Genetech P.S. Novella Now Available

Hunter Leonard
2 min readOct 13, 2021


In the year 2022 two Australian Scientists — husband and wife Marietta and Damian Costa — embark on a mission to save the world from the ravages of drought, climate change and hunger.

A decimated bee population leads to worldwide food shortages and these brilliant individuals first design a home food production unit using an algae based protein — winning a Nobel Prize in the process.

After that short term solution, they then embark on a second more permanent solution using genetic modification of the human genome.

What happens next is the stuff of nightmares, and sends the human race a clear message — that maybe we’re not as smart as we think we are.

After a disaster in their lab which results in the loss of a close friend, Damian retreats to his Blue Mountains home — Whispering Pines — where he lives as a recluse for several years.

That is, until a persistent reporter — Serena Hamilton-Smith is finally granted an interview that she will remember for the rest of her life.

My first sci-fi novella is now available on AMAZON. And for something a little special I’ve created a 1st edition limited edition run of 100 copies that come signed and with a special gift.

If you are in Australia, use this link.

If you are overseas, please use this link.

I’ve grown quite attached to these characters — originally in the short story I wrote about 25 years ago. And now in this expanded story where we get to know more about them, their lives, their motivations, their frailties.

I hope you enjoy it.



Hunter Leonard

Passionate about writing, business, cooking, photography, music. Aiming to be a renaissance guy.