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Christine Presents ~ New Siqdor by Stephen J. Carter

Please welcome Stephen J. Carter author of New Siqdor.

Stephen will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner, and a Digital copy of New Siqdor from Amazon to another randomly drawn winner; both prizes via rafflecopter during the tour.

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New Siqdor

by Stephen J. Carter


GENRE: Sci-fi





The environmental stilling on the planet of Nebura escalates, threatening to advance even beyond the world-girding storm ring. Meanwhile, Levrok’s plan to arm a resurgent Siqdori Empire with a tulvar arsenal nears completion, and his departure off-world is imminent. Two survivors’ groups join forces as events spiral out of control.


“NEW SIQDOR” is the 2nd book in the “Zero Point Light” SF series, and delivers a thrill ride of untold mayhem, hair-raising escapes, space colonization gone awry, and a descent to the ocean floor and beyond!



Moonlit river

A still night river scenery. Full moon reflects on calm water, and the fog is flowing in the chilled night air.




Mick peered over Franklin’s shoulder as he keyed in the parameters one last time.


“Nothing,” Franklin said. “Not a scrap of data on their miracle cure.”


“Why erase it?”


Franklin bit his lower lip and walked slowly to the middle of the nearly-empty room. Mick counted only fourteen remaining pallets. Franklin turned quickly. “What if the Kalaal were worried the cure would be used against them?”


Mick frowned.


“Let’s assume the cure works by rewriting the code of time-deleted atoms. What if the cure could also be used to erase time in those atoms, make them empty of time altogether?” Franklin said.


“Spatial integrity would be lost,” Mick said. “Change the spatial code on enough atoms, and the object they make up would either be dispersed across a huge region of space, or its location in space would instantly change.”


Franklin nodded. “Go on.”


“That’s all I’ve got,” Mick replied.


Franklin puffed out his cheeks. “Temporal integrity just means the object stays within the only moment that exists, this present moment. And that moment exists uniformly throughout all space.”


Mick was nodding. “Okay.”


“If we change the temporal code of enough atoms,” Franklin continued, “the object they make up would instantly be outside time. What exists now is all that exists, or can exist, in material space.”


“Alright, so what happens when the code is changed?”


“If the object is instantly outside time, it’s instantly outside this universe. There is, by definition, only one physical universe.”


Mick nodded uncertainly. “How would temporal radiation fit into this?”


“If we assume it’s the toxic residue of some weapon, then this radiation must have a temporal tropism – it targets specific atoms.”


“Sounds like something worth avoiding.”


Franklin approached one of the nearer pallets, and looked down at the patient.


“Well, as we’ve seen, such atoms in any organism lead to paralysis, cascading cellular dysfunction, and death.”


Franklin looked up at Mick. “But we’re no closer to knowing how the Kalaal cured it,” he said, with the ghost of a smile.


“We’ve only skimmed the records of the Kalaal-Siqdori war. Even though there was nothing about any weapon like this –”


“It’s worth checking again,” Franklin agreed, as he keyed in instructions. The holo-environment changed again.







AUTHOR Bio and Links:




Stephen J Carter is a Canadian writer living in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He completed a PhD in Social and Political Thought at York University in Toronto in 1997. This led to an 8-year period of teaching at universities in South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. In 2006 he settled in northern Thailand, and began writing fiction full-time in 2007.


In his early years he made several short-term forays into film and video production while involved full-time in academia. Along the way he tried his hand at writing non-fiction in and out of academia, and 8 years ago finally committed full-time to writing fiction.


For Stephen there is something about this northern Thai city that makes it a perfect place to write. His preferred genres to date have been horror and science fiction. On the one hand, he sets his horror novels in Thailand because Thais have such vivid customs that touch the supernatural. On the other hand, disheartened by the cultural Marxism that dominates social discourse now in the West, he feels drawn to writing science fiction for the rational optimism over possible futures it affords. Approaching SF formerly as pure escapism, he finds in it now a source of hope and forward thinking that can be very inspiring.


Stephen looks forward to writing several more novels in his two current series, Zero Point Light and Z Inferno.










Stephen will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner, and a Digital copy of New Siqdor from Amazon to another randomly drawn winner; both prizes via rafflecopter during the tour. 






13 comments on “Christine Presents ~ New Siqdor by Stephen J. Carter

  1. Goddess Fish Promotions
    December 31, 2015

    Thanks for hosting!

  2. Stephen J Carter
    December 31, 2015

    Many thanks to Christine Young website for hosting my book!

  3. Stephen J Carter
    December 31, 2015

    Hey, everybody, a shout-out of welcome to visitors to the site! All the best.

  4. Mai Tran
    December 31, 2015

    What was your favorite subject in school?

    • Stephen J Carter
      December 31, 2015

      Hi Mai, believe it or not it was Latin. I guess it appealed to the left side of my brain … LOL Best wishes & Happy New Year to you.

  5. Betty W
    December 31, 2015

    Great cover! I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.

    • Stephen J Carter
      December 31, 2015

      hi Betty, thanks! This is one of the less interesting excerpts, too much science! … It’s 11:45 PM New Year’s Eve now here (Thailand), so I’m heading out to for the countdown! … HAPPY NEW YEAR! LOL

  6. exjdub
    December 31, 2015

    Enjoyed the blurb and excerpt.

  7. achristay
    December 31, 2015

    Welcome to my blog. I hope you have a great tour.

    • Stephen J Carter
      December 31, 2015

      Thanks I’m glad to be here. I like the pics of Cours d’Alene Lake. It looks like a perfect sanctuary in the heart of Nature.

  8. Stephen J Carter
    December 31, 2015

    I’m headed out now for the New Year countdown! It’s 11:52 here in Thailand!

  9. Ree Dee
    January 3, 2016

    I really enjoyed the excerpt! Thank you.

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