What do you do when nothing seems to go your way? Living in a crystal city on a flat world, Aalok Collins struggles with the normal things and early teen faces, like fitting in, sports and girls. But when he has a recurring dream of a crystal star crashing into his city, Sherendot, can Aalok discern the dream’s meaning and avert impending disaster?

Aalok is an ‘owr, a member of the light clan. His people dwell in cities far above the land where the ‘erets live, or the seas where the shamayim make their home. He is a quiet, unassuming boy who stays under the radar of the local bullies mostly because his best friend is captain of the school domeball team. Aalok goes about learning the abilities, or anima he must to graduate to the Academy next year while he negotiates the terrain of secondary school. He faces all of thechallenges of girls, sports and schoolwork, finding in all three that he just doesn’t seem to be succeeding in any of them. Meanwhile, his dream continues to press in on him, until it is brought to a stark reality when tragedy strikes. During an earthquake, the crystal star that is the pride of Sherendot breaks away from its perch and crashes to the city below, cracking open a web of intrigue and unrest in the city that an unlucky thirteen-year-old boy finds himself entangled in

2015 OCW Cascade writing award Finalist for unpublished speculative fiction

The Coming Future is an 86,000 word young-adult speculative fiction with steampunk overtones. Aalok is a common boy facing common struggles in a decidedly uncommon world. It is the first in a series, and will appeal to readers of J.K. Rowling, Rick Riordan, Veronica Roth, and Suzanne Collins.

★★★★★ - Fun Read

by: Sara G - review posted on Amazon

Fun and adventurous read. The characters are easy to relate to and the story flows from relationships to adventure and back to relationships with ease. While the story is obviously geared to young readers, it was a very enjoyable read for me, a great-grandma. Thank you.

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The Coming Future = Great Read

by: Gregory - review posted on Goodreads

I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend The Coming Future, which surprised me somewhat as I don’t read a lot of YA books. But the world of the Crystal City is fantastic and the action and characters are intriguing. Aalok is the main teen protagonist and I enjoyed seeing him balance his growing powers with girls, friends and perceived foes. He is helped by some fascinating human and animal characters as he uncovers a plot that could threaten the Crystal City. I’m hoping that there will be more adventures of Aalok and his friends in future Coming Future books!