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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Science Fiction / High Tech
  • Language:English
  • Series title:The Lost Wonder Series
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:422
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781943612031

Shackleton's Folly

by Todd Yunker

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Overview
It is the year 2305, life on Earth died 38 years ago… But for the 18,528 survivors living with the human hunts was only the first problem… With mankind's extinction is nearly at hand, two partners must unravel the secrets of legend… And find deliverance for humanity. Alec Shackleton’s mission is spurred on by a legend, a theory, his murdered father taught him as a small lad: a human tribe, long before their time, had ventured to the stars in search of a new home. The lost tribe was the key to humanities salvation. If discovered, it would save the last vestiges of humanity from extermination.
Description
It is the year 2305, life on Earth died 38 years ago… But for the 18,528 survivors living with the human hunts was only the first problem… With mankind's extinction is nearly at hand, two partners must unravel the secrets of legend… And find deliverance for humanity. Alec Shackleton’s mission is spurred on by a legend, a theory, his murdered father taught him as a small lad: a human tribe, long before their time, had ventured to the stars in search of a new home. The lost tribe was the key to humanities salvation. If discovered, it would save the last vestiges of humanity from extermination. Dancer, a cobalt-blue alien-android-centaur with an entertainer background and a propensity for playing the alto sax, has a life debt he wants to pay. Alec’s father Jack Shackleton had befriended him and helped him to attain his freedom. He blamed himself for the Jack’s murder and felt an obligation to save Jack’s people. Electra, who is stunning, but elusive. She knows far too much to simply be a peasant girl taken hostage. Her shadowy past includes a dark secret of a stolen technology that could ultimately save or destroy the world. The mysterious beauty’s mission continues, but to what end, only time will tell. The galaxy has been ripped apart by feuding factions, including and the rancorous Koty horde lead by a traitor to the human race, Wolfgang Gray. He was 43 years old, but he looked 50, his body showing signs of the stress he was putting it through as he danced to the Koty’s military march. This is a story 11,000 years in the making. Alec’s mission to save humanity might come at a terrible cost, is the world worth saving if he loses Electra?
About the author
Todd Yunker is an Oregonian and lives Salem. Todd is an award-winning author of the epic science fiction The Lost Wonder Series, book one Shackleton's Folly. Growing up, Sci-Fi permeated Todd's youth and adolescence. He was an avid reader. He devoured all the books he could find in the library. Todd relished classic Sci-Fi feature films and Japanese monster movies. He indulged his fancy and watched swashbuckler movies of the '30s and '40s influenced his vision of adventure. The raw cynical attitudes and sexual motivations of Film noir influenced his grasp of story over fluff. Todd's study of storytelling brought him to Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces and Christopher Vogler's The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers. This profound understanding of storytelling has advanced the quality of his work. He would like to know the why don't we have our flying cars?
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