EarthboundVolume I of the Earthbound Series
The EARTHBOUND Series is a set of five original, character driven novels in a science fiction setting, featuring an ordinary hero with everyday problems: He has a boss, a job that's a grind, a wife who doesn't understand him (but wants him home for dinner) and a high-maintenance girlfriend on the side. He just happens to hail from another world...
Planet Floran was founded 200 years in Earth's future, but simultaneously 5,000 years in her past. 200 years from now the starship Floranembarks on a mission to explore the nearby Beta Centuri star system, a mere 4 light-years distant. As the result of a warp-drive accident, theFloran falls into a black hole and emerges 200 light-years from Earth and 5,000 years in the past. Locating a planet capable of sustaining human life, the ship's crew founds a colony and names the planet after their starship.
In 5,000 years that colony has grown into a civilization of billions, inhabiting a dozen planets. Nonetheless, they require fresh DNA from Earth to keep the plants that supply their food and fiber healthy. To that end, they send an elite team of specially-trained exo-agents who covertly walk the surface of Earth, collecting samples and sending them to the home planet. Nykkyo Kyhana, under the Earth identity of Nick Kane is one such agent.
EARTHBOUND [volume I]:
Nykko begins his misson on Earth. There he befriends Sukiko, a lecturer at the university where he is assigned. As their friendship blossoms into a deep love, Nyk discovers she is his own distant ancestor, as well as an ancestor to the man who founded his world. He realizes his love for her risks disrupting future events and jeopardizes his own existence and that of his people.
Nyk blames himself for such a disruption when Sukiko attempts suicide. After intervening to save her life, he decides he must disengage from her, to prevent further interference. But, by now it is too late. Events have been set into motion and Nyk is compelled to intervene again on her behalf -- or face temporal annihilation.
Seen exclusively through the eyes of a visitor from another world, Earthbound unfolds as Nyk's journey of discovery, as he learns of his past, his purpose and finds the love of his life.