About The Author
New Science Fiction Books - The home of Author Vindal Vandakoff
Vindal Vandakoff grew up in Sydney, Australia. When He was seventeen he had a serious motorbike accident and broke his spine in three places. The doctors said he would never walk again. But he disregarded their comments and willed himself to walk. After six months, he hobbled out of the hospital on crutches. Soon after, his brother, who was living on the island of Bali in Indonesia, bought him a ticket to visit him. He thought the tropics would be good place for him to recover. At that time, his brother was in the beginning stages of setting up a lace fashion company, Uluwatu Fashions. The company expanded to about 1500 workers and the garments where exported around the world. During that time his brother and he explored the Indonesian archipelago for new surf breaks, meeting many adventures such as; sinking their boat, surfing huge waves and tramping through the jungle for days to find new unexplored breaks. On one small island near Lombok (Gili Air) the villagers came out in their sampans as they thought they were running on the water (actually they were surfing) – after which the chief of village put on a feast for them.
Not long after that, Vindal met his wife, a Japanese model and actress. She gave up her career in Tokyo and came to live in Bali with his apes and him. After five years he built a yacht in the Sulawesi (Between Kalimantan and Irian Jaya) His wife and he sailed the 50ft yacht, raw hull, no engine or navigational equipment – just sails and a compass around Indonesia encountering many adventures such as; chased by pirates, arrested by the Indonesian government as a suspected spy, a volcanic island erupting only a day after they passed, which surely would have incinerated them。On one island they were forbidden to leave until they converted to their religion – which they refused and escaped in the dead of night. – this is only to name a few.
After seven years of business and adventure in Indonesia his wife and he move to Tokyo. After Vindal’s very sort stint as a model they moved to the country side, and set up a chain of English language schools. Whilst in Japan he studied various martial arts such as Aikido, Samurai sword fighting etc. He took up rock and ice climbing scaling many of the mountains in the Japan. After that his wife and him began skydiving and participated in the world biggest skydive.
Presently, He is living between the Gold Coast, Australia and Japan-sometimes in Bali
His life and writing has been deeply influenced by adventure, and the cultures of Asia.
He has previously published a children’s book in Australia, Tim’s Adventures on the Planet Alpha.
Zeron, the planet of death-sleep, is the first in a three part series. Quite different from contemporary science fiction – loaded with action, betrayal, romance, murder and suspense.