Zone 2: An Alternate Universe under Fascist Rule?

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S. Alan Schweitzer's science fiction novel questions everything we know about the world.

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"Slowly, Brad was able to comprehend questions concerning what he had endured and why."

Imagine being able to go between Earth and a parallel world in an alternate universe under fascist control. In his book, Zone 2, author S. Alan Schweitzer writes of a computer expert working for a company that has deceived its staff into building pathways to this parallel world it has discovered.

Brad Cole, the computer expert, awakes up in a hospital with no memory of what happened, his past or identity. The author writes:

"He was unable to sit up. His unrestrained emotional response was pronounced as he began to roll his head insistently. Slowly, Brad was able to comprehend questions concerning what he had endured and why. Who was he? Why did this happen to him? Who was responsible? Among the several faces, he suddenly reached out toward the woman he barely recognized, but he was unable to move his arms. He gasped and was suddenly seized by a coughing fit."

In Zone 2, Brad Cole discovers the alternate universe is full of cruelty, pain and danger. Brad struggles to remember his life while he explores this parallel world looking for answers. He also comes face to face with his alter ego, who turns out to be his brother.

Schweitzer’s interest in science fiction was developed by his career as a reference librarian. Some of the titles that caught his eye included, Robert A. Heinlein, Ursula K. LeGuinn, Arthur C. Clark and Ray Bradbury entranced the author with their literary themes and characters, and they remain a dim memory to Schweitzer.

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S. Alan Schweitzer is a retired Spanish teacher and reference librarian. He has written scholarly writings on twentieth-century Spanish/American literature appearing in academic journals. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Centre College of Kentucky, a master’s degree and a doctorate from Rutgers University and a MLS from the University of Pittsburgh. Both avid readers, he and his wife, Barbara, now live in Ohio with their son. Schweitzer is the author of three other science fiction/fantasy novels: The Carradine Legacy, In Search of Neva and The Bracelet.


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