Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Refraction by Terry Geo

About the Book

Title: Refraction
Author: Terry Geo
Genre: Science-Fiction / Fantasy 
Most stories start at the beginning; this one begins at the end. At least for Maria. Her sudden death sends shockwaves through her family and pushes her grieving mother to the very brink of insanity. After exhausting every avenue conventional medicine has to offer, Maria’s father, Henry, brings together the world’s greatest minds in the hope of carving out a new path. Months pass, and as Henry watches his beloved Elena slowly drift away, he begins to lose faith. It is only then that a solution presents itself. A discovery so momentous, it saves Elena and reveals the most important scientific and technological breakthrough in modern history.
Silicate is founded; a privately funded facility which delves deeper into the human mind, able to discover answers to questions we are yet to ask. Securing Silicate’s secrets becomes of utmost importance; even after treating hundreds of patients, the public are still unaware of the wonders and terrifying reality Silicate has unearthed . . .
The world you know is only half the story.

Book Excerpt
Padman brought up the floating screen over Arturo, and began interfacing with it.
“What this console does,” he said, addressing the audience while working on the screen, “as well as accessing Arturo’s brain, is also enhances the apparitions and enlarges the images we see. Using a combination of the brain’s own electricity and our newly designed systems, we can now do this . . .”
The doctor brushed his hand over the screen, clenched his fist and drew it away from Arturo, pushing it towards the grid beneath the cannons.
A mass of gathered light and data swam around in a jumbled mess. As it darted around the room, it combined together, steadily growing in size, assembling and ordering itself, until creating an apparition ten times larger than it had been before.
As the image settled, it formed a life-size man, who stared at the audience. Still in a wispy, dream-like state, the only movement produced was by the smoke-like texture, waving and weaving.
“Ladies and gentlemen, meet Carlos,” Padman announced with glee. The surrounding grid of lights began to move and change colours. Lights darted over the apparition, checking for size and consistency. Once the lights had settled, the cannons came to life. All four moved around the apparition, shooting a steady stream of gaseous molecules. In front of their eyes, the body began to fill . . . First a foot, then a hand, an eye, a leg . . .
Padman watched the percentage of the gauge rise as the cannons automatically controlled the flow of each precise molecule being added to the apparition. When it reached one hundred per cent, the cannons stopped, retracting back to the ceiling.
Everyone held their breath, staring at the fully formed man in front of their eyes. No-one spoke, for what seemed an eternity, waiting to see what would happen next.
The man collapsed to the floor.

Author Bio
Born in Derbyshire, raised in Yorkshire, resides in London, Terry learned from a young age that he was different from his peers. He preferred the company of girls over boys, didn’t like sports and would write at every opportunity. He was bullied throughout his school life both physically and verbally and had to deal with the cruelty of others from an early age.
Terry Geo wrote and directed his first play at age eleven. At sixteen, he started work in television, writing scripts and becoming the youngest director in the country. Terry applied for a job while taking his final exams and started work in television the week after he finished school. For the first time in his life, he found a world where he could shine and be accepted for who he was. He came out as gay to his parents the following week and never again hid his sexuality from anyone. At seventeen he became the youngest director in the country, producing a light entertainment show for Yorkshire Television. After a short stint in a boyband, Terry went back to writing, editing two national publications. He toured the world as an actor, moved to London and in 2017, wrote and directed a musical for the London stage. A year later, Terry married Ken, the love of his life, in London. After their honeymoon in Thailand, he returned to a book he had started some years before. In January 2019, his cat Megara sadly passed away. This hit Terry hard and in memorial to her, he wrote her into the book he was writing. She is now a part of Terry’s debut published novel, Refraction.


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