Galactic Pact Series, Book 1
Science Fiction / Space Opera
Date Published: 01-01-2023
The Fall of Mu is the captivating first book of the Galactic Pact series. This multi-generational epic blends science fiction and historical fiction to transport you to a pre-historic era where humanity built an interstellar empire. With vivid scenes, rich characters, and chapters that defy expectations, this book takes you on an exciting journey across the stars.
Michael is sixteen when his homeland is destroyed in a nuclear attack, his parents are murdered, and he is the one responsible for ensuring his people's survival. Throughout Michael's struggles with alien overlords, apathetic allies and godlike creatures, we follow him as he discovers what it takes to lead in a dystopian universe and how hard it can be to cling onto hope in times of despair. But this is only the beginning!
the hardest part of writing your books?
The books I am
writing are a blend of science fiction and history. But not just any history…
Pre-History! There’s a nice little challenge. Not only is there research
involved, but then you must create a story that is plausible, relatable, and
meaningful to modern readers. Fortunately, I am passionate about doing just
that. It’s that passion that drives my writing and provides the energy needed
to ensure that writing is read.
are most played on your iPod?
If I am
writing, it’s a classical playlist of mostly Bach, Vivaldi, Beethoven, and
All other desk
work is driven forward with techno, rave, house, etc.
If I am
having fun… classical rock.
If it’s time
to chill, I have a playlist of electronica, jazz, and blues (yes, they go together
have critique partners or beta readers?
manuscript is written, I involve critique partners. They say lovely things like
so what, who cares, and what does this mean?
The early version
of the manuscript goes to an editor who bleeds all over it (imagine red ink on
paper and a scathing analysis).
appeasing the blood god, I am happy with it. But who cares? I need readers to
be happy with it! So on to a range of beta readers where I discover the truth.
Now it’s time for me to bleed.
cleaning up the mess I hire a copyrighter to ensure my readers have a
professional, readable, and enjoyable novel to curl up with.
I then try to
forget about it for a month or two and then pretend I have never read the book
before. If I am entertained, if it’s a page-turner, then I am satisfied.
are you reading now?
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you start your writing career?
I realized that I needed to write a
book about it. I quit my job and spent over a year learning how to write
fiction and began what would become a lifelong passion for researching science
I then wrote and published a short
story (Escape from the Emerald A.I.), went back to work, and in the evenings
and weekends started turning that dream story into a manuscript. I quickly realized
that the two were incompatible for me at that point in my life and took another
break from work.
Two years later, after following the
events I outlined above concerning critique partners and beta readers, I had a dang
I went back to work, and in the evenings,
I published that manuscript (The Fall of Mu) and am writing the sequel (Rise of
The Fall of
Mu is my debut novel that starts a series with interactions between good and
evil that evolve over generations to an intergalactic scale. The protagonist of
this novel, Michael, is sixteen when his homeland is destroyed, his parents are
murdered, and he becomes the one responsible for ensuring his people’s
survival. Throughout Michael’s struggles with tyrannical overlords, apathetic
allies, and godlike creatures, he discovers what it takes to lead in a
dystopian universe and how hard it can be to cling to hope in times of despair.
About the Author
R. Halderman is a fiction writer and engineer with a passion for philosophy. He is the author of exciting and provocative literature, blazing a trail for a new style of fiction for a new generation. His writing draws on science fiction's past and present to create a unique voice in contemporary fiction.
You can learn more about R. Halderman at www.RHalderman.com. You can also find him on Gab: @RussellH and Minds: @rhalderman
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