Mon ami, French author Julien Morgan, has penned a story that has a Starship Commander by the name of Susan Quinn… in French! It’s out and available – if you read French, pick it up and let me know if I save the day.
[Ed. Note: Here is Julien’s French version of our interview.]
A delightful coincidence! (And Julian/Julien is one of my favorite characters.) I have Julien here to chat a little bit about our alter-egos…
Half a century after an alien signal is received at the Lembang Observatory in Indonesia, the survey spaceship the Geminga discovers a planet that may be the source of the signal, 28 light-years out in the constellation Tucana. Unfortunately, the solar system the ship just landedis under attack by an armada of warships, its crew a helpless by-stander as the alien homeworld is devastated by thousands of thermonuclear explosions. Both shocked by this tragedy and worried about the political fallout, defense contractor Jari Orison launches a scientific mission to the newly discovered Mendung, hoping to understand what happened.