In 2157, a mysterious gas known as Variant spreads across the globe, killing or mutating most organic life. The surviving humans take refuge in an underground city, determined to return home. But after generations of failures and botched attempts, hope is beginning to dwindle. That is, until a... show more
In 2157, a mysterious gas known as Variant spreads across the globe, killing or mutating most organic life. The surviving humans take refuge in an underground city, determined to return home. But after generations of failures and botched attempts, hope is beginning to dwindle. That is, until a young scientist makes a unique discovery—and everything changes. Suddenly, there’s reason to hope again, and it rests within a group of genetically engineered children that are both human and Variant.
Terry is one of these children, modified and trained to endure the harsh conditions of a planet he cannot begin to understand. After years of preparation, Terry thinks he knows what to expect. But the reality is far stranger than anything he can imagine—and what he will become is far more dangerous.
Interview with the Author:
Q: Is this book part of a series?
A. Yes, the Amber Project is part 1 of the Variant Saga, a series of dystopian young adult novels.
Q: What sort of genres do you typically read? Are they the same as what you write?
A. I read a lot of science fiction, but not as many apocalypse books as people think. The Amber Project is dystopian scifi, but I don't normally read a ton of that. My favorite books are Ender's Game, Old Man's War, The Great Gatsby, Paradise Lost, Cat's Cradle, Sirens of Titan, and The Gunslinger. A few of those influenced this book, but not all. A lot of my influences came from other forms of entertainment, like films and video games. I grew up playing games like Fallout and Bioshock, so there's plenty of influences there.
Q: Will there be other books in this universe besides the main series?
A: Yes. I'm planning a few spin-offs as well as several short stories.
Q. So why should readers give this series a try?
A: Because the Variant Saga is a fast, fun, thrill-ride! It dives into genetic engineering and child soldiers, tackling serious issues and themes, and provides a rich, explosive world of exploration.
Ultimately, readers who enjoy lightning-fast pacing with a plot that twists and turns all the way to the end will get a kick out of this series.
Q: Where can readers learn more about upcoming releases?
A: Visit my website www.jnchaney.com and sign up for the email list. You'll get free short stories, books, artwork, and updates on upcoming releases.
The Variant Saga ebook categories:
Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction
Military Genetic Engineering
Dystopian Young Adult Novels
Dystopian fiction young adult series
Dystopian science fiction