Two Earths Are Better Than None
Self-analytical Mason is recruited by aliens to help save two realities. It can't be worse than his marriages.
An SF novel – coming Autumn 2023, if self-published. See the blog for the latest news.
The death throes of Mason Ross's marriage to Emily are interrupted by the friendly alien invasion of the Peria. The next thing he knows, the Peria are leaving, and he's married to Lissa, the ex-girlfriend he should never have betrayed. This Lissa lives on a parallel Earth, part of the Duality formed by the mysterious Schism. Mason's marriage there isn't much better either.
The Peria are searching for people like Mason whose consciousness can cross the Schism. Not just humans, but other aliens too. The Duality is collapsing. If everyone works together, it can be halted before catastrophe strikes.
Disillusioned with both his lives, Mason finds it hard to resist space travel, meeting aliens, and bundles of cash. What could possibly go wrong? Then he encounters Beth Borden, who takes an instant dislike to him. It saves time.
Slowly, a darker truth is revealed. It will take an unexpected alliance with other alien races to bring events to a head, armed with little more than Beth's sarcasm.
As well as the characters below, you'll meet Winston – the leader of the Peria presence in the UK – and plenty of other aliens along the way, including the Eltherekaristi, Dorinth, and Hom.