R. Ormand


A lover of science fiction since a boy Robert Ormand grew up on a steady diet of Herbert, Gibson, and many other great names of the associated SF pantheon. Now Robert has made his publishing debut with Smashwords in early 2013, with his novel entitled 'The Protean Chamber'. It is the first in a trilogy set within a future world in which the Earth has become a frozen wasteland populated by a remnant humanity struggling to survive against the might of off world political power-players. Two factions have flourished within the safety of far flung colonies, avoiding the mutating effects of a WMD effected Earth. Stumbling into this milieu are the innocent Elixir and Orchid, the products of Secret U.N project developed just prior to the annihilating war that has so effectively destroyed the Earth's surface. Both are an exotic mix of humanoid and reptilian genetic conception; designed to thrive deep below the Earth's oceanic surface and thrive within it's aquatic environment. Together Eli and Orchid struggle to survive and to understand their place in a world so unlike their own.


The Protean Chamber
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,460. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Elixir Forest had never been topside. She had never left the safety of her aquatic home, nor had she ever been expected to by the colony elders. Elixir had longed for all of her life to know what the earth's surface above was like. Did humanity survive the previous chaotic centuries? When by chance a visit to the surface is granted to Elixir, she finds far more than she could have ever imagined.

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