Limerick, Ireland, September 15, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- RealTime Publishing Announces "towards the unMaking of Heaven, Happiness: a Planet", the second of a Sci-Fi series from British Author Sam Smith.
RealTime Publishing, Inc. has published "towards the unMaking of Heaven, Happiness: a Planet" by Sam Smith, which is the author's most recent book to date. The 6 x 9 Paperback in the Science Fiction category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble, Borders for a suggested retail price of $14.95. 'Happiness' is also available in multiple eBook formats from all the main online retail stores for $7.95. The webpage at www.theebooksale.com/zen-cart was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.
About the Book (Excerpts & Info):
For the first time since he had known Space, Halk did not look down on the farm with loathing, with the contempt a prisoner has for his keeper. Now he gazed down on those blue-green rows, as they massed into so many geometric patterns, with something akin to affection, with the indulgence of incipient nostalgia. The farm, after all, was but his father’s eccentricity. And he, Halk Fint, was heading out, in a ship of his own, for the new, for the exciting, the different.
A longing for life itself urged Halk Fint on; a desire to escape the known for the unknown, to go in search of life in all its guessed-at magnificence, in all its supposed multitudinous variety. Propelled too by the fear that if he stayed much longer on the planet then he would miss something vital; drawn on also by the feeling that somehow the future held all the answers, and he knew life on the planet and the answers weren't down there. He knew what he would become down there, and he wanted something more, something better than that. Because Halk Fint owned the unlimited potential of the young; and the planet was old and limited in scope.
Such are the conceited aspirations of the young - so general that they are always indefinable. Like all the young, Halk Fint saw himself as the first of his kind; and the life he already knew didn't have anything new to offer him. Suffice it to say that life itself, that ever-regenerated mystery for the young, lured him out into Space.
This story is told in the third person from the viewpoint of its many different characters - a young girl called Belid Keal, a bureaucratic Head of Department called Munred Danporr, the young policeman Drin Ligure, plus several others, and of course the two principal characters - Awen Mendawer, a photographer, and the heroinne, the astrophysicist Tulla Yorke.
Where the first book (with mystery, intrigue, kidnapping and escape) was about 3 young men being marooned on a planet called Balant, this installment is about a planet that finds its moon has gone missing.
At the same time that the moon disappeared all radio communication to and from that planet was blocked. Within Space only farmers and cranks live on planets. An unseen force destroys any craft that tries to leave the planet, except the one Space police ship. During the investigation into the missing moon, and its consequences, the principal one of which is the building of a road though mountainous terrain for the convenience of Nautili, there are 2 love affairs and many considerations upon the nature of government and society.
Expertly constructed at 258 pages, towards the unMaking of Heaven, Happiness: a Planet" is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Science Fiction category. With Global wholesale distribution through Ingram, Barnes & Noble, Baker & Taylor, Books a Million and Borders, and pervasive online availability through RealTime Publishing's online store TheEbookSale.com, Amazon and elsewhere, 'Happiness' meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $14.95 and $7.95, respectively.
Additionally, 'Happiness' can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers from the RealTime wholesale department by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. To qualify for the maximum trade discount price set by the author, order in quantities of ten or more.
ISBN: 9781849610339 Format: 6 x 9 Paperback SRP: $14.95
ISBN: 9781849610315 Format: multi-format eBook SRP: $7.95
Book 3, "towards the unMaking of Heaven - You Human", will be available early in 2010.
For more information or to contact the author, visit www.realtimepublishings.com
About the Author:
Sam Smith - presently living in Maryport, Cumbria, UK - is a freelance writer and editor/publisher of Original Plus books and the poetry magazine, The Journal.
About RealTime Publishing, Inc.:
RealTime Publishing offers custom book publishing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available globally at www.realtimepublishings.com and located in Limerick, Ireland, RealTime Publishing, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.
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