“The Augerite Hordes”
About the Book
The discovery in 2043, of what Earth thought was a small, flat, densely packed asteroid cloud, seemingly on a collision course with Earth, increased the political pressure on the Sagittarius Constellation Treaty Organization. Whether or not to build additional ships capable of supporting significant numbers of people dominated the inter-galactic senate’s agenda. Using the moth balled battle fleet for long term population sustainment in deep space was not practical. For centuries Earth had feared the impact of just one large asteroid. The possibility of multiple, hyper velocity asteroid impacts created a state of near panic. Additional ships would be needed to destroy or divert asteroids expected to impact Earth. There was also the frightening possibility that to preserve the human race, Earth might need to be partially evacuated. Earth's leaders and her alien allies began planning for the defense of the planet against the coming onslaught. Earth would soon find out that the asteroid cloud approaching Earth was in fact an invasion force. Emperor Raygan and his Augerite Hordes were about to become Earth’s newest and worst nightmare. "The Augerite Hordes" is a fast paced science fiction story about how intelligent life, human or alien, have the ability to reason and the need to love and be loved but can also be cruel and dream of conquering the universe.
About the Author
J. Wayne Stillwell is a native of Greensburg, Pennsyvania. After serving 34 years as a Naval Officer he completed a second career as Corporate Vice President Vice for an R&D company. He is currently an independent consultant and fiction writer. He received his B.S. in Electrical Emgineering from Purdue University, Master's degree in Physics from the Naval Post-Graduate School and completed the Executive Development Program at Carnegie Mellon University. He is a life long fan of science fiction and considers himself a 'Trekie'. He has published articles in Navy journals and authored his first science fiction book in 2003. He enjoys golf, writing and science fiction. He and his spouse of 46 years have two sons, John and Matthew, and four grandchildren.