Bud By The Grace Of God

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S.E. Sasaki

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Bud, a newly-created android with AI capabilities, is in love with Dr. Grace Lord, a human surgeon, although this is strictly forbidden. When the medical space station is sabotaged and Grace's life is threatened, Bud will sacrifice himself to save Grace. Can her love save him?



Short Summary

In the Doctors' Lounge of the Nelson Mandela Medical Space Station, Dr. Grace Lord discusses patients with her boss, Dr. Hiro Al-Fadi, galaxy-renowned surgeon & Chief of Staff. Mystery patients are arriving. Excitement is in the air until murders start occurring. Who will die next...and by whom?

The space station's power generators are in self-destruct mode. Bud exposes himself to extremely high levels of radiation to shut down the critical reactors and save the station. Grace tearfully professes her love to the burnt unresponsive wreck of Bud, who finally answers back 'I love you, Grace.'


Medical Space Station in deep space

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Philosophical Questions,Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Dr. Grace Lord

Age: 28

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring,Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Faithful,Gracious,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Modest,Obedient,Selfless,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Bud (Android with Artificial Intelligence)

Age: newborn

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Modest,Obedient,Faithful,Romantic,Selfless,Naive,Honorable,Heroic,Gracious,Strong Moral Code,Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: Dr. Nestor

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Charming,Masculine,Villainous,Narcisstic,Heartthrob,Lone Wolf,Manipulative,Unapologetic,Skillful,Sexy,Secretive,Seductive,Sophisticated,Educated,Confident,Decisive,Criminal

Additional Character Details

Name: Dr. Hiro Al-Fadi - surgeon/boss

Age: mid 50's

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Aggressive,Badass,Narcisstic,Confident,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Unapologetic,Sarcastic,Skillful,Outspoken,Masculine,Blunt,Heroic,Strong Moral Code,Funny

Development Pitch

The Grace Lord Series, of which 'Bud by the Grace of God' is the second book, would make an exciting, engrossing TV series: think M*A*S*H In Space meets The Expanse. A female surgeon-in-training, Lieutenant Dr. Grace Lord, lands her dream job on the Conglomerate's Premier Medical Space Station, the Nelson Mandela, under the tutelage of the galaxy-renowned, animal-adaptation surgeon, Hiro Al-Fadi. Grace looks forward to putting damaged, animal-modified space marines--wounded in the many conflicts in the galaxy--back together. Idealistic and hardworking, she quickly discovers that one never knows what is going to come through the station's airlock doors, but most will fall into the categories of nasty, dangerous, or deadly. Soldiers with PTSD are the least of her problems. Deadly viruses, psychopathic killers, alien dangers, murderous doctors abound; then there are the staff. Zany doctors wield wit along with their scalpels, pass puns with their anesthetic gases, and save lives while savagely skewering each other verbally for a few laughs. This series deals with many of today's issues placed in a futuristic setting, such as prejudice, inequality, discrimination, forbidden love, war, redemption, forgiveness, acceptance, what it means to be human, and Man versus Nature. There are six proposed books in the full series of which the first four and a prequel novella are published. The final book will deal with the next step in humanity's evolution.

About The Author

I am a Canadian medical doctor who has worked as a family physician for over 20 years and now spend my time in the operating room assisting in surgery at a hospital in Southern Ontario. I have been writing for as long as I can remember. The ideas for Welcome to the Madhouse and The Grace Lord Series have come from my experiences in the medical office and the operating room. There has never been a dull moment in all my years working as a physician. I wanted to capture that essence of 'never knowing what was going to come in the front door' in my books. When I am not assisting in surgery, I am writing the next book whether that be a science fiction thriller or more recently, historical fiction novels about Japan. Book Four of the medical science fiction series SAVING GRACE is soon to be released, as well as a YA science fiction thriller titled GEM'S LEGACY. I also create award winning collages made from Japanese washi paper. When I need a break from the writing and work, I paint and have shown my award winning dragon collages at the World Fantasy Convention and at Ad Astra. You can see my dragons at my website http://www.sesasaki.com.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+,13-17

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Oddoc Books

Year Published: 2016

Hard Copy Available