Some people want to save the world - 17 year old Tora Reylds just wants to stay alive long eugh to escape it. Now that the sun has become a 'red giant,' burning out far faster than scientists could ever have predicted, Earth is barely habitable and almost everyone is gone. Holed up in an underground shelter, Tora's only comforts are her dreams of a planet with a plentiful water supply and the bio-energetic weapons her father lost his life for. But when Markus tries to take her weapons, Tora must decide if she should trade the guns for safe passge to a new planet.
Kristi Helvig is a Ph.D. clinical psychologist turned sci-fi/fantasy author. You can find her musing about Star Trek, space monkeys, and other assorted topics at www.kristihelvig.com. She resides in sunny Colorado with her hubby, two kiddos, and behaviorally challenged dogs. Burn Out is her first novel. Follow her on Twitter @kristihelvig.