Claire Davon

Claire-Davon-098-EditClaire Davon has written on and off for most of her life, starting with fan fiction when she was very young. She writes across a wide range of genres, and does not consider any of it off limits.  If a story calls to her, she will write it. She currently lives in Los Angeles and spends her free time writing novels and short stories, as well as doing animal rescue and enjoying the sunshine.

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Works in the Paradisi Chronicles

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in Chronicle Worlds: Paradisi

It is the year 2092 and Earth is dying. Alastair is one of the few lucky civilians to be able to get off world via one of ten great Founder ships carrying ten thousand people each to a new planet. It is a chance he eagerly embraces, until his devastating cancer diagnosis makes him unsuitable for the trip. He thinks this has also doomed his wife to the same fate, until the Gunther family allows her to remain a part of the passenger roster on the ships bound for New Eden.

As the great ships prepare to leave for Jupiter his former wife Nadine has to decide what she is going to do. Earth—and Alastair—are dying and there is no future for her there. Yet staying on the ship means losing everything she has ever loved to sail into an uncertain future in the Paradisi system. She wants to take the last transport back down to Earth and sends Alastair a coded message with her plan.

Saul, one of the other passengers, reveals to Nadine that the reason she was allowed to stay was because of the baby. He also reminds her that she is not the only one leaving loved ones behind. With only a hundred thousand people across all ten ships those making the journey are losing what they held dear for the chance of a better future. Everyone on board the ship has made sacrifices.

When the final passengers emerge from the space elevator Alastair is waiting. He both wants and doesn’t want to see Nadine among those disembarking. He breathes a sigh of relief and sadness when she is not among the travelers. Now it is too late to change her mind. Nadine’s decision has been made. She stays on the Founder ship, leaving Alastair behind but taking the promise of their future in the form of their unborn baby with her to New Eden.

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CHRONICLE WORLDS: PARADISI is an anthology published by  Samuel Peralta, creator of the bestselling FUTURE CHRONICLES speculative fiction anthology series.