André SkoroBogáty (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., Grad.Dip.Theol.) has authored over two dozen papers in molecular science and IT journals. Before retiring from corporate life, he managed IT Applications Development at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and, finally, internet banking infrastructure at IBM Australia.
With the mindset of both a scientist and theologian, he writes from a position where, like the tension between the heart and mind, the interplay between the two, between rationalism and spirituality, informs a unified whole. In the literary vein of C. S. Lewis's Space Trilogy (Out of the Silent Planet, Voyage to Perelandra, That Hideous Strength), his passion is to make ancient Judaeo-Christian mythos come alive in new and thought-provoking ways.
He loves fingering ancient classics and anything on cosmology, paleontology, or lost civilizations; however, he freely professes a talent for nothing in particular, except a fabulist’s fascination with all things primordial. At heart, he still considers himself that nerdy kid who long devoured a book a week, and all of them Science Fiction and Fantasy.
If he dared to dream, it would be for a fossilized dinosaur egg and a cache of Sumerian ‘money’ on his desk to keep life in perspective: “Don’t get uppity, boyo. You too will soon be gone.”
Enok and the Womb of Gods
Fantasy / Biblical Fantasy
ENOK draws the reader into the antediluvian world, that primordial epoch of gods and giants, serpents and mortals, each struggling for supremacy.
It’s no light YA fantasy, but a complex Bildungsroman for mature readers set in a milieu inspired by the Book of Enoch. The story explores the origins and fall of the serpents of Eden, as well as the rise of the nemesis of all the races, the para-human Nephilim.
Here, on a remote island enclave of the serpents, a lonely young slave, Enok, is torn between loyalties when a shipwreck strands other humans. In the violent clash of races, Enok stands wrongly sentenced for murder. His only hope is to escape with the castaways, a ruthless amazon, the only human he has ever really known, and her mysterious companions, a towering youth of impossible strength, and a shifty crippled serpent.
But in whom should he trust? The besieged sect that enslaved him, or the homicidal kindred who overturned his world? However, the greatest puzzle is that of his origin, and the truth lies vaulted in an ancient monument with otherworldly powers and a mind of its own.
The ending is a segue to the next installment.