Humanity has expanded beyond the borders of Earth into the far reaches of space. Human ingenuity has also expanded—as well as its theology.
On one side of an interplanetary war: a new religious order, dedicated to the expansion of human enlightenment. On another side, loosely connected to the order but hardly on the same page: the military, dedicated to the expansion of human influence.
And then there are the aliens. Worlds beyond understanding. Planets beyond comprehension. Forces which represent threats that cannot be calculated, and so must be eliminated.
Timberwolf is a soldier with too many voices in his head. Gray is a bishop with grander ambitions than his church. Highland is a planet run entirely by artificial intelligence—all of these factors point to the same conclusion: God has a story for everyone—or so the scripture of the day says.
This story is just beginning.
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Genre: Military Science-Fiction (With hints of politics and theology)
Elevator pitch: It’s sort of like Aliens + Apocalypse Now + Wizard of Oz
Log line: A battered super soldier is bent on stopping his former mentor from restarting an interstellar war.
We’ve pushed out the galaxy and have met plenty of aliens… and we’ve fought and destroyed them all! That was until we met the Arnock – mind controlling creatures that drove us insane on contact.
Timberwolf, a former special ops soldier, was once captured by the Arnock and driven to near madness. He can now “hear” the Arnock in his head. He’s gone on multiple suicide missions and come back unscathed – the alien presence in his mind forces him to survive.
Emanuel Gray used to be Timberwolf’s commander and mentor. A former General, now religious fanatic – Gray believes our uneasy peace with the Arnock is a sin. He’s a wanted man and has gone rogue. He’s hell-bent on securing a secret weapons factory on the planet Highland and wiping the Arnock out for good.
Timberwolf now works for the Department of Peace Enforcement. He “listens” for an Arnock attack and hunts for the outlaw Gray. When the old friends but new enemies cross paths, Timberwolf chases Gray to the weapons factory world of Highland. When the Arnock arrive it becomes a battle for the deadliest weapons in the galaxy. Timberwolf will have to choose between getting the alien spider out his head or taking out Gray – all while millions of lives hang in the balance.
Timberwolf will be published by the Zharmae Publishing Press on August 20th.
Tom Julian works days at an insurance company and nights and weekends as an author. He enjoys traveling, long-distance cycling, and waking up early to brew the perfect cup of coffee. He’s an unabashed beer snob and native of Trenton New Jersey. Tom’s first novel, Timberwolf is a military science fiction novel influenced by Aliens, Battlestar Galactica and Apocalypse Now.
Tom is the father of Izzy and Liam and husband to the lovely Brenda-Lea. He writes while warming his feet under his Bernese Mountain dog, Maggie May. Favorite movie/book/food = O Brother, Where Art Thou?/Sirens of Titan/Trenton Style Tomato Pie.