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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:216
  • Paperback ISBN:9781631928123

Hoots Honorable Order of the Source

by Martha Lanser

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After a great cataclysm on earth, the technologically advanced Hybridites and the earthly Barbarians are ruled by an evil president, Zarno; both groups claim to be the original inhabitants. When Zarno plans to send the space station XRZ29B, Captain Lance L. Locke in command and a multitude of innocent Hybridites into a black hole, there is friction with many twists and turns between an archeologist, the space captain and Zarno, which evolves into a Sci-Fi thriller with action, adventure, romance and humor.
A great cataclysm has changed the face of the earth. A hybrid race is kept in ignorance of a devious ruler's intent by claiming power through his wise owl-like all knowing "Source." A space city with innocent Hybridites, guided by a loyal captain, is unknowingly headed for destruction. An archeologist searches the desert sands for history while his people cry out "We are not animals!" Lovers have secrets that keep them apart. These are elements in this thought provoking sci-fi with action, adventure, romance and humor that keeps the reader's attention from the first page to the last. This is a different kind of sci-fi that brings depth of story content to the reader and provokes questions about current technology.
About the author
I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, the youngest of seven children in a family with artistic leanings. Growing up in post-depression days, money for toys to fulfill childhood fantasy was rare; so much was left to one's own imagination. The library was a great source of entertainment for me and my siblings. I remember my mother saying "If any of the neighbors wanted books from the library, they would have to come to our house to get them." After high school I attended the University of Missouri in Columbia for one year before I married the father of our three children. A few years later, as a single parent, I worked in offices and sold real estate. I did make time to attend classes at the St. Louis Community College at Meramec, where I received an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts. I continued on with college and eventually earned a Bachelor Degree from Webster University. The core of my education at Webster was centered on Literature in Popular Culture and its Political Implications, which included science fiction. My children are grown and have families of their own. I have been remarried for several years and live with my husband in Chesterfield, Missouri. My writing had been put on hold during years of working and raising children. Recently, as I was going through excess papers, I came across some of the stories and poems that I had written. My interest in writing was revived and I decided to finish this science fiction piece titled HOOTS. Besides writing I enjoy painting, decorating, travel, gardening, television movies and programs that include history or science. I endeavor to create interesting works that hold a reader's attention from beginning to end. I sincerely hope you enjoy reading this science fiction adventure.