Captain Toby is African American, with ancestors steeped in military tradition and service that includes: the “little” TriWars of the 21st and 22nd centuries between the United States, the Russian Federation and China; the Far & Middle East Cold Wars; the two World Wars; the African Boer War; and the Napoleonic wars.
Now, at a too young of age, Toby is thrust into a new type of war with Earth’s first alien enemy—the Telrachnids. MILK RUN puts Toby not only against the Telrachnids but he must also confront the thinking of an older generation of soldiers. As you can imagine, there’s a lot of pressure on young Toby to succeed with his family tradition of military service.
Now before anyone gets a conniption, the name “Toby” is just a placeholder until I come upon something more appropriate and carries some hidden meaning. The name Toby, by the way, came upon me from the book ROOTS because he’s shackled by the conflict between youth and tradition. So for now, I’ll use it for working purposes. Let me know if you can think of a better name (and not Kunta Kinte please).