Starstruck and Pragmatic, SF Work Joins Select Group of Lessing & Werfel

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Author Howard Dimond creates own realities fueled by awe-inspiring faith in science

Author Howard Dimond continues with evolutionary scientist Michael’s quest for further knowledge and adventures among the citizens of a highly advanced society in the planet Kendagon. Following Return of the Light Prince, readers will now venture into cosmic origin and highly evolved systems of governance in The Ascension of Mharn. As avid followers of Dimond’s epic story well know, Mharn is the young man Michael befriends and helps in the first book.

Another visit from his Ancient star-faring friend WIL disrupts Michael’s reminiscences on that most astonishing episode of his staid scientific life. This second time around, Michael’s mission is to be “Emissary of Distinction” leading Ancients in support of Mharn in his time of trial to fulfill his destiny as the future Light Prince of the Sun Province of Candon planet. Sun-Ky, the Kendagon leader is worried about the various political permutations surrounding young Mharn’s elevation and issues of etiquette involved in the use of Kisun-Shi’s (Mharn’s father who died on an Ancient mission) image to preside over the penultimate tournament that would celebrate Mharn’s ascendancy to Light Prince.

Replete with visions of scientific Utopia that has evolved far beyond the guts’n’glory mindset of Earthly experience, the book follows Mharn’s destiny as aided by Michael – who is now himself poised to learn about the origins of the galaxy and its perfectly created balance. Bits of Lessing and Werfel are recalled, as well as the darker shades of Wolfe’s Urth series. Dimond has written a promise-fulfilling book in his unique epic on the philosophical quest to flesh out relativity with the Classical ideals of human thought. His fiction stands out with its grounding on the realities of our world that marries an awe-inspiring faith in science.

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Howard has given a lifetime of research into evolutionary theory and lives with his family in Sydney Australia.

The Ascension of Mharn * by Howard Dimond
Publication Date: January 17, 2012
Trade Paperback; AU$29.99; 230 pages; 978-1-4691-3233-4
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