J.C. Gemmell
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J.C. Gemmell Independent Author

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J.C. Gemmell was born in Falkirk, Scotland, and received his B.A. in Computer Studies and a Master's Degree in Applied Science from the University of Portsmouth, UK. Before turning to science fiction, he worked as a software engineer for a number of multinational organisations. He lives with his partner on the south coast of England.
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J.C. Gemmell was born in Falkirk, Scotland, and received his B.A. in Computer Studies and a Master's Degree in Applied Science from the University of Portsmouth, UK. Before turning to science fiction, he worked as a software engineer for a number of multinational organisations. He lives with his partner on the south coast of England.

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J.C. Gemmell was born in Falkirk, Scotland, and received his B.A. in Computer Studies and a Master's Degree in Applied Science from the University of Portsmouth, UK. Before turning to science fiction, he worked as a software engineer for a number of multinational organisations. He lives with his partner on the south coast of England.

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Audiobook Narrated by Jennifer Aquino

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I think someone switched our assignments. They’ve given me a cooling failure to work through. I hate being an engineer. There are only so many times I can ask why.
Jovana Omega-Beta-Zha-Ge
... we will be more conspicuous, and although life will appear more comfortable, it will no longer be as simple.
Caitlyn Dzhe-Ta-Tse-Tsha
We are outside. Jump up and kiss the sky if you want. For most people, there’s nothing else. Just a compact living cube with at least three friends. Very cosy.
Victoria Qua-Za-Jia-Ya
I want someone outside to be keeping an eye on us, that’s all.
Jovana Omega-Beta-Zha-Ge
For as long as I remember we’ve been getting ready for today. Everything we’ve done.
Danesh Ne-Baluda-Va-Wa
It must have been an incredible time when the forfeður were constructing the world. I wish I could have been part of that and had the opportunity to build something magnificent.
Joaquín Ghha-Qui-Baluda-Tlu

J.C. Gemmell's Tion Series

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March 2021

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June 2020

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January 2021

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January 2022

The Visionary

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The Dragon brought global disaster.
One young woman can change the world.

Ebook available free from online stores.

Audiobook, narrated by Jennifer Aquino, now available.

J.C. Gemmell’s short novel is available free from online stores.

At the beginning of February 2060, Mount Erebus erupted, the first of a chain of Antarctic volcanoes that forever changed Earth’s future. Within days, sea levels began to rise, until sixty metres of water claimed coastlines worldwide.

Twelve-year-old Xin-yi and her mother fled their home, surviving amongst a community of rice farmers. A year later, a chance conversation with international census officials prepared her for a new life.

Now fourteen, Xin-yi commences her training as a visionary. It is her task to imagine a new Earth, rising above the drowning waters. Thousands of young people strive to design a world in which the displaced millions can live, and engineer a solution that will take a millennium to populate.

But Xin-yi’s challenges are more personal: coming to terms with the loss of her brother and unexpected feelings toward a friend. She has to choose between working to benefit humanity and her internal conflict with love.

Set over three decades after the 2060 flood, The Visionary combines dystopian, future and science fiction, and introduces the J.C. Gemmell’s Tion series.

Tionsphere

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Population one-hundred-thousand-billion plus:
the system is on the brink of collapse.

J.C. Gemmell’s first instalment in the Tion series.

For a million years, the human population was less than 26,000 people. By the year 2060, ten billion individuals crowded the planet.
 
Facing humanity’s greatest challenge, two global corporations merge to deliver a drastic solution: the construction of concentric spheres encircling the planet. For almost a thousand years, the new world was astonishingly empty, but eventually, as the tionsphere approaches capacity, its universal processing service starts to fail and threatens the lives of the obsessively-connected people.
 
Caitlyn and her small team of contract theorists accept the impossible task of determining why. They discover individuals who possibly pre-date the tionsphere, including one who intends to destroy everything within Tion’s spheres: Pazel is intent on killing thousands of billions of people for the chance of preserving an elite population tailored to his own desires.
 
Set on an immense scale, Tionsphere follows ordinary workers surviving in a world overflowing with people distracted by their technology and threatened by life without it.

The Uprisers

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Earth’s oceans were safely stored in orbit.
Now something is hurling them toward Tion.

J.C. Gemmell’s second instalment in the Tion series.

The elimination of Earth’s excess water was crucial to building a better world, providing access to real estate and raw materials. For a thousand years, the ejected ice remained safely stored in Tion’s orbit, and the human population soared.

Mike has a licence to move tourists through Tion’s spheres, despite new restrictions in the movement of people and data. His latest clients know nothing of his previous life and relationship to Pazel, or of the voice from his past, tempting him to return.

When Mike discovers scattered communities across Tion’s exposed surface, he knows he must confront Pazel. As they descend into the Depths and beyond, the crisis facing Tion becomes clear: the oceanic ice starts to bombard the world. Their journey becomes one of survival, not just theirs, but for hundreds of thousands of billions of consumers.

The Uprisers follows desperate people as they are forced to leave the safety of their connected lives behind and rise up toward the surface of Tion.

Demiurge

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Desperate people will do anything to survive.
Could a new god be enough to save them?

J.C. Gemmell’s third instalment in the Tion series.

The world survived for a millennium without gods until the devastation and disconnection became unbearable.

Heikapu has attained Tion’s surface but needs biotechnology to preserve the behaviour regulators who live there. There is only one guaranteed source, but she cannot locate it in the barren wasteland. In the levels below, an army of fanatics seeks the same thing, but they may have a way to recreate it for themselves.

The flood has devastated Tion’s infrastructure, and the central processing facility has failed. Billions of people are disconnected for the first time in their lives and have lost all sense of hope. One faction has a way to provide data to the masses, but it means exploiting the people they depend upon; they have no choice because, without a replacement processor, they cannot recreate Caitlyn’s bioapp.

Somewhere on the surface of Tion, a new god is protecting the uprisers. His power may be great, but is the price too high?
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