Robert W. Simons’ New Futuristic Fiction Questions Humanity’s Fate

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Mysterious gold coin leads group of college students on adventure to decode 21st-century’s demise

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Readers are left to find the answers to these and many other questions in “The Gold Coin of Great Falls.”

Seven hundred years into the future, a student from East Africa named Tanei, her classmates and a professor at the University of Great Falls attempt to find the origin of a small gold coin from the year 2121. They hope that by finding the gold coin’s origin, they will uncover related artifacts that will reveal why 21st-century civilization collapsed.

In the new science-fiction fantasy novel by Robert W. Simons titled “The Gold Coin of Great Falls” (published by Lulu), Tanei and her colleagues launch a daring adventure to unravel the mystery of humanity’s downfall so many years ago.

They know the coin was found and then sold by a mysterious old woman, but they don’t know how to find her. What they do know is that searching for her among the ruins of the Old City – with its gangs, abandoned buildings and underground tunnels – can be dangerous. The police department’s attempts at locating the old woman resulted in a dead policeman.

They have three options: acquire and analyze every artifact related to the coin from the Great Falls City Police Department; search the abandoned tunnels and buildings in the Old City for ancient artifacts; or try to find and question the old woman in person. They pursue all three.

Will this group of students find the artifacts they are searching for? Will they find the old woman? Will they find out why 21st-century civilization collapsed? Will they survive long enough to find anything? Readers are left to find the answers to these and many other questions in “The Gold Coin of Great Falls.”

“The Gold Coin of Great Falls”
By Robert W. Simons
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 184 pages | ISBN 9781483411927
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 184 pages | ISBN 9781483411903
E-Book | 184 pages | ISBN 9781483411910

About the Author
Robert W. Simons is a retired forester and a Vietnam War veteran. He was born in 1942 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania and married his wife, Erika, in 1973. He has two grown children and has lived most of his life in Gainesville, Florida.

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