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Tuesday, 2 June 2015

☀☄ Henry Gallant and The Warrior: The Henry Gallant Saga [3] - H. Peter Alesso

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Henry Gallant and The Warrior which was released on the third part of the The Henry Gallant Saga, a Sci-Fi space opera by H Peter Alesso.

I found the origins of this series fascinating as it truly reflects the author's background (as you will see in his biography) and imagination.  From my understanding, "Midshipman Henry Gallant in Space" was first released in 2012, by H Peter Alesso and Video Software Lab, as a Kindle story complemented by a multi-level Android [the operating system, not a robot...] arcade game for mobile devices: "Gallant in Space".

"the player is the pilot of a star fighter battling alien flying saucer on a critical mission to get vital information back to Earth.  As the player completes each level of combat, episodes of an illustrated story of the Saga are shown.  The complete episodes are available from Amazon and are linked from within the app."

That truly appeals to the geek in me, who can't help but think that is so cool!  Alas the app is no longer available (or at least I could not find it ...)

To complete our introduction to the Henry Gallant Saga, we have included below the original trailer, followed by the synopsis for Henry Gallant and the Warrior, as well as an excerpt for your enjoyment.

Peter Alesso will be awarding a $15 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.  Please do take part: follow the tour and comment, as the more comments you leave the higher your chances of being a winner!


Synopsis | Trailer | Teaser | The Saga | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops

Synopsis

In the 22th Century, the people of the Solar System have banded together against an alien invasion. Unfortunately, they’re losing—badly.

As the only Natural remaining in the genetically engineered officer corps of the United Planet’s fleet, Henry Gallant has unique mental abilities that have proven essential to the defense against the Titan invaders. Nevertheless his fellow officers lack faith in him, and worse, he has angered prominent men by speaking truth to power.

Despite this, Admiral Collingsworth has given him command of the Warrior, the most advanced stealth warship in the UP arsenal, and ordered him to the alien’s main base to spy, intrigue, and disrupt their war capacity.

Gallant’s mission leads to risky battles and painful choices, but no choice is more personal, or intimate, than the choice to face one’s own death. And for Henry Gallant—a flawed young man in a hopeless situation against overwhelming odds—a dreadful decision looms before him.

He has only one saving grace—he is unafraid.

Teaser: Excerpt

Lieutenant Henry Gallant walked along the cobblestone streets of New Annapolis—head down, mind racing...

My orders say take command of the Warrior immediately... but no promotion... Why not?

He pondered the possibilities, but he already knew the answer. Though he had steely gray eyes, a square jaw, and was taller than nearly everyone around him, what distinguished him most was not visible to the naked eye—he was a Natural—born without genetic engineering.

By the time he reached the space elevator, the welcoming breeze of the clear brisk morning had brightened his mood and he fell into line behind the shipyard personnel without complaint.

Looking up, he marveled; that cable goes into the clouds like an Indian rope trick.

When at last it was his turn, the guard scanned his comm pin against the access manifest.

The portal light blinked red.

“Pardon, sir. Access denied,” said the grim faced sentry.

“Call the officer of the guard,” demanded Gallant.

The officer of the guard appeared, but was no more inclined to pass Gallant through. He touched the interface panel and made several more entries, but the portal continued to blink red.

“There’s a hold on your access, sir.”

Gallant asked, “A hold?”

“Yes, sir. Your clearance and authorization are in order, but SIA has placed a hold on your travel movements. They want you to report to SIA headquarters, ASAP.”

“I need to go to the shipyard and attend to important business before going to the Solar Intelligence Agency,” clarified Gallant, but even as he said it, he knew it wouldn’t help.

“Sorry, sir. Orders.”

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The Henry Gallant Saga

In an era of genetic engineering, Henry Gallant is the only Natural (non-genetically enhanced) officer left in the fleet.

Midshipman Henry Gallant in Space

As the last star fighter in squadron 111, Midshipman Henry Gallant is on his way from Jupiter to Mars.  With the United Planets' fleet on the verge of annihilation, he can expect no help as he passes through the asteroid belt and threatening aliens.  With so much uncertainty about the aliens’ capabilities and intentions, analyzing the captured computer equipment in Gallant’s possession could prove crucial.  The fate of Earth could rest on the abilities of Midshipman Henry Gallant.  Unfortunately, it is his abilities that have been much in doubt during his tour of duty.

His classmates and superior officers have all expressed their concern that he will not be up to the demands of the space service.  Only bright and attractive junior officer Kelsey Mitchel has shown any sympathy for him. Now as his navigator on the last fighter in squadron 111, her life as well as a good many others, depends of Henry Gallant.

Lieutenant Henry Gallant

In spite of his superiors’ concerns that Lieutenant Henry Gallant is not up to the challenge, his unique mental abilities have proven essential to the defense of the United Planets in its fight against the Titan invaders.

Serving on the first FTL prototype, the Intrepid, on its maiden voyage to Tau-Ceti, Gallant finds a lost human colony on the planet Elysium. Elysium’s leader, Cyrus Wolfe, has allied himself with an ancient Artificial Intelligence which had lain dormant on the planet for millennia, but is now willing to protect the colonists against the Titans.

Gallant allies himself with Alaina Hepburn, the leader of the democratic opposition.  With Alaina’s help, he discovers that the ancient AI has a sinister ulterior motive and he must match his exceptional mind against the complexity of machine intelligence to escape the ultimate trap and prevent the extermination of humanity.

In Lieutenant Henry Gallant, one man pits the naked human mind against the perspicacity of machine intelligence.

About the Author

As a scientist and author specializing in technology innovation, H. Peter Alesso has over twenty years research experience at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).

As Engineering Group Leader at LLNL he led a team of scientists and engineers in innovative applications across a wide range of supercomputers, workstations, and networks.

He graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a B.S. and served in the U.S. Navy on nuclear submarines before completing an M.S. and an advanced Engineering Degree at M.I.T.

He has published several software titles and numerous scientific journal and conference articles, and he is the author/co-author of seven books.

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