Edge Effects

Edge Effects

David Coy

Book 2.0 of Dominant Species

Language: English

Publisher: David Coy

Published: Jun 28, 2012

Words: 92138
Pages: 345


* Spanning a millennium, the *Dominant Species Series* is a panoramic story of human and alien species locked in mortal conflict. Against this backdrop of deadly biological rivalry, humankind will fight an inner battle whose outcome is as final--and as brutal--as natural selection itself. Volume Two - Edge Effects** It is the year 3012. The human incursion begins. 40 warp days from Earth is the newly discovered planet, Verde's Revenge - a jungle planet green, thriving, and fertile. Containing a wealth of natural resources, it is the chosen location for a new off-world colony. Earth's enormous colonizing machinery is beginning preparations for the coming human invasion. But by law, the planet's flora and fauna must be inventoried for biological hazards before human feet can tread there. An apparent glitch in the system has put the surveys behind schedule - and contractors are already on the planet's surface. Biologist Rachel Sanders thinks she has drawn a lucky card when she's hired to perform the biological surveys on Verde's rich ecosystems. She will soon discover new and diverse species - and long the way reveal a growing threat more perilous than she could ever have imagined. * In this volume of the story we are transported to a new world populated with a lush panoply of plant and animal life. The story takes place in an environment both physically and sociologically removed from our daily experience. With a strong and highly detailed sense of place, the story transports us into a world matchless in its richness and mystery. Within this context, humankind struggles against perils both inside and outside its tribal milieu. The relationship between humankind and the organic world is still an ever-present theme in the story's narrative. Like the first volume, the story is a voyage of discovery. It is horrific and cerebral at the same time, offering up both thrills and ideas for all to enjoy. Review The Dominant Species Series *is at once shocking, horrifying, and completely engrossing. Coy has created an exquisite nightmare; the images remain long after the story is finished.  *--- Gillian Pemberton, Tattooed Book Review* To find not only a book but a series of books that not only leaps off the page but also affects my dreams, and has me telling every bookworm I know about it is rare. David Coy has created a fantastic universe and a story you just cannot put down.  *--- Cassandra H., Senior Reviewer, You Gotta Read Reviews *From the Author There is strong language in the story because humans under stress often use such language. There is no puppy love or adolescent motifs of intimacy in the story. Instead there are very many mature, psycho sexual themes that run through all three books. Some are represented symbolically, others described explicitly. There is violence. The story is not PG-13. I heard somewhere that when you set out to write a story that you should write the one you would most like to read yourself. After a lifelong diet of scary science fiction *anything*, and endless discussions about what could be with *anybody*, I think I have done just that. What I didn't plan on was that there would be so much story I'd love to read, to write.