The Yrden Family traders have two mottos: “Fair Trade” and “We Pay Our Debts”. “They plan to kill you, steal your cargo, and crash your shuttle to mask their deed. Forget about trade. Just get in your craft and fly away. Tonight,” Colleen Newborn tells the young trader, Clay Yrden. A fair trade for his life, she figures, would be passage away from the small town of Glencayther, and the planet Erin itself. Clay, however, has heard this one before and fails to believe her, which leaves her no option but to save his life, regardless, and do anything necessary to ensure that he considers helping her escape a fair trade, a debt owed.
D.A. Boulter hates talking about himself in the 3rd person. Finds it annoying.
Since my early school days, Science Fiction and Fantasy have intrigued me, starting with Heinlein, whose Starship Troopers I read in the middle 60s, long before I knew about the social and political themes it carried. My seminal year, though, came in 1974 when I got my hands on a copy of Frank Herbert's "Dune", which fascinated me with its depth and breadth. At that moment I knew SF&F had hooked me.
However, it took another ten years before I seriously considered writing my own material and another ten after that before I began writing in earnest. Now, with the advent of e-readers, I find myself in the very strange position of being a published author, rather than someone who wrote for himself only. It gratifies me that many have read and enjoyed my works. Thank you.
I've worked as a cook, a first-aid attendant, weather observer, radar operator and tech. I've worked in the city, in the woods, and in the Arctic. Just now, I find myself on the West Coast of Canada, with my feline companion -- one of a line of cats who have shared my writing moments (and interrupted them as well).