Xetonian Trades I
About the Book
Twelve billion years ago, a forty-five billion year old singularity drifted in an otherwise empty cosmos. Intelligent life could only look inward. To look outward was to see nothing. The inhabitants of this pre big bang world called their planet Unitasia. The mega planet drifted in an endless sea of frigid barren blackness. No stars to stare at while making a wish or to navigate by on dark nights. No moons to smile upon the harvest or create the rhythmic ebb and flow of ocean tides. As the planets internal sun supernovas, a young man and his girl friend are propelled into infinity in an ark built by his father. Desperate to preserve their species, they seed several planets in the post Big Bang universe with clones of themselves. The clones build technologically advanced societies but disease and war threaten Armageddon. These are the highest of stakes as the future of all known intelligent life hangs in the balance. “Xetonian Trade I, The Seeding” is both an intriguing creation story and an exciting science fiction tale of intergalactic wars, mind-boggling technology, and the future made possible by it.
About the Author
J. Wayne Stillwell is a native of Greensburg, Pennsylvania. After serving 34 years as a Naval Officer he completed a second career as Corporate Vice President for an R&D company. He is currently an independent consultant and fiction writer. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering 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 lifelong 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 and published his second and third novels; “Xetonian Trades, The Augerite Hordes” and the romance novel “Ten Months”, through AuthorHouse in 2013. This book is another episode in the ongoing “Xetonian Trades” saga. He enjoys golf, writing and science fiction. He and his spouse of 46 years, Bernadette, have two sons, John and Matthew and four grandchildren.