Gliese 581: Departure – A Kapalaran Universe novel

Gliese 581: Departure
310 Pages
ISBN 1523820497

In the final days of the 21st century, Daniel Medry and a crew of brilliant and talented scientists and researchers leave Earth on a mission to the Gliese system - the first extra-solar journey of its kind.

Shortly after their departure, a terrible virus is unleashed upon Earth, highly infectious and nearly 100% fatal.

Soon the colonists will learn that they are some of the last unaffected humans left.

And if the challenge of establishing a colony on a distant alien world and re-creating the human race wasn't enough, someone on board is trying to kill them all.

Will Daniel and the rest of Calypso's crew survive the journey?

Christine D. Shuck

About Christine D. Shuck (Kansas City, Missouri & Kansas Author)

Christine D. Shuck

Christine Shuck is an author, community educator, business owner, homeschool mom and self-described auto-didact and general malcontent.

She lives in Historic Northeast Kansas City with her family in an 1899 Victorian and maintains a small urban homestead, complete with chickens and a large garden space. In the warm months, you will find Christine outside gardening, threatening chickens, and passing out plants and food to her neighbors. In the cold months, she is inside, decorating, creating art, and complaining about the cold.

At all times you will find her thinking of writing, plot twists, and more.

Christine maintains three blogs: The Homeschool Advocate – – which centers on homeschooling and parenting, The Deadly Nightshade – – which discusses gardening, diy and more, and her author website –