Fox could not have selected more fertile ground for such a cross-genre romp. This is easily comparable to a dark version of ET - The Extraterrestrial, though the author herself evokes Little Shop of Horrors in her preface.
A highly entertaining, suspenseful and thought-provoking sci-fi novel surrounding the exploits of Thyron, a mutant form of sentient plant life with highly-developed thought processes and [un]limited extra-sensory perception.
The Star Trails Tetralogy was an essential indie lit sci-fi contribution, standing comfortably alongside Star Wars and Star Trek in the space opera genre. This novel takes us in a new direction as we consider not only the possibility of life in space, but that of being able to communicate and learn from it.
--John Reinhard Dizon
From the Author
As soon as I started to put this story together, Gabe appeared. Since I'm a physicist, not a botanist, research was required as well as picking the brains of several people better versed in biology. I needed a plant to use as a model, and somehow discovered oxalis. What really blew me away was that situations related to oxalis's properties developed in the story before I knew they existed, specifically its medicinal applications. The part I love most about researching a book is how it feeds your story and plot, especially for someone like myself who thrives on detail.
This book is somewhat different that the others in the Star Trails Tetralogy in that it has quite a bit more humor. But that's what happens when a flora peda telepathis tries to figure out us Earthlings.