The idea for the story actually came from a university history lecture; part of the lesson included a video interview of a WW2 survivor - a Jew who lived in Nazi Germany. The tale really struck a chord with me, and although the story evolved in the adaptation to science fiction, it is certainly the inspiration behind it.

Sunraysia was originally published as part of a sci-fi anthology by my local writers group, TWPC ( http://www.twpc.org ). If you enjoyed the story and would like to read the rest of the anthology, you may purchase a copy from Smashwords, Kobo, or Itunes (links below). Paperback copies will be available in the near future, they’re currently with Ingram Press.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/617058

https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/the-typhon-expanse/id1087307359?mt=11

https://www.kobo.com/au/en/ebook/the-typhon-expanse

Enjoy my work? You can find short stories, poetry, and more of my work over at http://www.cshpicone.com

Cheers!
Chris Picone