SF/Fantasy/Post-Apocalyptic

The Rebirth of the Human Race

January 29, 2014
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Massimo Marino

Mankind is undergoing rebirth. New arrivals are closely watched by the Selected, the transgenic beings created by the Moirai.

New communities thrive with the aliens’ support, and peace and security reign on Eridu, as the planet Earth is now known by the Moirai and in the galaxy.

But in Massimo Marino‘s science fiction thriller “Once Humans,” peace and security of the cradle are suddenly shattered by acts of sabotage set to disrupt the fragile balance of the fledgling communities.

From the coldest climes to the deepest ocean floors, a cosmic conspiracy full of betrayal and fear is being hatched with the hope of pushing the world perilously close to the brink of self-destruction.

It is up to Dan Amenta to journey through dark and deadly alleys – even into the depths of the planet – to unlock the shadowy logic of alien minds.

The events and the emotional trauma prepare the race of man to reclaim its place in the galaxy.

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The Indie Author Life

Fledgling science fiction writers often make a fundamental mistake, writes Massimo Marino in a recent blog post. The newbie figures she must explain how everything works in the fantasy world she has created. Not so, Massimo says:

If it is a well-known technology—in the futuristic sci-fi world—why the need to explain? It amounts to having a contemporary fiction writer who feels compelled to describe what happens when a character gets in a car and leave. Bear with me, now:

“He rushed to the door and pulled the handle. The door opened on its hinges so he could get in and take place on the front seat, the one with the steering wheel in front.
He placed his feet on the pedals, took out the ignition key, plugged it in and turned it clock-wise. He exhaled with relief when the familiar humming of the engine greeted his efforts.
He needed to adjust the rear visor before leaving because the pilot before him was shorter, and he lost precious seconds.
On his right, the familiar gear shaft invited him to select the drive position and with a grin of satisfaction he pushed the pedal on the right, the one directly connected with the acceleration system. The engined roared and he left the curb.”

Ridiculous, right? You would question the writer’s sanity in getting into this kind of details.
Well, it happens in mediocre sci-fi books. And it shows naive writers

Read the entire blog post here.

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