Science Fiction Author Imagines Man’s Last Refuge from a Dying Earth

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Set in post-apocalyptic days, “Spacesteader One” explores humankind’s options after escaping our decimated planet

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More and more people are pondering on the end of the world and what possibilities lie ahead for humankind. 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.

Cast from a dying Earth, Spacesteader One is the first of thirteen planned missions that left our 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 a 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 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; $15.99; 303 pages; 978-1-4653-0730-9
Trade Hardback; $22.99; 303 pages; 978-1-4653-0731-6
eBook; $1.00; 978-1-4653-0732-3

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