Excellent story, similar to "Dune" in its ecological/environmental setting as fundamental influences on the storyline. Like the "Dune" writings you know a science fiction story is well written when you forget it is science fiction when you read it.
Dean Crawford wanted to be a pilot, but his plans were foiled when he discovered he was color blind. As he really wanted to do something he enjoys, Crawford tried writing instead and his books have topped Amazon's charts ever since. As our Author of the Day, Crawford chats about why he enjoys science-fiction and how it would probably take an alien invasion for humans to discover our humanity.