New Sci-Fi Book 'Slow Time' by Michael Bershay Examines Humanistic Ideals, Challenges Fundamental Beliefs

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Female aliens befriend human outcasts.

This is science fiction that is emotion-driven, with an ensemble of characters unusual to the genre.

Author Michael Bershay began writing the science fiction novel Slow Time after the Intelligent Design trial in Dover, Penn. in 2007.

“I had an overwhelming urge to express my opinions after the [Intelligent Design] trial ended”, said Bershay. “I wrote a book that sheds light on certain individuals who have been misunderstood or falsely represented during their time in history.”

In Slow Time, the reader gets acquainted with The Baasians - an all female alien race from the not-so-distant planet Baas. Throughout history, the Baasians visit Earth and begin adopting humans that have been outcast from society. The aliens are eager to better understand human beings.

Eventually arriving in modern Portland, Ore., the Baasians must rely on a homeless, disgraced science teacher, Charlie Schwitters, to help them do what their advanced technology could not - deal with modern humans!

“This is science fiction that is emotion-driven, with an ensemble of characters unusual to the genre,” said Bershay. “Slow Time invites an array of discussions and ideas.”

Bershay touches on humanism and Christian fundamentalist ideals throughout Slow Time in order to spark a conversation as well as to challenge one’s belief system.

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Slow Time
By Michael Bershay
ISBN: 978-1-4797-5263-8
Paperback: $24.99

About the author
Michael Bershay is a life-long resident of Portland, Ore. His career as a carrier for the United States Postal Service finances his hobbies, which include video production, animation and music. Slow Time is his first novel.

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