A.L. Hess, a retired neuropsychologist and long-time local resident, recently published her hard-science fiction novel, “Genesis 3.2” as a Kindle e-book. Hess started writing the book about a year after she retired, and is pleased to finally get it out to the public after the 10-year process.
The story is about how planets might be created, and gives a new spin on possible origins of our own earth. The main protagonist is a graduate student on a highly-advanced planet which specializes in genetic engineering; his doctoral thesis centers on his efforts to create a planet with all its occupants while typical political battles ensue in his section of the galaxy.