Earth is dead. The sun has expanded to become a red giant and has made Earth a barren, lifeless rock. But humanity is not so easily extinguished. Knowing that life on their home planet would eventually become unsustainable, humanity prepared itself for a life upon a new world - Jupiter. They called this plan... The Genesis Project. Millennia of terraforming has prepared Jupiter for human habitation and the use of incredible technology has allowed for the storage and resurrection of exact copies of individual humans. At last the planet is ready for humankind to wake from its six-million year slumber. But it turns out that man is not the only species that wishes to call Jupiter their home. A species known as the Gnathe, under the rule of a tyrannical brood-mother called Link-soo-shan, already exists there, making use of highly-advanced genetic engineering to fulfil their every need. Separated from the Gnathe by an immense mountain range that stretches around the planet, it soon becomes clear that is only a matter of time before the two species meet. The question is: what will happen when they do?
Barry Woodham spent his working life as a design engineer/draughtsman on the nuclear fusion project and has been an avid reader of science fiction for over fifty years. He found himself with nothing to read one lunchtime and began to write Genesis 2, the saga of the Gnathe.
Many of his colleagues on the project began reading his efforts as quickly as he could finish the new chapters. He was persuaded to carry on and was halfway through the final section when the project drew to a close and he was able to take early retirement before redundancy, through a legacy.
He promised his friends he would continue the story and let them know when he had finished. The joys of early retirement followed - fishing and walking the dogs, and the separation from his old reading colleagues meant the story remained unfinished.
He lost the text through changing computers and it took some effort to retrieve the full story. He knew how Genesis 2 would end, but could never seem to be able to get round to finishing it.
This has now changed over the last 15 years Barry has written the Genesis Project series, which started with Genesis 2, the saga of the Gnathe and now includes Genesis Debt, Genesis Weapon, Genesis Search and the final book in the series - Genesis 3, a new beginning. This story-line takes the reader to the very start of the universe right up to its end and on to a new 'managed' universe. You will meet more strange alien beings in these books than most authors can imagine.
Since then he has written The Elf War, Molock's Wand and is working on Star-Seed set in the same parallel universes that the elf novels are set.
Also on his blog are the Tales of the Ferryman and various ghost stories that can be read, free. See; - http://sci-fiauthor.blogspot.co.uk
"I hope you will enjoy reading all of my work," Barry says, "as much as I have enjoyed writing them!"