For Cory's Sake
But Roci wasn't interested in barren reality . . .

Reality, for Roci, is bleak. His planet of Cory is enslaved by Fear of a Bomb. He has never had a family. His nearly perfected passive-aggressive behavior keeps him in constant trouble at the factory.

Roci copes by inventing stories — about the family in which he might have lived had there never been a Bomb, or about the people who might “at this very moment” be trying to save Roci’s planet of Cory.

For Cory’s Sake is the story of a family trying to save Roci’s planet of Cory.

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For Cory's Sake was a Finalist in the 2009 Next Generation

Indie Book Awards, Science Fiction Category. 05-15-2009

What others have said about For Cory's Sake:

"The author has a unique writing style that not only provides you with a visual of Cory, but a complete understanding of each of the characters." (Amy Willingham, Amazon reviewer, California)

"Hard to wrap your mind around at first, Carolyn Wada's story will certainly draw you in as the plot unfolds. The details of the characters are laid out in such a way that you can easily imagine the world created . . ." (G. Reba, Amazon reviewer, Florida)

"This book is amazing in its ability to talk about freedom on several levels . . . Anyone who likes a heart wrenching family saga mixed with conspiracy, suspense, and slow simmering romance will find this book engaging." (T. Norwood, Amazon reviewer, Virginia)

"The storyline is unique, interesting, and relevant to today's dangerous world. Holding an entire planet in check simply by threatening the use of a bomb will keep readers wondering how the heroes will stop the menace. Will they overtake the government, destroy the bomb, or build their own device? The outcome is fascinating, with a clever twist to the plot near the end." (Feathered Quill Book Reviews)

"I thought the story was well told and thought provoking. The author pulls you into their world and the fear that surrounds the world of Cory . . . I highly recommend this to anyone looking to challenge themselves, as it is not a light read, but well worth the effort!" (Shena Lawson, Amazon reviewer, Virginia)

From For Cory's Sake:

“What are you always thinking about?” demanded Ty-ri.

Roci looked up. Ty-ri was a few years older than Roci and was fairly new to the factory. Roci began to tell Ty-ri about the people who might at this moment be trying to save the planet of Cory. He went on for quite a while—until Ty-ri cut him off with, “Why would they do that?”

“Because of the kind of people they are,” answered Roci.

“Why would people like that care to save us?” demanded Ty-ri.

Roci looked contemplatively at Ty-ri for a few seconds, then began to expound on the two layers of identity. Obviously the layer Ty-ri is seeing, when he says “people like that”—is the surface layer, the details of Roci's “people” that are accidental, like not being born a slave. These details provide no motivation to save Cory—why would people care about something that really has no impact on their own lives? Well, mused Roci, that would be because of the second layer, their characters, the kinds of people they are . . .

“That doesn't make any sense,” said Ty-ri.

“You see,” persisted Roci, “there are two layers to who . . .”

“Oh, shut up already,” said Ty-ri, and turned and went to his bed.

Roci lay down in his bed. He felt strongly that there could very well be people who could care about a problem and suffering not their own, enough to be willing to do something about it. There had to be, thought Roci—for without such characters Cory could never be saved.

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    About Carolyn Wada

    Carolyn Wada
    Carolyn Wada has two wonderful, supportive parents and is the oldest of seven children (five boys and two girls).