Meet and greet with the author: Robert Balmanno presents September Snow ($15.95) and Runes of Iona ($15.95), books one and two of The Blessings of Gaia series. Set in a near-future dystopia, these idea-driven, page-turning action novels feature strong women characters out to save the planet in a time when mankind and life of earth are on a collision course.
Robert Balmanno has worked as a library specialist in a Silicon Valley library for more than 20 years. He is a trade union activist and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa. Balmanno earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and did post-graduate work at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and the University of London, King's College.
A brilliant dystopian novel about the "weather-wars" of the future.
Iona: daughter of a brilliant father who changed the Earth's weather and a martyred mother who led rebels against the despotic Gaia Dome theocrats. Reared in secret by a hermit, she crossed the dead zone to seek out the destiny her parents had planned for her years before.
Kull: son of slaves, privileged ward of a Dome ruler, reluctant solo argonaut to cannibal shores, and guerilla tactician.