QUEENSLAND, Australia (PRWEB) August 13, 2014
In her newest publication, author Penny de Byl shares a thrilling story that combines the mystery of a crime and police procedural with science fiction. “Lost Souls” (published by Xlibris) follows humankind’s fledgling endeavors to colonize space but unfolds into the near future where science looks to religious tenets and beliefs when unethical medical practices lead to a series of baffling deaths.
The story unfolds along two parallel narratives. The first tracks a police team investigating a series of bizarre deaths in which people are dropping dead with no apparent explanation. The second focuses on a group of researchers based in Antarctica, working toward developing technologies that will one day assist mankind to colonize space. These two worlds will collide when the detectives and scientists become reliant on what is understood of religion and spirituality to solve the cases of mysterious deaths.
With contemporary science and technological fact woven into the story, de Byl treats readers to an engaging journey of issues and solutions that seek to take humankid beyond earth. Intriguing, “Lost Souls” builds a fascination for the science and technology that is shaping the world, and the collective efforts that will be required of all nations to see humanity populate the cosmos. In a future dependent on both old and new practices, this original novel demonstrates there will always be a place for both science and spirituality in man’s culture.
By Penny de Byl
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 318 pages | ISBN 9781499034776
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 318 pages | ISBN 9781499034783
E-Book | 318 pages | ISBN 9781499034769
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Penny de Byl is a professor of computer game design and development, artificial intelligence, animation and educational technology. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for teaching and research throughout her 21-year career. She has a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence and computer game character programming. To date, she has written four books including the best selling “Holistic Game Development and Artificial Life Possibilities: A Startrek Perspective.” de Byl lives on the Gold Coast of Australia with her husband Daniel, daughter Tabytha and Labrador Merlin. This book represents her expertise in science combined with her love of crime mysteries and police procedural novels. For more details, readers may visit her website at http://pennydebyl.me.
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