Earth Escape – foreword by Herb Baker

Earth Escape - 18 Sept 2017

Foreword by Herb Baker
Have you ever wondered how our universe was created? Was it the hand of God – or was it the Big Bang? Or maybe even some combination of the two? Or is there another explanation? If you’re interested in debates on that subject, this is the book for you. And for space nuts like me, examining those questions in the context of the most daring space mission ever attempted from Earth makes this book’s adventure one that I wish did not have an end.
I grew up a few miles from what is now NASA’s Johnson Space Center, went to school with the kids of the original Mercury Seven and Apollo astronauts, and recently retired after a 40+ year career at NASA. I’ve been lucky enough to meet and become friends with many American astronauts over that time and following along with this book’s brave, irreverent, plain-spoken astronaut Jim Tale reminded me of some of those real-life American heroes. No matter how dangerous and life-threatening their mission was, or how many unexpected complications they faced along the way, they were committed to completing their mission and always believed that the rewards were worth the risks.
Jim Tale is captain of the starship, Evolution, and he’s on a journey to a planet, 1400 light years from Earth in hopes of establishing a new home for the human race. The environment on Earth is being destroyed and there’s a real threat of thermonuclear war, so this new colony might be the only hope for survival of the human race. I found it striking that the concerns over the environment and worries about nuclear missiles and the future of our planet described in this book have never been more timely than they are today.
If you’re one of those people like me that believe that the odds are very high that there is intelligent life somewhere out there in our vast universe, this book will give you some ideas about what those beings may look and act like. There’s also plenty of danger, drama, suspense, humor, and more than a few surprises. Ad astra! (“to the stars”)

Sales icon

 

 

Earth Escape – an Existential Thriller… film out-takes

we started a short film rendering for my new book EARTH ESCAPE … the out-takes however simply stole the show. Here’s a few.

1

Earth Escape Web Front

A collaborative space odyssey between several nations, to colonize Earth II, before war, greed and planetary depletion destroys our world, sends Captain Jim Tale and his crew on a 27 year-long voyage. Jim, and his Ai companion, CASS, face incredible hurdles along the way, but none of them will challenge Tale more than the questions that plague him, and the nightmare that haunts him – until he reaches the edge of the Universe where he meets Prima and the impossible truth is revealed.

“A fast-paced science-fiction novel that intertwines elements of suspense, romance, while tackling some of life’s biggest questions…”

“… a fast-paced odyssey beyond the very edge of the universe and into the void in this gripping, surprising, and very thoughtful science fiction novel.”

“Well written book in the sci fi genre dealing with existentialism.”

“…He challenges the reader with futuristic space travel, other possible civilizations, artificial intelligence, and bravery.”

Author website       Order the book

 

Earth Escape – An existential and sci-fi thriller that will challenge you to step outside the box!

THE WHOLE PICTURE

In 2038, NASA, in a joint effort with several other nations, fires the most daring space mission ever undertaken. A 27 year trip to a nearby exoplanet, in the hopes of colonizing a new world before war, religious and political ideology and environmental depletion destroy Earth. Jim Tale, the captain of the star ship Evolution, is not only tasked to oversee the mission, but Jim has silently tasked himself to use the opportunity to find the answers to questions which have haunted him his entire life. Are we alone in the Universe? How was the Universe made? Is there a god? Who are we? Why are we here? Questions that drive him, inexplicably, to the very edge of the Universe as we know it. And what he finds and discovers about the truth, shocks him to the very core.  Earth Escape is an existential and sci-fi thriller, and it will challenge you to step outside the box about everything you have ever believed.

Earth Escape Web Front

“A thrilling read that takes you on an unusual and captivating adventure, and introduces novel subjects within Ai, spirituality and the existence of intelligent life in the universe. A recommended read.”

“The book is modern, thought provoking and suspenseful. He asks the big questions through a sci fi tale: Is there a God? If so, why design a flawed humanity? What is the ultimate truth of existence? . . . all our metaphysical questions woven through a very good story.”

Order HERE

Earth Escape – an existential high-concept thriller that packs a lot of punch

Earth Escape Web FrontEarth Escape is a sci-fi high-concept thriller, a bold journey into deep space to find a new home for mankind, a space odyssey that takes its captain and crew into new worlds, meeting sentient beings and which opens doors which answer the very questions about our existence.

Earth Escape not only meets the traditional paradigm for a classic science fiction thriller, on the order of 2001 A Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke, but it endeavors to take the reader into another realm, one where the reader is invited to engage the ultimate questions about existence. The mysteries which so many have attempted to solve, whether through religion or science, and yet which remain unanswered: How was the Universe created? Who created it? Is there a God? Who are we? Why are we here?

In this contemporary sci-fi thriller, one which bespeaks of the very circumstances facing our world today with growing nuclear arms, population explosion and environmental destruction – Earth Escape forces us to face the inevitable fact that our planet will not, by itself, continue to sustain the human race and that we must seek out new worlds to colonize and call home.

Gripping, surprising, and a very thoughtful story. A very memorable read. – Victoria Ichizli-Bartels, Author

Within a few pages the characters became my friends, which made the book hard to put down. To me at least, this is dystopian sci-fi at its best. Highly recommended! – J.Z. O’Brien

Order the eBook for just $1.99 or get the full paperback, 440 pages of action-packed and insightful reading, for $16.00  Order HERE or at your favorite on-line bookstore.

 

 

Earth Escape – an existential thriller – Someone is waiting for us at the edge of the Universe!

Earth Escape - a high concept dystopian thriller

In 2038, geopolitical powers are on the verge of war, nuclear weapons threaten our very existence and global consumption is depleting the Earth. Several nations band together to launch a mission to colonize the first habitable exoplanet, but no one bothered to ask the obvious question: “Is there someone else there already?” One man is about to find out the truth and what he discovers will change the course of humanity and its role in the Universe.

amazon-logo_white Barnes & Noble

Twilight Visitor – a geopolitical and existential thriller “… comparable with the best of Dan Brown or Jack Higgins”

New Twilight Visitor Cover WEB

A geopolitical and existential thriller!

As a brutal war erupts on the other side of the globe, Mateus Cordozo, a bio-engineer, unaware that the conflict is rapidly approaching a melting point, is vacationing in his hometown of Afife, Portugal. He’s trying to find balance again, some sense of meaning in his life, so he leaves everything in his hotel room, buys a bottle of wine, some cheese and a pack of cigarettes and sits alone on a desolate and blustery beach as far away from people as he possibly can. His solitude is broken when a strange and beautiful woman comes along and suddenly changes everything. Mateus soon discovers that their meeting was not by chance, and that she has come to show him how he can and must play a critical role in stopping the imminent global nuclear debacle that is only hours away from happening; moreover, she reveals things to him which will alter the course of humanity.

amazon-logo_white  Barnes & Noble