Darwin's Quest by Jonathan P. Brazee

Contestants in a future game show where things go awry with deadly consequences.

Darwin's quest

Corter Laurence beat the odds to get selected as a contestant for Darwin’s Quest, the most popular reality show in the galaxy. All he has to do is outlast his other 15 castmates and the money and fame will be his. Darwin’s Quest is not for the faint-hearted, though. The show is beset with dangers, both natural and man-made, and the winner truly is the “Ultimate Survivor.” 

Although each season is a little different and has its own theme, initially, the show proceeds as can be expected. Contestants are eliminated, and the viewing audience votes to bring some back for another chance. But then something goes awry, and the castmates lose all contact with the production staff. Abandoned on a harsh, dangerous world, they now face an actual, desperate fight to stay alive. Darwin’s Quest is no longer a reality show, but reality.

Genre: FICTION / Science Fiction / General

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Science Fiction / Adventure

Language: English


Word Count: 62000

Sales info:

This is not my best-selling book with only a few thousand sold, but it was a fun write, and I would love to see it offered in other languages around the world.

Sample text:


The next lady moved out onto the bridge.  I watched her, willing her across, when a huge crash sounded right behind us.  My trailmate and I whirled in unison.  Towering above the bushes we had just pushed through was a T-Rex.  A living, breathing, and very angry-looking tyrannosaurus.   His small red eyes looked over the scene before locking onto the both of us.  He snuffed the air loudly.

                “You’ve got to be kidding me!” I said, mostly under my breath.  “A T-Rex?”

                We both backed up to the bridgehead, my butt pressing into her, her hands against my back.

                He (or was it a she?) looked at us as if measuring us up.  His sides moved with each breath.  We could hear the people in back of us yelling at us to come across, but with us frozen in place, he wasn’t moving, and I liked it that way.

                “You go ahead,” a soft voice whispered beside me.  My trailmate was getting noble.

                I really wanted to take her up on that.  I mean I really, really wanted to.  Instead, I replied, “No, you go.  Maybe  I can lead him away, and then circle back.”

                “Are you sure?”  I could hear the hope in her voice.

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Already translated. Translated by Ignacio Peralta Colombo

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