CHANNILLO
Garden in the Abyss
By Thomas Harper

Series Description:

The 6,782 people aboard the Riåдuarökзh are all that's left of humanity. It's been nearly 30,000 years since the Riåдuarökзh's Architects embarked on their mission to preserve humankind on a distant habitable planet known as Garden. Thousands of generations later, with genetic disease rampant amongst humanity's last hope, those almost mythical Architects are known only by the scant information passed down about them through the vessel's leadership. After the Riåдuarökзh failed to begin its deceleration upon its approach to Garden, the inhabitants face a crisis of their faith in the Architects. Those who rebel against the established orthodoxy are pitted against the faithful leadership, but both sides may soon discover that the truth is something neither could have anticipated. In Garden of the Abyss, humanity's fate teeters on the brink of annihilation. Only with the truth about the Architect's real purposes can humankind's descendants become the author's of their own destiny.

Category/Genre(s): Science Fiction, Young Adult
Updated: Every Other Week
Status: Ongoing



Author Bio For Thomas Harper:

Thomas Harper was born in 1985 and lived the first thirty years of his life in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After skating by all the way through high school, he spent six years at a menial job. With plenty of time to think, he discovered his intellectual side. In 2009 he finally went to college in an attempt to procrastinate the real world, which has scary responsibilities. He is now a biochemist who has worked as an undergraduate researcher on β-lactamases, the enzyme bacteria use to break down β-lactam drugs such as penicillin’s in antibiotic resistant bacteria. As of the publishing of this book, he is now a graduate student at CU Boulder, doing research on the CDK8 module of the Mediator complex, which is essential for communicating cellular signals into gene expression in eukaryotic cells. When he has time, Thomas Harper posts on a blog page called The Cynical Philosopher about various philosophical, societal, and scientific ideas that interest him.







Series Description:

The 6,782 people aboard the Riåдuarökзh are all that's left of humanity. It's been nearly 30,000 years since the Riåдuarökзh's Architects embarked on their mission to preserve humankind on a distant habitable planet known as Garden. Thousands of generations later, with genetic disease rampant amongst humanity's last hope, those almost mythical Architects are known only by the scant information passed down about them through the vessel's leadership. After the Riåдuarökзh failed to begin its deceleration upon its approach to Garden, the inhabitants face a crisis of their faith in the Architects. Those who rebel against the established orthodoxy are pitted against the faithful leadership, but both sides may soon discover that the truth is something neither could have anticipated. In Garden of the Abyss, humanity's fate teeters on the brink of annihilation. Only with the truth about the Architect's real purposes can humankind's descendants become the author's of their own destiny.

Category/Genre(s): Science Fiction, Young Adult
Updated: Every Other Week
Status: Ongoing


Author Bio For Thomas Harper:

Thomas Harper was born in 1985 and lived the first thirty years of his life in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After skating by all the way through high school, he spent six years at a menial job. With plenty of time to think, he discovered his intellectual side. In 2009 he finally went to college in an attempt to procrastinate the real world, which has scary responsibilities. He is now a biochemist who has worked as an undergraduate researcher on β-lactamases, the enzyme bacteria use to break down β-lactam drugs such as penicillin’s in antibiotic resistant bacteria. As of the publishing of this book, he is now a graduate student at CU Boulder, doing research on the CDK8 module of the Mediator complex, which is essential for communicating cellular signals into gene expression in eukaryotic cells. When he has time, Thomas Harper posts on a blog page called The Cynical Philosopher about various philosophical, societal, and scientific ideas that interest him.