Under Nameless Stars – A Zenn Scarlett Novel
After barely surviving a plot to destroy her school and its menagerie of alien patients, could things get worse for novice exoveterinarian Zenn Scarlett? Yes, they could: her absent father has been kidnapped.
Desperate to find him, Zenn stows away aboard the Helen of Troy, a starliner powered by one of the immense, dimension-jumping beasts known as Indra. With her is Liam Tucker, a Martian boy who is either very fond of her, very dangerous to her, or both. On the verge of learning the truth about her missing dad, Zenn’s quest suddenly catapults her and Liam thousands of light years beyond known space, and into the dark heart of a monstrous conspiracy.
About Christian Schoon (Iowa City, Iowa Author)
Christian Schoon began his writing career as an in-house writer/programming manager with the Walt Disney Company in Burbank, CA, followed by a decade as a freelance marketing consultant and scriptwriter working for various film, animation and home video companies in Los Angeles. During that time he wrote scripts for live-action and animated TV, including Saban's Power Rangers franchise, Rick Moranis in Gravedale High, Warner Bros. animated Batman series and others.
After moving back to the Midwest, he and his wife bought a farm, and started volunteering with a group that rescues abused/neglected horses and another group that helps re-hab wildlife and cares for felines with special medical needs. His animal welfare work, combined with his life-long sci-fi geekery, inspired Christian to write his first novel, the young adult science fiction adventure Zenn Scarlett.
The book follows the adventures of a 17-year-old novice exoveterinarian specializing in the treatment of large, dangerous off-world life forms. The sequel, Under Nameless Stars, debuted in 2014. Christian is published by Angry Robot Books; North American distribution by Penguin Random House.