TERMINAL CORE, BY LYNN STEIGLEDER
Fiction: Science Fiction. Soul Fire Press. 358 pp.
Aon, a solid core planet made from the priceless and most dense element in the galaxy, Caladium, is under silent attack. Plans are made by off-worlders to dissolve the unbreakable core using crude oil obtained from 19th century Earth. Once the oil is refined, the byproduct, gasoline, will soften the Caladium, allowing it to be collected. It is soon discovered the core is made from living beings created from Caladium itself. The off-worlders employ a band of corrupt inhabitants to carry on this work. They find themselves in a constant struggle with a small coalition of Aonians bent on saving their home world. Both factions clash with the indestructible core creatures. With horrendous beasts one step behind and deadly pitfalls ahead, the coalition struggles to finish its journey, hoping to insure their race's survival.
"Steigleder's Terminal Core is a complex story of the goings on of a small planet where a very lucrative mining operation is being operated by interests that are manipulating for the most profitable outcomes. The story contains a host of characters with varied outcomes in mind. It is impressive how he puts it all together and tells the story and then brings it all to a thrilling conclusion." - Peter Hains, Amazon reviewer (4/5 stars)
"Overall this was a fantastic read. Full of life, death and adventure, this was a unique and creative read that cannot be missed. If you haven't yet be sure to pick up your copies of Terminal Core by Lynn Steigleder today!" - Anthony Avina, Amazon reviewer (4/5 stars)
"This was one of the most unique, out there books I've ever read. It was highly creative, which made me want to keep reading. It's completely different from the other sci-fi books that I read which I was worried about when I started it. I read a lot of science fiction books and because of that, I've read a lot of what feels like the same book written in a different way. Thankfully this book was on a level of its own and I loved it." - Ashley Tomlinson (4/5 stars)
Lynn Steigleder was born in Richmond, Virginia. He spent most of his young adult life as a supervisor in the field of construction and fabrication. When Lynn's department was outsourced within two months of his diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, he realized the need to transition into a new career path. During a fishing trip, his son suggested that he consider writing as a career having enjoyed short stories written by his father in years past. Lynn agreed to the challenge and his first novel, Rising Tide, was accepted for publication. Lynn has continued to work on the Rising Tide series. Eden's Wake is the second book in the series and he has two more in the draft stage close to completion.