howard Shore)
Ch. 20: What Sweeter Music (John Rutter)
Ch. 22: Rey’s Theme (John Williams)
Ch. 24: The House of Christmas (lyrics adapted from G.K. Chesterton’s poem)
Ch. 25-27: The Two Towers: Samwise the Brave (Howard Shore)
Ch. 30-32: Star Trek: Insurrection: end title (Jerry Goldsmith)
Ch. 35: The Return of the King: The Black Gate Opens (Howard Shore)
Ch. 36: The Rocketeer: Rocketeer to the Rescue (James Horner)
The True Machine
A new short story called The True Machine is now in submissions.
When a small girl with a heavy burden of guilt can’t get the answers she needs from grown-ups, an artificial intelligence may be her best recourse.
Next project up: A humorous Christmas romance, set on another planet.