“Trophy” by Paul M. Schofield is the first book in The Trophy Saga. The year is 475 NVE (New Victorian Empire) and the technology has been developed to travel throughout space and other planets have been settled. The New Victorian Empire began after the collapse of the Earth’s environment. The Empire is run by a super computer that is guarded by women. The computer has restored the environment but mankind is facing extinction.
Enter Star-Commander Abigail VanDevere and Lieutenant Janet Rogerton. They must track down the rebel Galen Bestmarke who has Louis Franelli in his grasp. Franelli is a scientist who has developed the technology to time travel. Time travel will be the key to stopping the extinction of mankind. Of course Bestemarke is using the technology to travel back in time to collect “trophies”. I will let the reader discover what that entails on their own.
I loved the concept of the story. It was very well though out and developed and kept my interest throughout. Schofield even provides a glossary at the end that provides details about terminology and equipment in the new empire.
One of my favorite parts was the guide/pouncer mind link between the humans and cats. Of course I am a cat lover. Great read!