Gingezel Inc. is founded and owned by Donald S. Hall, PhD. and Judi Suni Hall, PhD. It is sited in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada and makes available to the public their writing, poetry, designs, fine art, and photography. The philosophy of their writing is to provide the reader with science fiction by scientists built around fictional characters and situations that are realistic, and to provide a future reality complex enough the reader can immerse themselves in it. The philosophy in poetry and design is to share the joy of creating beauty, and to make beautiful objects affordable while maintaining a high quality.
What are you working on next?
We are turning to space sports. We have invented a weightless game, Octagla, that combines features of lacrosse and hockey. It's a rough fast paced game, the players are the highest paid in the galaxy, and the stakes are high - the galactic championship.
Weightless space sports are a concept that fascinates Don. He played Junior A hockey and was invited to the Los Angeles Kings training camp. At university he played goal and he also was one of the founders of the Lethbridge Lacrosse Association and played goal for two of the teams.
This series is at the final editing stage. In parallel we are writing fantasy.
What is your writing process?
Because Gingezel is a collaborative series between a husband and wife team, our writing process is quite fluid. It usually starts with discussions, and occasionally arguments, at the dinner table about a technical point or what one of the characters would or would not do in a situation. Or Judi, who is definitely a 'write by the seat of her pants' author not a plotter, will wake up with a bright idea.
Either way, the basic idea and emotive scenes are captured in old fashioned pencil. The scene is fleshed out between us, dictated, and roughly edited. We tend to jump around within the novel time line, and not worry about continuity details until a novel is complete. That keeps us free to change the technical details as the plot evolves.
This kind of work style has evolved over decades of sharing careers, first as physicists, now as authors and artists.
Getting into the semifinals had a high cost of injuries and suspensions for defending champion Tamara. Can the team and new players regroup, and is that enough? The Pendrae Suns have Menzaille, the only Galactic Octagla goalie with shutouts and he’s hot. But Coach Isley has a surprise for him, one that could reshape Octagla - reintroducing roof runners.
Tamara is going for the near impossible, a three-peat as the Galactic Octagla champions. That was before the game with arch rivals Pendrae United that hospitalized Hall of Fame center Daron and ended his career. Now his teammates are looking for the rematch. But that isn’t all. Daron’s family works for a notorious drug lord, and they don’t think it was an accident. They’re out to find the truth.
The pressure is on Hall of Fame Center Daron Soimvell, aka Superstud. Tamara is going for the impossible, a three-peat of the Galactic Octagla championship. To get the position they want in the playoffs, they have to defeat their bitter rivals Pendrae United. At some point the coach will have to call a slingshot play. Daron knows all about them. He could end up MVP. Or he could end up dead.
You grasp at straws when they are all you have to grasp at. Mechanical causes for the reactor accident on the remote mining planet Drezvir are being eliminated leaving Dreen and Mitra up for manslaughter charges for negligent design. Could the reactor control system have been hacked? The man who could have done it is on Drevzir. Suspicion is not proof and time is running out. Sci fi by scientists.
How do you prove your complex system did not cause a deadly reactor accident? Mitra, Dreen, and a team of risk analysts are on Drezvir to find the cause. Ari is out to save himself. With hacker help Chett has vowed to destroy Ari. Joran is poised to return as galactic superstar. At least Dreen and Mitra are together at last. Then C.C. appears with a secret from Dreen’s past, and a few of his own.
It’s always a mistake to say things can’t get worse. Mitra is headed back to Drezvir. Durstin is struggling to save the mining colony in a red blizzard. Dreen thinks losing Mitra is a disaster until he hears from his friends. Chett is the wild card in this hand. When things go from bad to worse, does he have the strength to give up everything he has dreamed of and play the hero?
Octagla is a rough, fast-paced zero gravity hockey-lacrosse hybrid. It is played in a transparent eight sided court located at the center of an orbiting space station. This series follows the Tamara Octagla team in their quest for a three-peat of the Galactic Octagla Championship.
There is a fine line between pushing the limits of technology and pushing your luck. Some people think Dr. Mitra Kael, power systems engineer, crossed that line with her new hybrid reactor installed on the remote mining planet Drezvir. All Mitra wants to do is never see Drezvir again. She’s headed for vacation on the pleasure planet Gingezel. How much was she pushing her luck?