Penny de Byl is a professor of computer game design and development, artificial intelligence, animation, and educational technology. She has been awarded numerous awards for teaching and research throughout her twenty-year career. She has a PhD in artificial intelligence and computer game character programming. To date, she has written four books, including the best-selling Holistic Game Development and Artificial Life Possibilities: A Star Trek Perspective. "The Disciples Of Cassini Trilogy" is her first foray into fiction, combining her expertise in computer science with her love of crime mysteries and police procedurals. For more details, see her website at http://pennydebyl.me
Creating Procedural Artworks with Processing: A Holistic Guide, is for those seeking to learn computer programming from the very basics to the more advanced concepts. It uses Processing (processing.org) to visualise the concepts through the production of computer graphics that illustrate the coding principles while being artworks in their own right.
Fifteen teenagers are chosen for an off-world educational program at Cassini, the first human colony established on Titan. When Drs. Kian and Marcela Barret discover that one of the teenagers’ is a convicted criminal who caused the death of their baby sixteen years ago, Zoe Moore and her team are summoned to Cassini to investigate the legitimacy of the organization funding the funding the program.
When a body is found drowned in a sewerage vat, Special Agent Zoe Moore and her team are summoned to space station Akkadia to investigate. In among a bustling space tourism trade, established by Everjein, Zoe soon discovers a series of unexplained near-death suffocations. Meanwhile, a series of catastrophic events could see all the station inhabitants lost in the vacuum of space.
QUEENSLAND, Australia –Author Penny de Byl shares a thrilling story that combines the mystery of a crime and police procedural, with science fiction. “Lost Souls” follows humankind’s fledgling endeavors to colonize space, but unfolds into the near future where science looks to religious tenets and beliefs when unethical medical practices lead to a series of baffling deaths.