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Welcome to the home of J J Mathews, New Zealand science fiction author and dreamer of alien worlds.

The Taylor Neeran Chronicles are my first exploration into this interesting galaxy that we inhabit, and the possibilities that currently lie just beyond our reach in a not-too-distant future.

If you ever wondered what kind of influence one human female could possibly have on this unsuspecting galaxy of ours and its future history, read on…

A.D. 3485

All Taylor wanted was to get to know her mother.

Now, she may never get that chance.

Taylor went along for the ride to help her mother survey a new planet, and the offer of a few extra course credits for doing field work certainly didn’t hurt.

A planet on the edge of disputed territory, sure, but the war with the Xathen had ended thirty years ago, and the Commonwealth had won. It didn’t matter that the first survey ship failed to return, things like that happen during wartime.

But this was just term break, with two whole months to work alongside her mother and get to know her better while she sharpened her Xenobiology skills in a verdant paradise.

With any luck, she would graduate early.

Then Taylor messed up, big-time.

Now she was lost, alone and struggling to survive, stranded ten thousand light-years from home.

The Taylor Neeran Chronicles begin with Illiya, followed by Incursion, Intercession and Icarus. Infestation is now available for pre-orders (publishing August 1, 2021).

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Books in the Taylor Neeran Chronicles series: