New Novel by Carl DeSoto Tells Futuristic Coming of Age Story

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Manik, a young Chromaran whose consistent failure to accomplish the basic test his people set for youth to achieve adulthood leads him to adventures beyond his wildest imaginings, stars in this new release from Dog Ear Publishing. Manik’s journey throughout the galaxy matures him in ways he never dreamed, leading him to an undiscovered world from which he must fight to return.

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Manifold Dreams” by Carl deSoto.

deftly combines science fiction with the story of a young man coming to maturity with humor and action.

(PRWEB) January 07, 2015 -- When young Manik of the Clan Kaer awakens on the morning of his 17th birthday, he is filled with dread; he is scheduled to attempt the trial that will allow him to be recognized as an adult within his clan this day. Again. When he fails the physical challenge, notes this new novel, his disappointment and anger lead him to stow away on an Orbital transport ship, which carries him off to an adventure of a lifetime.

Manik finds himself under the care of Dr. Selelle Deepheart after he narrowly escapes serious injury when the ship nearly kills him. Selelle and her crewmates take Manik in under the command of Captain Fujiwara, an earthborn man whose intimidating presence keeps order upon his ship. The captain decides that Manik’s sentence for stowing away will be to serve as pilot for the ship, a position fraught with danger, but Manik will receive assistance in the form of SID, the ship’s artificial intelligence. Together, Manik and his shipmates transverse the universe, encountering peril and visiting places he had never dreamed existed. Can Manik and his crew survive the hazards of space travel, and will Manik ever see his clan again?

“Manifold Dreams” deftly combines science fiction with the story of a young man coming to maturity with humor and action. Manik's exploits in this universe will keep readers on the edge of their seats, and author Carol deSoto’s imaginary world is absolutely fascinating. DeSoto is a graduate of San Jose State University with a degree in cultural anthropology. His love of role-playing games and his desire to write his own science fiction role-playing game fostered the writing of the book, his first novel.
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Manifold Dreams
Carl deSoto
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4905-8277-1        320 pages        $14.95 US

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