Check out this book trailer for Elom,a science fiction novel out from Tor this month written by my friend and fellow Alabamian William H. Drinkard. This is Bill's first science fiction novel, and before it was written, he'd never met another SF author. Now he's coming out in hardcover from Tor, with a wonderful cover by Stephan Martiniere, and he's been learning the convention ropes. He'll be debuting the book at OmegaCon in just two weeks as well. So help me welcome him into the community, as it can be lonely for a left-leaning, Darwin-endorsing science fiction author 'round these parts. Here's the book description:
"Fire from the Goddess and the meat and furs of the mammoth are all that the People need to live. It is a harsh life but a good one and it is one that all cherish.Young Geerna knows that the time has come for her to become a woman and take up the tasks to keep her people safe. She waits in the Awakening Place, fearful and hopeful as her ordeals come to an end. Then, on the eve of her Womanhood, a shining light descends upon her and her world is torn asunder.And she embarks on a journey that none of her people could ever envision...Eons have passed. Cycle upon cycle the Way of the People have remain unchanged: women are artists, men are hunters. Geerna's Law is the covenant by which humans live in harmony and peace. But all is about to change. A call has come for The People to choose their champions, and a summons to meet the mysterious creatures who selected Geerna so long ago.All is unknown. As the brave souls who are chosen venture forth, they will come to discover just how much that pact that Geerna made so long ago has cost them.And they will have to confront the choices that might help them to finally know true freedom."