By Alana Joli Abbott
We are delighted to announce that Outland Entertainment will publish a new edition of Glenn Parris’s Dragon’s Heir: The Efilu Legacy. Originally self-published as Dragon’s Heir: The Archaeologist’s Tale, the new edition features the original storyline, enhanced with additional details and original poetry by Parris. A space saga that’s part first contact, part exploration of what happened to the “dinosaurs,” and part psychic intrigue, Dragon’s Heir is one of three planned volumes in The Efilu Legacy, launching readers straight into the story.
Earth. 1996. It’s not an alien invasion—it’s a homecoming.
Sixty-five million years ago, while titanic dinosaurs roamed the earth, the Efilu created an advanced civilization full of technological marvels. In the face of worldwide catastrophe, the Efilu fled to the stars, leaving a devastated planet behind them. As they migrated across the galaxy , Efilu civilization flourished. When disaster strikes again as a mysterious plague, the interstellar ship ReQam is sent back to their planet of origin, in search of untainted materials to create a cure.
The ReQam’s archaeologist, Vit Na, feels unsure of her role in the expedition. Then the Efilu discover their homeworld now thrives, dominated by mammals. Strangely, these animals have evolved to resemble the Efilu in shape and culture. As human civilization mirrors their own in odd and disturbing ways, Vit Na’s archaeology training becomes vital to the mission. If this cosmic pandemic—or humanity—have been engineered, there may be dire consequences for Earth. Worse, there may be enemies among the crew.
Deciding who to trust may be Vit Na’s biggest challenge of all.
In addition to being a science fiction novelist mentored by Octavia Butler, Michael Palmer and Tess Gerritsen, Glenn Parris is a physician in northeast Georgia. He’s previously contributed to Outland Entertainment’s fantasy anthology Where the Veil Is Thin. Dragon’s Heir is set to release in winter 2022, but for a sneak peek at the world behind the Efilu Legacy, you can visit the original series website.
Outland Entertainment Founder Jeremy Mohler acquired world rights from Parris in a single novel deal.
About Outland Entertainment: Outland Entertainment is an independent publisher specializing in transmedia worldbuilding in speculative long and short fiction, comics, graphic novels, tabletop and RPG games, and other forms of media. We design, produce, and distribute our products. Our works are distributed through our website and networks like IPG and Comixology.
About Glenn Parris: Glenn Parris writes in the genres of sci-fi, fantasy, and medical mystery. Considered by some an expert in Afrofuturism, he is a self-described lifelong sci-fi nerd. His interest in the topic began as a tween before the term Afrofuturism was even coined. As a graduate of The Bronx High School of Science, as were Samuel R. Delany, Jon Favreau, and Neil de Grasse Tyson, he was in good company to have his interests cultivated.
Parris encompasses his own dichotomy: physician by day, his scientific outlook informs his creative work. As one of the too few African-American men practicing medicine, his unique perspective makes his writing compelling and makes him an engaging speaker.