Joe Horan is in his sixties. He first saw Star Trek as a teenager and has been a sci-fi fan ever since. He soon started writing his own stories, at first for his friends, though he has had two books and one short story published.
His other interests include steam railways and steamships. In the summer months he can frequently be found aboard the Paddle Steamer Waverley.
"We were a simple people, but we understood the true nature of the universe. We knew it was not the wrath of God that struck us, nor the work of demons, but a blind, uncaring force of nature, the outworking of physical laws set in stone when time began."
The Chronicles of Ochira
After Steph Campbell abandoned her crippled ship, she landed on an uncharted planet, but the civilisation there was Grade One and under League of Planets law, all contact was strictly forbidden.
Despite their lack of technology, the Ochirans had built a society of freedom and equality. Now a teenage brother and sister had inherited the kingdom and a besieged city. On the Day the Sky Fell, they were delivered from their enemies, but on that day their world began to die.
Can this extraordinary civilisation survive? With Steph Campbell's help there might be a way, but it will test both their courage and their beliefs to the limit.