The Lives of Tao (MP3 CD)
When out-of-shape IT technician Roen wakes up and starts hearing voices in his head, he naturally assumes he's losing it.
He isn t.
As of last night, he has a passenger in his brain an ancient alien life-form called Tao, whose race crash-landed on Earth before the first fish crawled out of the oceans. Over the millennia his people have trained human heroes to be great leaders, to advance our species at a rate far beyond what it would have achieved on its own. Split into two opposing factions the peace-loving, but under-represented Prophus, and the savage, powerful Genjix the aliens have been in a state of civil war for centuries. Both sides are searching for a way off-planet and the Genjix will sacrifice the entire human race, if that's what it takes.
So now Roen must train to be a hero worthy of his unwanted companion. Like that's going to end up well.
Wesley Chu is my hero. He has to be the coolest science fiction writer in the world. Lavie Tidhar, World Fantasy Award-winning author of "Osama"
About the Author
Wesley Chu was born in Taiwan and immigrated to Chicago, Illinois when he was just a pup. It was there he became a Kung Fu master and gymnast. Wesley is an avid gamer and a contributing writer for the magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland. A former stunt man and a member of the SAG, he can also be seen in film and television playing roles such as ?Banzai Chef? in Fred Claus and putting out Oscar worthy performances as a bank teller in Chicago Blackhawks commercials. Besides working as an Associate Vice President at a bank, he spends his time writing and hanging out with his wife Paula Kim and their Airedale Terrier, Eva.