The Seeds of Dissolution
by William C. Tracy
Eighteen year old recluse Sam van Oen lives with his aunt. He tries not to remember the freak storm that killed his parents ten years ago, but his anxiety and his hoarding brings up memories he doesn’t want to have. Just as Sam gathers courage to send in his application for college, away from home, the temperature drops and the sun goes dim. Ice forms in August, and a portal opens up in his fireplace. This time, Sam can’t run.
Now Sam must survive in the Nether, the flourishing capital of ten alien species, home to thousands who can change the Symphony underlying the universe and alter reality. Sam’s anxiety attacks and fear of crowds transforms the Nether into a frightening, expansive city. To find his home again, Sam must learn to control the music inside him, while devastating voids threaten to destroy the Nether and everyone he has grown to love.
Category: Science Fiction – Space Opera