Monday, June 24, 2013

Blue Into The Rip by Kev Heritage: Spotlight



Young Adult, Sci-Fi


A young adult, science fiction, teen, space, fantasy, adventure series combining time-travel, global warming and genetics.

The first novel Blue into the Rip is to be released as an ebook in Summer 2013 on the Kindle platform. I was unsure how to start this series, it being my first attempt at a difficult genre, and it took a few rewrites and changes of direction to finalise. The series concerns the exploits of fifteen-year-old hero, Blue – named after his strange eyes of the same colour -  and his new life in a post-apocalyptic, gung-ho, militaristic future. Blue is a genetically engineered teenager – Human plus if you like, as are all the cadets and people we meet here – designed to be stronger, fitter, disease free – to survive the coming ice-age...

The discovery of the Rip changed all that. 


Humans have left Earth in their droves to colonise brand new planets in far off solar systems (although the moons of Saturn and Jupiter and certain asteroids are still inhabited). Earthhab – a self-controlled underground habitat with its own fusion sun – is the home of the military organisation known as Our Very Earth whose job it is to strictly control the use of the Rip.

Cadet Academy

Blue is a cadet in the Earthhab Academy. The series will follow his many escapades, trials and tribulations as he strives to finally pass out as an officer, whilst slowly revealing more and more about the shocking and dangerous truth behind his disturbing genetic history and its link to the lost planet 'Vanir' - more commonly known as 'Darkworld'.



Global Warming

Blue didn’t want to be in the future 
...they didn’t want him there either.

A Rip in the fabric of time, a far-flung globally warmed future, a flooded Earth and the only remainder of civilisation - a militaristic organisation living underneath ‘Desert Amazon’…

Getting back home to rescue his little sister Annie was the only thing that mattered to messed up teen, Blue (named after his stupid, googly blue eyes) - and that was the problem – home was over four hundred years in the past.

Ripped forwards in time from his odd hippy parents, their peculiar house and his lonely school life, Blue had only one thing on his mind: return. But how does a lowly cadet in a militaristic Academy living in a globally warmed post-apocalyptic future achieve such a goal, especially with the distractions of girls, pilot training, spacewalks and his almost constant unpopularity?

The more Blue found out about this flooded, gung-ho annoying future, about himself - who and what he was (was he even human?) - and the equally disturbing and shocking truth about his ‘parents’ - the more he realised getting home was the only solution. Wasn’t it?

If Blue knew one thing, it was that he would at least try.



About Kev Heritage
Enigmatic Author pose

I started writing at about age three, mainly in crayon. I moved on to marker pens and spray cans in my teen years before deciding on some kind of plastic tapping device.

I was born in the previous century in one of the more exciting ‘out-there’ decades. I am a two metre tall biped from the genus Homo Sapiens and, like many of my species, I am simultaneously amazed and confused by what I like to call ‘This Life Thing’.

Some of ‘This Life Thing’ has involved me working as a driver’s mate, factory gateman, barman, labourer, telesales operative, sales assistant, warehouseman, Student Union President, University IT helpdesk guy, British Rail signal software designer, Premiership Football website designer, gigging musician, graphic designer, stand-up comedian, sound engineer, Improv artist, magazine editor, novel ghost-writer and Wide Web journo – although I don’t like to talk about it. Mostly.

I have (at some time or other) lived on most of the Earth’s major continents and when not travelling to varied and interesting worlds all over the cosmos, I find myself frequently residing in the county of East Sussex in the seaside town of Brighton.

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