(PRWEB) August 8, 2005
Behler Publications is proud to announce the release of S.D. McKee's gripping new novel, "Darkness Among the Stars Â Book One: Defeated." Step aside Star Wars and Star Trek, and make room for an edge-of-the-seat story among the stars with Captain Jonathon Quinn at the helm.
The year is 2271. Jonathon Quinn, decorated war hero and captain of the flagship ICS Intimidator, has been ordered to oversee Operation Giant Leap, mankind's latest attempt to shatter the technological barriers of interstellar travel. Scientists at the lunar research facility manage to create a cosmic wormhole into the Polaris System, only to make a shocking discovery.
But in a universe where all is not as it seems, discovery often proves deadly. A catastrophic accident triggers a ripple effect that reaches far beyond the Solar System, provoking an ancient darkness that stalks among the stars. Mankind is plunged into chaos. Jonathon, plagued by rising casualties, begins having induced nightmares that foreshadow the enemy's fierce appetite for destruction.
Did the scientists' grave mistake trigger the war, or would the darkness have been set in motion anyway? The answer brings Jonathon face-to-face with his own extraordinary destiny, which he must accept if he is to have any hope of altering the dire fate of all humanity.
S.D. McKee is a native Utahan with an educational background in mathematics and physics, along with a professional career in the field of computer science. His passion for writing, combined with an overactive imagination and love of all things sci-fi have helped him weave tales of alternate realities and the possibilities and "what ifs" of our wonderfully bizarre universe.
Further information, including a narrated prologue of "Defeated," can be found at http://www.sdmckee.com. The novel is currently available for purchase through the publisher, with a full release slated for October 2005.
Fiction* 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Trade Paperback * 382 pages
ISBN 1-933016-23-X * LOC 2005921796
Behler Publications, 22365 El Toro Rd., #135, Lake Forest, CA 92630
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