Captain Lexia and the crew of the Starship Sunfire receive a message from Tinker, the cyborg that once served as the ship’s engineer. It is a revelation of his greatest discovery and a warning that they must stop what has already been set into motion before it’s too late.
Encountering colossal giants, breaking into a high security prison, and being trapped in a holographic reality of 1950s Earth is only the beginning. Guided by a cybernetic ghost, they must confront a cataclysmic event that reaches beyond the boundaries of space and time.
Luckily for the Universe, Lexia loves a good challenge.
Music often inspires scenes, helps mold the tone of a narrative, and in some cases, defines a character.
What follows is a collection of songs that are the soundtrack to this novel.
This is the opening for the second season of the Sunfire Chronicles as a television series. The opening credits of each season will reflect the changing cast of characters and allow for the opportunity to make numerous references to pop culture when it comes to science fiction and sci-fi, as well as introduce the characters.
This song inspired the opening scene of the book that led up to the crew barely escaping with their lives in the cargo bay of the Sunfire. It would play alongside the series of events that introduces the characters and leads them into an action packed adventure. It helps set the tone and energy of the story.
This is Lexia's theme song. Nothing is impossible in her mind. She is the kind of person who will leap off a tall building and figure out how she's going to survive on the way down. She's fearless, determined, refusing to accept defeat, and always pushing herself to do the right thing no matter the risk.
This is one of many songs that sets the tone, would be ideal mood music, and helps shape the attitude of the characters in the minds of the audience. There is a sense of facing obstacles with determination, overcoming aspects of life that may hold you back but you push forward. That is the crew of the Sunfire.
An plot element formed for this book due to this song. The concept of a prisoner being escorted by four guards. This big, nasty looking creature. Suddenly two guards knock out the other two and reveal themselves to be Lexia and Glen. After that everything fell into place and led to a series of shocking events.
This song inspired a "deleted" scenario that does not occur in the novel but would be ideal visually for a movie or television series based off the book. This will add to the experience for the visual representation of the book. Learn more about this new addition below under the "Bonus Scene" section of this page.
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As captain of the Starship Sunfire, Lexia and her crew have saved the Universe. This event has inspired her to work more closely with her crew, as they focus on noble pursuits. When she receives a message hinting at a potential new threat, she does not hesitate to step into the unknown and risk everything to stop it.
Parallax was once an artificial intelligence incorporated into the mainframe of the Starship Sunfire. A transformation occurred that trapped the AI into a synthetic replication of a humanoid body. She serves as second in command and pilot. She finds herself developing emotions, much to her growing frustration.
Buried within the cybernetic remains of Tinker is a program that serves as warning of one of his greatest and most dangerous discoveries. A holographic representation of the former crew member with limited artificial intelligence serves as guide on an intergalactic journey to discover this threat to the Universe.
Having reached full maturity through a unique experience that changed many members of the crew, Dryad is trying to learn to control her growing empathic abilities. She feels that she has much to learn from every member of the crew, each providing her a unique insight into how to deal with obstacles that occur in her life.
With the departure of Tinker as head of engineering, the former apprentice has been promoted. It helps that he's the only one on board dedicated with the task of maintaining the functions of the Sunfire. He is able to do so with a unique ability of seeing a piece of technology and knowing how to make repairs to advanced machinery.
Lexia has brought on board an enemy of Rua'So'Nid's people, a murderer that slaughtered his clan. He has vowed to protect the Sunfire and its crew from the threat that Apophis has created, yearning to avenge his people in honorable combat on his home planet, where he wants to appease the gods of his culture.
Brent is a synthetic life form created by a race of androids known as the Erocatad. Their origins date back to when humans first created their ancestors. He a former science officer of the Cosmic Union, now serving on board the Sunfire, providing the crew with his unique set of talents and a vast knowledge of the Universe.
Glen's body has been healed from the damage done to him years ago when Lexia thought he had died. He has been given a second chance at a life with the woman he loves. Yet, with all things concerning Lexia, it is going to be complicated. Considering the history that they have together, he is cautiously optimistic about the future.
Gold is reunited with the crew of the Sunfire after encountering Lexia on a planet that is a recreation of 1950s Earth represented in television series and movies. In the absence of Avatar
who recently departed, she fulfills the role of wise guidance as Lexia and her crew race across the Universe to discover Tinker's hidden treasure.
Edward believes he is a human born on Earth and his life exists in a reality similar to that presented in television and movies during the 1950s. The reality is that he is a holographic projection, a life form created from millions of microscopic organisms contained in a large apparatus that combine to create a liquid brain.
Suzie is an android that hates organic life in all of its forms. She enjoys their suffering, torturing them for fun. She manipulates lesser beings, offering mechanical enhancements. She then uses them to achieve her goals, often leading to their deaths. Once they are gone, she finds new followers and victims, continuing a vicious cycle.
Frank was created by Suzie using body parts from dozens of sentient species that she harvested from living victims. She found a way to implant a rudimentary artificial intelligence computer program to activate the living corpse. He has a deep loyalty to her, even though he disagrees with the atrocities she's responsible for.
Bonus Scene: Not Found In Book
In a movie/television presentation of Tinker's Treasure, after the conclusion of the second season of the television series, there is a bonus scene which shows Lexia and her crew returning to the planet where Tinker was buried. The tombstone reads his real name, Daniel. He is buried next to his wife. Each passed away nearly a thousand years (rotations) prior to their visiting of his final resting place. Lexia begins singing the soulful version of the song "Carry On Wayward Son" as mentioned earlier on this page. That version has two female singers, the other joining Lexia is Dryad. The rest of the crew joins in at one point as a chorus as they say farewell to a close friend for the last time.
Where would the Author make a cameo?
Stan Lee is notorious for making a cameo in movies and television series based off his written works. With that in mind, where would the author of this novel make an appearance in a visual adaptation of the book?
In the novel, there is a hint of Lexia being involved with what is referred to as a "musical". In a world set in a reality depicted on television and movies of the 1950s, breaking out into song and dance is to be expected. In a bonus scene hinted at but not described in the novel as an elaborate distraction, what better way for the author to make a cameo then to be among those involved with the event? Singing, dancing, and having fun with the crew of the Sunfire.