A sun of a different color? Online novels "Tribes of the Orange Sun," "Pale Yellow Sun" and "White Sun Chronicle" consider an earthlike planet orbiting a faraway star similar to, yet different from, our sun. The stories examine space colonization as a solution to over population and environmental problems.
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Do you like to read books that look at what the future might be like?
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"Tribes of the Orange Sun," "Pale Yellow Sun" and "White Sun Chronicle" may be the most important online novels that you will read all year!

The book "Tribes of the Orange Sun" examines space colonization as an "experimental" solution to human over population and environmental problems in the future world. The book "Pale Yellow Sun" examines space colonization as an "experimental" solution to human over population and environmental problems in the future world. The book "White Sun Chronicle" examines human over population and environmental problems in the future world.


NOW AVAILABLE: "Colors of the Sun - A Trilogy" contains all three stories in one volume!


The book "Colors of the Sun - A Trilogy" contains the stories "Tribes of the Orange Sun", "Pale Yellow Sun" and "White Sun Chronicle" in one volume.





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Like many online novels, each book is available as an e-book (from the publisher's online bookstore) and as trade paperback (from the publisher and from other online bookstores). "White Sun Chronicle" is also available in hardcover.

Direct links to several online bookstores
(prices shown are list for trade paperback;
ebooks are $6.00 for any one of the titles)

Tribes of the Orange Sun ($18.95) --> Publisher, iUniverse Barnes&Noble Amazon
Pale Yellow Sun ($13.95) --> Publisher, iUniverse Barnes&Noble Amazon
White Sun Chronicle ($16.95) --> Publisher, iUniverse Barnes&Noble Amazon
Colors of the Sun ($32.95) --> Publisher, iUniverse Barnes&Noble Amazon


The stories "Tribes of the Orange Sun," "Pale Yellow Sun" and "White Sun Chronicle," by Gene Shiles, are written for a wide variety of reader tastes and interests. The momentum of these tales continually flows as the very real characters struggle with global problems while their own "personal demons" get in the way.


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Readers' comments:

"This could really happen!"
"Thought-provoking!"
"I truly cared about the characters!"
"Science fiction populated by human beings!"
"I couldn't put it down!"

Clean water?  Clean Air?  Or over population, and environmental problems? Online novels "Tribes of the Orange Sun," "Pale Yellow Sun" and "White Sun Chronicle" consider what future Earth might be like.

There are still many beautiful places on our Earth.
What will it be like in a century or two?

What is in Earth's future?





Gene Shiles, author of the sci-fi books "Tribes of the Orange Sun," "Pale Yellow Sun" and "White Sun Chronicle."

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Gene Shiles is a scientist and former
university professor. He holds a PhD
degree in Physics from the University
of California.
His hobbies include, among others,
hiking, fishing, gardening and
easy-listening music. He grew up in
Illinois and currently lives in Minnesota.
He has a black cat named Panther.



Direct links to several online bookstores
(prices shown are list for trade paperback;
ebooks are $6.00 for any one of the titles)

Tribes of the Orange Sun ($18.95) --> Publisher, iUniverse Barnes&Noble Amazon
Pale Yellow Sun ($13.95) --> Publisher, iUniverse Barnes&Noble Amazon
White Sun Chronicle ($16.95) --> Publisher, iUniverse Barnes&Noble Amazon
Colors of the Sun ($32.95) --> Publisher, iUniverse Barnes&Noble Amazon

 

The books are also available at other online bookstores.

To order by phone, call publisher toll-free:  (877) 823-9235

Publisher: iUniverse, Inc.

Tribes of the Orange Sun: ISBN # 0-595-20319-1
Pale Yellow Sun: ISBN # 0-595-31974-2
White Sun Chronicle: ISBN # 0-595-46191-3
Colors of the Sun: ISBN # 978-1-4401-7030-0

The titles can also be ordered at Barnes and Noble brick-and-mortar bookstores.

To examine space colonization as a solution to over population and environmental problems in the future world, these most compelling of sci-fi books consider a faraway earthlike planet orbiting a sun of a different color.


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"Tribes of the Orange Sun," published in November, 2001, "Pale Yellow Sun," published in June, 2004, and "White Sun Chronicle," published in November, 2007, look at our future world (23rd century). Population has grown to more than 24 billion. Science and technology has kept up with this over population (fed the people) and struggled with the environmental problems - but human lifestyles have changed dramatically. (Note that growth to 24 billion in 200 years requires a slowing of the current growth rate - to a doubling in 100 years instead of 40 years).

   
       SYNOPSIS, "Tribes of the Orange Sun"

    Future scientists, struggling with over population and
    environmental problems, devise an ambitious plan to
    manage further population growth. Earth Government 
    hastily implements the new plan; the only alternative,
    forced population control, is not politically attractive.

    Adam Hampton, the newest member of the population
    project's organizing team, objects to an excessively
    optimistic use of old and some very new technologies.
    He suspects that the plan is fundamentally flawed,
    that the lives of the many young volunteers are at
    risk. But, in the beginning, he cannot point to anything
    specific. He can only watch and wait while three of his 
    best friends - and millions of others - begin what they 
    believe will be a great adventure and a new life.

    The eager volunteers reach their destination, a faraway
    earthlike planet, but events don't go as planned. They
    must soon fight for bare survival against an ancient
    menace - a menace that had plagued growing populations,
    man and animal alike, since life first began.

   
   
       SYNOPSIS, "Pale Yellow Sun"

    The people of Emil, living a relatively idyllic life in
    a bountiful land, learn that they will soon face great
    change. Like it or not, they must end their isolation and
    become entangled in the most critical problem menacing
    the rest of civilization. All of their concerns, both 
    societal and personal, must make way for the new challenge.

    Andy Landis is a young engineer recently graduated from
    prestigious East Quadrant University. He has been offered
    a great new job, and is just beginning a romance with a
    young woman he has known since childhood. His plans take a
    turn when he is asked to take part in a decision crucial to
    his society's future. He soon learns that the choice will be
    between the ruin of his beautiful homeland and mass murder
    - and suspects that the decision could be his alone.

    To make this terrible choice, Andy must uncover secrets
    from that society's tragic early days.
    
   
   
       SYNOPSIS, "White Sun Chronicle"

   The citizens of crowded Earth, struggling to deal with
   environmental degradation and lifestyle changes, face a
   more crushing blow: world hunger.

   The global food supply is destroyed and the people flee
   the cities in a bid for survival. Hungry refugees find
   that the only plentiful source of nourishment is what
   had been, until recently, unthinkable.

   Neil Silvers, a senior member of the Earth Senate, is one
   of a lucky few who find sanctuary in a secure building
   as chaos reigns outside. While he contemplates the fate
   of the world, he also dreams about Laura, a young,
   red-haired junior senator with intriguing green eyes.

   The groupís food supply soon runs out. Neil, Laura, and
   a handful of others must venture outside to face a world
   where humans compete with each other as never before. 

   Neil and whatís left of humanity confront their darkest
   fears and soon learn what survival is really about.
   

Read "Tribes of the Orange Sun."

Read "Pale Yellow Sun."

Read "White Sun Chronicle."


Direct links to several online bookstores
(prices shown are list for trade paperback;
ebooks are $6.00 for any one of the titles)

Tribes of the Orange Sun ($18.95) --> Publisher, iUniverse Barnes&Noble Amazon
Pale Yellow Sun ($13.95) --> Publisher, iUniverse Barnes&Noble Amazon
White Sun Chronicle ($16.95) --> Publisher, iUniverse Barnes&Noble Amazon
Colors of the Sun ($32.95) --> Publisher, iUniverse Barnes&Noble Amazon


Trees are part of the natural glory of the present and future world, but will environmental problems caused by human over population lead to their demise? Read sci-fi books "Tribes of the Orange Sun," "Pale Yellow Sun" and "White Sun Chronicle."

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*Synopsis, Tribes of the Orange Sun:


Future scientists, struggling with overpopulation and the ruin of Earth's natural environment, devise an ambitious plan to manage further growth of human numbers. Earth Government hastily implements the plan - the only alternative, forced population control, is not politically attractive.

Adam Hampton, the newest member of the project's organizing team, objects to an overly optimistic use of old and some very new technologies. He suspects that the plan is fundamentally flawed, that the lives of the many young volunteers are at risk. But, in the beginning, he cannot point to anything specific. He can only watch and wait while three of his best friends - and millions of others - begin what they believe will be a great adventure and a new life.

The eager volunteers reach their faraway destination, but events don't go as planned. They must soon fight for bare survival - against an ancient menace that had plagued growing populations, man and animal alike, since life first began.


End of Synopsis

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*Synopsis, Pale Yellow Sun:


The people of Emil, living a relatively idyllic life in a bountiful land, learn that they will soon face great change. Like it or not, they must end their isolation and become entangled in the most critical problem menacing the rest of civilization. All of their concerns, both societal and personal, have to make way for the new challenge.

Andy Landis is a young engineer recently graduated from prestigious East Quadrant University. He has been offered a great new job, and is just beginning a romance with a young woman he has known since childhood. His plans take a turn when he is asked to take part in a decision crucial to his society's future. He soon learns that the choice will be between the ruin of his beautiful homeland and mass murder - and suspects that the decision could be his alone.

To make this terrible choice, Andy must uncover secrets from that society's tragic early days.


End of Synopsis

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*Synopsis, White Sun Chronicle:


The citizens of crowded Earth, struggling to deal with environmental degradation and lifestyle changes, face a more crushing blow: world hunger.

The global food supply is destroyed and the people flee the cities in a bid for survival. Hungry refugees find that the only plentiful source of nourishment is what had been, until recently, unthinkable.

Neil Silvers, a senior member of the Earth Senate, is one of a lucky few who find sanctuary in a secure building as chaos reigns outside. While he contemplates the fate of the world, he also dreams about Laura, a young, red-haired junior senator with intriguing green eyes.

The groupís food supply soon runs out. Neil, Laura, and a handful of others must venture outside to face a world where humans compete with each other as never before.

Neil and whatís left of humanity confront their darkest fears and soon learn what survival is really about.


End of Synopsis

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