Galactic Power Struggle Unfolds in New Science Fiction

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William Potter’s new novel reveals grim future, humanity’s failure to learn from the past

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In his new science fiction novel “Pathway to Destruction” (published by AuthorHouse), William Potter imagines the ultimate bitter end to humanity’s time on Earth. From under the rubble of the ultimate destruction of a nuclear holocaust, humanity’s struggling survivors cling to life and flee to space aboard an advanced space station.

900 years after humans nearly brought their own race to extinction, Sean Thorn’s entire family of farmers on Jupiter Lunar Four is killed during an air raid by the Alliance in their quest for absolute power in a post-Earth world reaches even the most peaceful regions of civilization.

Sean is devastated by the senseless death of his family. He becomes a merciless killing machine hell-bent on revenge. He forms a band of guerrilla warriors with similar intentions, but amidst their battle for power, Sean meets Ann – a half-human, half-alien with nearly an identical reason for fighting the Alliance as Sean – and, amidst the horror of war and devastation, a love begins to blossom between them. Together, they fight alliance tyranny.

Potter hopes readers will work to peel back the thematic layers of the distant future in this science fiction novel to find commentary on current society. He says, “Unless mankind changes its way of thinking, it is inevitable that sometime in the future, some maniac will trigger an all out nuclear war, and reduce this planet to a burned out cinder.”

About the Author
William Potter was born in Bend, Oregon, on June 19, 1942, where he lived until his father was discharged from the U.S. Army in 1945. His father struggled with alcoholism, finding it difficult to carry a job, so Potter moved from town to town in the Pacific Northwest a number of times. He developed an interest in literature in high school. Potter, a long-time security and law enforcement professional, has three children. Since 1982 he has lived in retirement, devoting most of his time to writing.

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