Marian Constantin Ghilea is a physicist (PhD. from University of Rochester) with research work in the fields of nuclear fusion, computational physics, particle physics, and exoplanets. Besides science and literature, he is also actively involved in martial arts, music, and the study of cultures and languages from around the world.
Alberto is the second lieutenant on Excelsior, a military brig involved mostly on sea-patrolling missions. On a mysterious place called "The Island", Alberto becomes involved in complex events that make him question the surrounding reality and even his own existence. The fabulous realm he gets to explore looks nothing like the world from his space and time.