Mankind Confronts Unknown Enemy in Ambit Welder’s New Novel

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Detective embarks on dangerous journey into space to defeat malevolent creature in science fiction adventure.

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Like Asimov, I want to take the readers into the future, to faraway places, to the farthest reaches of space where adventures, challenges and mysteries lie.

Ambit Welder transports readers into a future where the existence of mankind is threatened by a powerful, vindictive being in his new science fiction novel, "The Adventures of Deacon Coombs: The Case of the Vanishing Vesper" (published by iUniverse).

"The writings of Isaac Asimov inspired me to write this novel," Welder states. "Like Asimov, I want to take the readers into the future, to faraway places, to the farthest reaches of space where adventures, challenges and mysteries lie."

It’s the year 3533. Earth and its allies have forged friendships and peace, only to be invaded by a diabolical species unlike anything ever imagined. Detective Deacon Coombs, a novice explorer and traveler from Earth, is tasked with identifying the malevolent force. Together with two trusted, advanced robots, Gem and Jim, and the aid of two space traders and a female security officer named Quobit, Deacon follows clues that take him to the farthest reaches of space.

An excerpt from "The Adventures of Deacon Coombs":

"The voice was mesmerizing, deep, and mighty. The beast enunciated each syllable in pulsating tones, reciting words foreign to Deacon but familiar to the crowd—or so he judged by their raging reaction. There was obviously an amplification system projecting this fearful message. The creature raced along the edge of the cliff, searching, probing, examining the mob. Deacon trembled. Now he decided to take a deep breath and face the devil."

"The Adventures of Deacon Coombs"
By Ambit Welder
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 480 pages | ISBN 9781491705612
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 480 pages | ISBN 9781491705605
E-Book | ISBN 9781491705629
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

About the Author

Ambit Welder resides in Texas with his wife and two children. He is an avid reader and has always wanted to write the ultimate novel of space travel and alien life forms. In his life, he has traveled abroad extensively and enjoyed rich engagement with other cultures.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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