Published Author Releases ‘Time and Space’

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An intriguing science fiction that follows a man who races against time to save the Earth from impending doom

Vocus) October 15, 2010 -- In the year 2012 the Sun will align itself with the center of the Milky Way or the Dark Rift as it is also known, this event typically takes place every twenty-six thousand years. The Mayans were experts in predicting events such as the alignment that is set to occur in the year 2012; it is thought that they obtained their predictions by using an ancient calendar. Known for its accuracy, it is also plagued with mystery because for some unknown reason, this calendar ends on December 21, 2012.Will this also mark the end of the world? Readers can unravel the mystery of this prediction as they follow Ivan Peterson on his colossal quest to save the world in author Ricky Lucio’s new sci-fi novel, Time and Space: The Dark Rift.

Ivan Peterson is an astrophysics professor at the University of Nevada–Las Vegas. He possesses a vast understanding in this subject as well as great knowledge in ancient cultures and mythologies. Haunted by his past, he is a man filled with mixed emotions, which he often expresses through his journal. On December 14, 2012, his life changes when he receives an unexpected warning of something much greater than an alignment and something much worse than anyone could have imagined. What started out as an ordinary day for him quickly turns into a challenge to save the world. With heart-pounding intensity and challenges at every corner, Dr. Peterson must work with the U.S. Military, the President of the United States, a couple of friends, and a visitor from the future to try to save the Earth from destruction. He only has seven days left before December 21, 2012 and he still has no clear strategy to save the world from the myriad of possible destructive forces, but must try to prevent a catastrophe.

With Earth facing its impending doom, Dr. Peterson’s extensive education is no preparation for what he and the others must now face. Whether they will succeed and as to which force will destroy the Earth and its people first—a hostile alien race or the increasingly tense nuclear countries of the world, all with their weapons ready to fire at a moment’s notice—will take readers on a breath-taking experience as Time and Space: The Dark Rift totally unfolds.

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TIME AND SPACE * by Ricky Lucio
“The Dark Rift”
Publication Date: October 12, 2010
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 322 pages; 978-1-4535-8817-8
Trade Hardback; $22.99; 322 pages; 978-1-4535-8818-5
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4535-8819-2

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