Inspiring, non-dystopian science-fiction/adventure.
12 and up. The feedback from dozens of test readers – boys and girls, adult women and men – has been phenomenal across the board.
Dynamic, relatable characters - young kids, teens and adults of all ages. Positive life lessons. All kinds of real science and “conjectural science” throughout. And thanks to a partnership with the Agile Strategy Lab at Purdue University - middle schools across America will receive STEM-oriented educational curricula - including lesson plans and role playing games - based on the DZ books.
A SWEEPING SAGA
Following Dax from his early teens to his twenties. But each book tells its own full story; readers will be satisfied at the end of every book.
Books 1 & 2 are complete - the first a little longer than "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," the second about the length of "Prisoner of Azkaban."
My test readers keep telling me they really want to see movies and theme park rides. Of course, so would I - but it's kinda early to be thinking about all that. Besides, I get to live these adventures every day, inside my head - and I don't even need a Fastpass!
The humans of 2077 are trying to do a good thing, though we pay a steep price as we’re not quite ready, so we have to up our game. BUT – over 40 nations send volunteers, so the characters are very diverse – starting in book one and building from there. The books are not political, but they purposely and effortlessly make a statement that all humans have value, dignity and great potential to excel.
There are three big goals for the DZ books: To make science, technology, engineering and math exciting and compelling again for young people; to give kids a vision of an Earth and civilization so cool they want to MAKE IT HAPPEN; to offer a model of a family where everyone supports and encourages one another to become better.