J. C. Conway

J. C. Conway is the author of a variety of short stories and novels, including works in science fiction, fantasy and romantic suspense. His novel, Towers of Earth, follows the challenges of teenage Allison Taylor who becomes the lynchpin of a thousand-year power struggle when she reluctantly returns to Earth after a failed interstellar colony mission. His first novel, Hearts in Ruin, is an archaeological suspense and romance involving a controversial discovery of pre-Clovis North American civilization, and an academic establishment working to suppress the find. His popular short story, "Gentle Push," probes the unique role of humanity among the ancient civilizations of the galaxy.

J. C. Conway has a broad background, with substantial experience in education and academia, complex civil litigation, community service and mental health. His writing is influenced by a wide spectrum of literature, including works by Sir Arthur Clarke, John Steinbeck, James Patterson and Douglas Adams. His short stories and novels are easy to read, filled with fun, compassion and humor, and run the gamut of historic, contemporary and future conflicts, always illuminated on a personal level from the point of view of engaging protagonists. You can find out more about his current stories and the availability of his previously published works at http://jcconway.com.

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At the brink of an impending dark age, 15-year-old Allison Taylor escapes Earth on a colony ship to the stars. But a catastrophic quark drive failure forces a desperate, near-light-speed return a millennium into Earth's future. Allison is surprised to find humanity in a "New Renaissance" and to see the Great Geostationary Towers her father engineered still stretching majestically from ground to high orbit, now housing Earth's billions.

When Allison learns the "New Renaissance" is a mere façade, she struggles against crushing odds to reunite with her fellow colonists. Finally gaining the opportunity to flee again, she realizes her special knowledge of the Towers may empower her to break the Tower Administrators' tyranny—but at the cost of her means of escape. Allison is torn. Will fulfilling her father's dream be worth abandoning her chance to finally reach the stars?
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