New Sci-fi Novel from Russ Zinser Offers Advice for Governmental Change

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‘In the Balance’ introduces alien planet with information of dire consequences for earth’s future.

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This book is about hope, hope for the future of our country. - Russ Zinser

As many in the working world have, Russ Zinser noticed that outside consultants are held in higher esteem than internal employees, even though those employees may have the answers the company is looking to its consultants for. Zinser’s new book “In the Balance” (published by iUniverse) takes the consultant role of offering convincing data, in novel form, that change is necessary to save the world from destruction.

“While returning home after a consulting engagement I was fretting about the state of our government,” Zinser explains. “I realized that the government would only change if a clearly superior outside force (a consultant) could provide convincing data that change is needed. I had the idea that the superior force could be a distant planet that observed the self-destruction of a similar planet to Earth (the data).”

“In the Balance” introduces Steve Coulter, a controversial talk show host, who is one of three Earthly representatives the alien people of the planet Centor invite to meet with them in Deep Space. The Centorians witness the demise of the planet Mortor, which was similar in many ways to Earth, and want to share their information and offer advice to the people of Earth. However, when the three representatives return to life on Earth, they must choose what they will do with the information – return to their previous, comfortable lives or go up against the establishment to make the changes prescribed by the Centorians.

“This book is about hope,” Zinser writes; “hope for the future of our country.”

“In the Balance”
By Russ Zinser
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 176 pages | ISBN 9781491700662
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 176 pages | ISBN 9781491700655
E-Book | 176 pages | ISBN 9781491700679
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Russ Zinser is an electronic engineer by training and an artist by design. Committed to a life of learning and growing, he is a musician, songwriter, performer, golfer, gardener, wood carver, organizational consultant and author of fiction. He and his wife live near San Diego, Calif. “In the Balance” is his second book, following his first book entitled “The Longest Drive.”

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