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Newly published sci-fi rivets readers with fascinating and intriguing plots

From the mysteries of Atlantis to the Mayan Legend of 2012, today’s global conflicts, and interstellar travel, authors Patrick Kean and Roberta Skilling-Kean address these and more questions with an epic saga that follows the voyage of Captain George Yakamura. Greatness Lost Is Legend- Volume One is sure to captivate both young and old readers, especially sci-fi and fantasy enthusiasts.

The story starts with a commercial fisherman who finds an artifact on the seafloor between the Queen Charlotte Islands and Vancouver Island, British Columbia on August 18th 2011. Kal Dunbar, a man with dreams, has made an astounding discovery. Through ruthless disregard of international law, Dunbar introduces technologies posing a critical economic threat to the United States and the world beyond - technology from 39,623 years ago.

It’s AD 2254, Captain George Yakamura, on instructions from Earth is exploring why an advanced civilization in the Rohini Star System destroyed itself. After Kandango’s crew saves Star Republic personnel on Midworld, in the same system, the captain notes difficulty remembering historical details. Did President Kennedy die of natural causes in 1987? Suddenly there is a security alert from Earth. A strange formation nearby must be investigated. From the other side of the disruption, where time does not exist along its 246 light year length, a man worries. What can he do to save Atlantis’s black-hole based global broadcast power station?

Kandango returns from its three-year interstellar voyage with Ekalb’s story contained in an ancient book. Ekalb explains his role trying to save Earth’s first advanced civilization from an act of sabotage by agents of a Collectivist empire at war with Atlantis. The saga explains the extinction of Cro-Magnon humans who were more intelligent than the Homo Sapiens who followed. Worst of all, leaders of the Star Republic discover events between October 4 and November 5, 2012 in the United States had changed. The President impeached, limited government re-established. This triggers a crisis. Those long opposed to the establishment of the New Republic of the United States in 2012 make their move to restore ‘one man one vote democracy’.

Greatness Lost Is Legend offers plausible explanation for many science fiction technologies: the Star Trek Phaser, Faster than Light travel, Tractor Beam, Impulse Drive, the Replicator, and a form of “beaming down” that gets around quantum uncertainty. All this comes together in a great adventure of the past, present, and future. For more information on this book, log on to, or

Author Pat T. Kean: Born in Nanaimo BC, Canada. BA Business Administration/Economics, BSc Nursing, post secondary physics, chemistry and math. Served as Chairman of the Unemployment Board of Referees.
Author Roberta Skilling-Kean: Born Newark, New Jersey: PhD Nutrition, MA Education/Special Education, Montessori International–Teacher/Director, BA Psychology. Charitable projects -15 years in Central America.

Greatness Lost Is Legend * by Patrick T. Kean &
Roberta Skilling-Kean
A Voyage Of Captain George Yakamura
Publication Date: August 4, 2010
Trade Paperback; $23.99; 525 pages; 978-1-4500-6605-1
Trade Hardback; $34.99; 525 pages; 978-1-4500-6606-8
E-Book; $9.99; 978-1-4500-6607-5

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