New Science Fiction Novel Tells of a World on the Brink of Extinction

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Author Michael Trotta’s “Spacesteader One” explores man’s other options after escaping from a dying Earth

With the year 2012 fast approaching, more and more people are pondering on the end of the world, and what possibilities lie ahead. In his exciting new sci-fi novel, author Michael Trotta explores post-apocalyptic days as he takes readers aboard Spacesteader One, humankind’s last refuge from extinction.

Thrust from a dying Earth, Spacesteader One is the first of thirteen planned missions that left the solar system carrying teams of cryogenically stored spacesteaders expecting eons of peaceful sleep. Instead, Commander Anna Martinez awakens to a blaring alarm and a dozen brutal murders. Is this sabotage by the two cult members suspected of posing as spacesteaders, a faction hell-bent on preventing humankind from polluting other worlds? Or is it a burgeoning mutiny by the powerful mobile androids, aka mandroids, a dexterous ensemble left tending the ship in solitude for nearly seventy years as the crew lay sleeping?

Whether or not these two devoted factions share a common goal is something readers will find out as they venture the depths of human conflict aboard Spacesteader One. Science fiction aficionados will not be disappointed with this latest offering from Trotta.

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About the Author
Michael Trotta is the author of three science fiction novels and several short stories. Born in the Bronx and raised in Westchester County, he is a graduate of Saint John’s University’s College of Pharmacy. A lifetime student of science, history and film, he currently enjoys exploring the splendor of his native Hudson Valley with his wife Joanne.

Spacesteader One * by Michael Trotta
Publication Date: December 21, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 303pages; 978-1-4653-0730-9
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 303 pages; 978-1-4653-0731-6

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