New Novel Mixes Alien, Robots and More at Manchester

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Lester Barr’s new book offers ideas designed to make young readers ponder questions.

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“Robots Land at Manchester Airport” can be enjoyed at two levels – as a children’s story or as a thoughtful but light-hearted contribution to the debate around science, atheism and faith.

In Lester Barr’s new illustrated science fiction storyRobots Land at Manchester Airport” (published by AuthorHouse), an exciting cast including intelligent robots, an alien life form who has accidentally transformed himself into a dog, and a family the alien has befriended lead readers through a thought-provoking chain of events.

Though the bulk of “Robots Land at Manchester Airport” is fictional, a bonus chapter at the end encourages young readers to think about the ideas they’ve just read about. This chapter asks questions such as: could robots eventually become conscious? What exactly is the difference between a robot and a human? Do the discoveries of science mean that there can’t possibly be a God?

An excerpt from “Robots Land at Manchester Airport”:

By now Kate was wide awake, and her heart was racing with amazement. She had always known that Charlie was special and different to other dogs.
“Yes, I can talk . . . and read . . . and sing a bit as well.”
“What kind of a dog are you?”
“Actually, I’m not really a proper dog at all. I just transformed into this shape a few weeks ago. Normally I am quite invisible to human eyes. Dobber calls it transmogrifying.”

“Robots Land at Manchester Airport” can be enjoyed at two levels – as a children’s story or as a thoughtful but light-hearted contribution to the debate around science, atheism and faith.

About the Author
Lester Barr is a cancer surgeon at the Christie Hospital Manchester, England, and the University Hospital of South Manchester. His research interest is breast cancer prevention, and he helped to lead the team that built Europe’s first Breast Cancer Prevention Centre (in Manchester). Cartoon illustrations are provided by Daniel Newton, who also lives near Manchester Airport.

Barr is also co-author of “Churchill’s Pocketbook of Oncology.”

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.
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