Divided Worlds Series by Imran Siddiq
Genre: YA Sci-Fi
Zachary, a 16-year old Underworlder digs in waste to find anything worth bartering. That is the rule of scavenging.
When he discovers footage of an Overworld girl, Rosa, he’s intrigued by her sorrow and breaks the rule.
That decision changes his life, and he will suffer for it.
Zachary must overcome worthlessness, prejudice, and not let a twisted lie devour the new reason that he survives; Rosa.
In space, love had boundaries.
Zachary is a scavenger, and he’ll do anything to survive. With Rosa by his side, nothing will break him.
After the Galilei Research Base is plunged into darkness, an unexpected threat emerges.
Where Zachary was the hero before, he will become the enemy.
It’s not just about surviving anymore. It’s about saving everyone before they destroy one another, especially Rosa.
Everything that Zachary lived for has changed. There are no rewards to come from scavenging. Just memories. But even they are not enough to remove thoughts of a worthless life.
In the midst of death, a purpose to live appears.
It wills Zachary to break the divide that has destroyed many.
This fight will be on his terms.
Imran Siddiq is a Law Graduate employed as a Senior Manager in the NHS. After an operation to remove a brain tumour, he decided to make his dreams real. Now, he sacrifices time to write and serve his two cats.
He’s a veteran of writing festivals, a constant on Twitter, and gobbles up all forms of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. Living in Leicester, he is passionate about creating images in digital art.
Young Adult Science Fiction is his preferred genre, and he will throw a droid into every novel – literally throw.
Excerpt from Disrupt: Book 3 Divided Worlds
There was no mistaking whose machinery was grinding its way up the banks to reach the top of the ship.
Zachary continued to stare upward, not distracted by the Haulage-404’s shadow covering him. Almost all of the androids had left to recharge and the few that remained continued welding the front fins on the ship’s underside. The loss of Sean hadn’t diminished in his thoughts.
Patch crouched. “Your comments to Rupert and Percy have been circulated amongst the androids. They are all concerned that you are affected and may be making incorrect decisions.”
“How many others have died?” Zachary sighed. “In the last three weeks, how many?”
Patch’s blue eyes dimmed. “Seventeen are defunct.”
“Because of the ship?”
“Accidents can happen.”
“Because of me,” muttered Zachary. He shuffled backwards to sit up against the rear tail of the ship. “They’ve all got it into their heads that I’m special and it’s okay to die to satisfy me. Well, it doesn’t satisfy me.”
The droid’s finger tapped a pinned metal sheet. “Every android has a role to serve. Without their masters, they desist from functioning and would risk seizing up all together.”
Zachary scrunched up, bringing his head down to his knees. “Having me gives them a reason to function.”
“And you?” He gave the droid a worried look. “Will you keep damaging yourself for me?”
“If it helps, then yes.”
“No more. No more looking after me. I want you to look after the androids. Tell them to be careful. They’re all important to me, especially you,” stressed Zachary.
Patch’s shoulders rolled. “I will do my best, but androids can be stubborn.”
Zachary smiled. “I know.”
Flickers sprinkled from the ship’s side as high-pitched welding drowned out the banging of pipes running along the cavern. Being so close to the ceiling somehow felt safer. Even though the environment contained muck and smelled, the area built by the androids served them well.
Patch cocked his head. “There is something else troubling you.”
Tracing the deep-rooted smudges on his palms, Zachary waited for the welding to cease. “What am I doing, Patch?”
“I do not understand?”
“We’re rushing to get this ship ready to take us out and up into space.” It sounded stupid, even to Zachary. A few weeks ago, and he had sat in his room, gliding his hand through the air and imagining the glory of flight. “What if it doesn’t work?”
“Confidence. Benedict Scott has been working on this project for a lengthy time. He is not one to put effort into a futile task.”
Trusting the mechanic hadn’t let Zachary down yet. The mathematical diagrams and the crisscrossing screens in the Planning Room made the launch seem simple, except it hadn’t got beyond that yet.
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