A tsunami on a space station. An explosion with no trace of the bomber. Sebastian knows evidence doesn’t magically disappear, yet when he and disabled ex-marine Aryx travel the galaxy to find the cause, there seems to be no other explanation. Can he unravel the mystery before his family, home, and an entire race succumbs to an ancient foe?

Tenebrae station served as a pleasant stop-off during long-haul space trips … until the explosion. With terrorist suspects everywhere, unlikely candidate Sebastian Thorrson – a security programmer promoted into SpecOps – is tasked to investigate.With his friend Aryx, a disabled ex-marine, they don’t seem the most suitable pair, but both are fuelled by a deep-rooted desire for adventure, to see the skies of distant planets and meet with exotic alien species.

An unidentified mineral found at the scene of the explosion forces Sebastian to look further afield for evidence, but his only lead seems to be a hermit living on a comet that insists Sebastian seek out a long-lost colony for his answers.

Their only hope for closing the case is to find a mysterious race that uses the mineral to alter the very fabric of reality. Can they give him the answers he seeks – and will the answers he gets bring peace to Tenebrae, or throw everything into turmoil?


Synthesis:Weave has been rewritten. Preorders for the eBook are open now, pending release on the 1st of September 2018. The prequel short story, Synthesis:Pioneer, is also available on Kindle and other ebook formats.


Science fiction, Jim, but not as you know it.
It takes skilful writing to mix magic with science whilst moving a detective story smoothly through space. Somehow, this has been achieved in a believable and satisfying journey, where heroes are not necessarily humanoid nor fully mobile.
It feels thoroughly researched and never warps into wild fantasy, keeping its feet solidly in fiction.
A fast-moving book that grips the reader and doesn’t follow a linear plot line but where the author, literally, weaves all of the threads together in an exciting climax.

— M Poynton

This is a great story, fusing sci fi; sci fantasy; detective and mysticism to excellent effect. Very well worth reading! It kept my attention throughout and I can’t wait for the next book in the series.

— V Mitchell

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Rexx Deane is a science fiction author originally from the Forest of Dean. Synthesis:Weave is his debut novel and, in addition to having recently rewritten the debut, he has completed the first of two sequels. Born in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, in 1976, Rexx presently lives near Ross on Wye with his partner, Kris, a disability fitness instructor and wheelchair user.

He is open to offers of representation or optioning the film rights to his novel series.


Synthesis:Weave has been rewritten and is pending republishing on 1st September 2018. Preorders for eBook editions are open now. You may still find first edition paperback and hardcover formats elsewhere:


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