A Military Sci-Fi with a Twist
The Shadow Man was there when Milune was destroyed, wielding a power that ordinary folk should not behold. But frightened children are rarely believed.
With Abraham’s mother dead, his father tries desperately to build his sons a new life on a new world. There are friends, enemies, romances, and the usual embarrassments of teenage years. But Abraham dreams only of revenge – against the vile riskar, destroyers of Milune.
Enamored by tales of the great campaign against the riskar, Abraham signs up, the realities of war and the dynamics of camaraderie molding a simple farmboy into a deadly and intuitive soldier.
But there are truths still to emerge, and The Shadow Man is no longer the distant memory of a frightened child. Nor does he hover at the edges of Abraham’s dark dreams.
In fact, he is much closer than Abraham could have imagined.
Tyler writes with an awareness of the human psyche, the surface humility of his work at the same time belying and complementing the sophistication of its emotional undercurrent.
Redshift is a tale of loss and the need for vengeance, but it is also a coming-of-age drama of a young man finding himself adrift in an uncaring universe while he lives, loves, and fights for what he believes to be right.
JaN 15 '22
TyLER E. C. BURnwORTH
Tyler grew up in the Ohio village of Oak Harbor with three baby sisters, a military father and a supportive mother. At age 17, he wrangled his father into signing the early release form to join the Air Force, and his life has never been the same.
For Tyler, writing has always been there, and he completed five novels prior to the inception of Redshift. With a Master of Arts in Fiction Writing, his perspective on the craft has evolved since the halcyon days of many an abandoned tale.
Countless stories and characters have steered Tyler through the best and worst times of his life, and it is now his goal to convey such inspiration to the world. He lives with his lovely wife and 'Irish' twins (14 months apart!) in the Nevada desert, just beyond the shadow of the most secure - and obscure - military base in the world: Area 51.
We assure you, however, that Tyler most certainly exists.
Our Master of The Future, The Structuralist, accepted the challenge of interpreting the central scenes and themes from Tyler Burnworth's Redshift, the first of a trilogy entitled By Blood Or By Star.
No spoilers here, but the landscape behind our soldier is considerably quieter than the scene to which it alludes. And the destruction of Milune, Abraham's home planet, hangs in the sky as a reminder of the horrors at play.
Also, check out the insignia on the uniform, reminiscent of The Collision, the cataclysmic event that sets Abraham Zeeben upon his fateful path.
Check out the development process here.