New Hamlet Spotlights a Modern-Day Atheistic Hero

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In The Ineffable Prince of Denmark, scientist and philosopher Mark L. Collins creates a magnificent contemporary hero

Mark Collins' fifth book, The Ineffable Prince of Denmark, draws many parallels between Hamlet's court in 1564 Denmark and the compass-less modern world.

In Collins' modern adaptation of Shakespeare's classic tragedy, the ineffable, idealistic, yet realistic Hamlet finds answers where few ever look. His political, religious and ethical commentaries could easily come from the editorial pages of tomorrow's newspapers. If his "realistic idealist" compass replaced society's warring compasses, would the violent, self-defeating, overly cynical world improve?

Collins challenges theists' negative stereotypes of atheists with the characterization of Hamlet and his dearest friends as more loving and lovable and more self-controlled and rational than modern day theists and atheists, who are under much less stress.

Told with a unique style in the present tense, The Ineffable Prince is arranged in "Acts" and employs stage play dialogue. Collins fleshes out the "playful" novel with the irony-loving hero's pointed philosophical queries and effectively peppers the play with sufficient anachronisms to stress that 1564 is, like today, a time "out of joint."

Those looking for answers outside of current religious traditions should find inspiration in The Ineffable Prince. In this book, Mark Collins has proven again that lively literary entertainment can help us find sounder positions while laughing loudly at our follies.

For more information or to request a free review copy, please contact the author at mlc(@) The Ineffable Prince of Denmark is available for sale online at,, and additional wholesale and retail channels worldwide.

About the Author
The author of four other books spotlighting atheistic heroes, Mark Collins--a Ph.D. in biochemistry who made major contributions to DNA diagnostics--has applied his considerable scientific prowess to smoothly blend science and philosophy into fiction in a most enjoyable way. The Ineffable Prince of Denmark is his second book in which theistic and atheistic heroes cooperate productively despite profound differences.

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