The Zenobian Affair

Tom Williams 1555904069691



T. Lawton Carney

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Kaplan infiltrates a gang of saboteurs, romances a handsome man and travels from Excalibur in the Avalon system to Zenobia in an attempt to thwart their plans to destroy a critical refueling station which would send the galaxy into war.



Short Summary

Set 300 years in the future, the action roams the galaxy with adventure, intrigue, and romance. En-route to Zenobia, Kaplan meets a gaggle of characters one, Tobias Oberon, propels the two of them into an explosive ending.

Amidst attempted killings, intrigue, and romance, Kip is approached by Chanders' to join his faction. This gives Kip the chance he needs to uncover Chanders’ ulterior motives. The action on Zenobia will decide the fate of the universe and bring Kip and Tobias closer than they ever thought possible.


The far-flung Milky Way Galaxy

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Voyage and Return

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Thomas, Kip, Kaplan

Age: 40'ish

Gender: Lgbt

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Masculine,Adventurous,Confident,Patriotic,Skillful,Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: Tobias Oberon

Age: 33

Gender: Lgbt

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Complex,Sexy,Romantic,Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: Dr. Warren Chanders

Age: 65

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Villainous,Charming,Confident,Power Hungry,Educated

Additional Character Details

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Development Pitch

Thomas, Kip, Kaplan travels to Excalibur in the Avalon system to become a mercenary for hire to the highest bidder. In reality, he is an undercover agent for the Intelligence branch and manages to board a Manchurian Space Group freighter to follow a known saboteur, Dr. Warren Chanders. He befriends Chanders and persuades the man to believe he would work for him to defeat the Alliance. Another passenger, Tobias Oberon, is a handsome and rather mysterious man who gets involved with Kaplan and becomes the focus of even more interest when it’s discoveries he, too, might be a spy. Kip and Tobias continue their romance as they travel from planet to planet to finally arrive on Zenobia. There Chanders pays Kip to reveal flight schedules that would compromise the Alliance and allow the Manchurians to destroy the refueling base. Kip is attacked and his contact killed but he courageously tracks down Chanders and his henchmen and, with Tobias’ help, thwarts their attempt to bring chaos to the galaxy.

About The Author

T. Lawton Carney is the published author of three highly successful nonfiction books on the business of interior design under the name of Thomas L. Williams. Tom has also contributed to the premier issue of the Santa Barbara Literary Journal and co-written interior design forecast pieces and written for local and regional newspapers. His fiction ranges from galactic adventure in the far future to a near-future murder mystery series featuring Sam Markum. The series brings the glamour and intrigue of the 1930s to a late 21st-century future with all the action and adventure one would expect from a suave private eye. Tom embraces the concept of a future in which all mankind is the beneficiary of the exploration that will take us to the moon, the planets, and ultimately the stars. With his husband Robert, Tom has lived on the East Coast of the United States, London, England, Carmel, California, and now Palm Springs, California. They have traveled extensively and enjoy a wide range of interests.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: LGBT Leaning,Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: T. Lawton Carney

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available



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