Sedona, AZ, May 29, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- At a mountaintop observatory in Southern California, spacecraft navigator Harris Mitchel and astronomer Diana Muse-Jones discover a dangerous asteroid which may hit the earth within two decades. As the asteroid tumbles through space towards an uncertain impact, Harris and Diana fight bitterly over how to announce their discovery.
When Harris goes public to a skeptical world—at the cost of his and Diana’s careers—he sends their already turbulent relationship into a blaze of conflicting passions. As his notoriety builds, a fanatical preacher and his unhinged followers stalk him while an obnoxious radio personality provides disruptive help. Harris becomes an unwilling Pied Piper for his own clueless followers hungry for belief and eager for guidance into an uncertain and tumultuous future.
In this science fiction drama, the characters battle each other in contests of Damn your world view! against a background of hard science, religion, romance, metaphysical speculation, and the forces of nature versus human passions and dreams. Meanwhile an asteroid hurtles through the solar system and global salvation or disaster hangs in the balance.
Praise for "The Darkest Side of Saturn":
"This extraordinarily well-crafted and deeply thought-provoking novel ... is nothing short of a science fiction tour de force; a courageous and visionary work that is comparable in thematic power to Walter M. Miller, Jr.’s Hugo Award-winning novel A Canticle for Leibowitz." --BlueInk Reviews
"A scientific prophecy propels this ominous Armageddon thriller. . . . The psychological basis of this mind-spinning tale is a classic messiah complex . . . The trip to the final page is filled with bizarre descriptions and poetic madness. . . .Taylor presents a world teetering on the brink of the blackness of nothing and the lightness of life." --Foreword Clarion Reviews
"A wild ride . . . Mind-boggling at the end." --Kirkus Reviews
"The Darkest Side of Saturn" is available in both print and eBook formats.
The Darkest Side of Saturn
Odyssey of a Reluctant Prophet of Doom
By Tony Taylor
Published: July 2014
Genre: Science Fiction, Visionary, Eclectic
About The Author:
Tony Taylor spent a long career navigating NASA spacecraft--including Voyager, Cassini, Mars Polar Lander, Galileo, and MESSENGER--to every planet in the solar system. He graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy and has an M.S. in physics from the University of Arizona.
His first novel, "Counters," drew on his experiences in flying 150 combat missions during the Vietnam conflict. His second, "The Darkest Side of Saturn"--an apocalyptic story of a dangerous asteroid and its discoverers--reflects his NASA experiences working at JPL and KinetX Aerospace, Inc.
Tony writes, plays a decent game of tennis, and still navigates spacecraft in his spare time. He and his wife, Jan, live in Sedona, Arizona. He has two daughters, Louisa and Chelsea, and two grandsons, JJ and Harris.
For review copies, author interviews, or more information please contact:
Email: TonyTaylor (at) eSedona.net
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