Science fiction novel offers a story with more technical and scientific realism

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K. Edward Mallory’s ‘Jack Spartan Varaci Runner’ is up for a new marketing push

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K. Edward Mallory enjoyed sci-fi as a youth but got bored with it as life became more technical and interesting than what was offered in the sci-fi genre. He wanted readers to enjoy a good sci-fi story with a bit more technical depth than the usual generic sci-fi choices. Written for those who crave a degree of technical and scientific realism as well as for the average sci-fi reader, his book titled “Jack Spartan Varaci Runner” (published by Xlibris) is based on plausible scientific and engineering theory.

The 12th mission of the new Advanced Space Shuttle program began without a hitch, but something goes horribly wrong as the shuttle vanishes at T+15 minutes after launch. The second in command, pilot Jack Spartan awakens in the wreckage of the shuttle Victory only to find himself in a horrifying survival situation. His crew and Victory are gone. However, he is somehow alive in the bowels of a gargantuan space freighter.

Captured by the space freighter’s crew, Jack is unable to communicate with them so he is deemed a stowaway and is sold into conscript slavery. Now, he must use every bit of his intellect, military training and martial art skills to survive the deadly challenges he encounters. How will Jack escape his fraudulent conscript sentence? How will he survive the planet’s vicious terraformed jungles and vast deserts and rescue the friends he had to leave behind?    

“Unlike many sci-fi novels which are in some far away galaxy a long time ago or in the distant future with characters that don’t relate to our current world, this book is about an American astronaut who is highly likeable, capable and the story is in our present time,” Mallory says. “It explains much of the theoretical space propulsion systems without getting buried in the theories. It's fast moving and plausible.”

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“Jack Spartan Varaci Runner”
By K. Edward Mallory
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 650 pages | ISBN 9781984568069
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 650 pages | ISBN 9781984568052
E-Book | 650 pages | ISBN 9781984568045
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
K. Edward Mallory is an airline captain and former Air Force instructor pilot. He lives in Elizabeth, Colorado with his wife and daughters. His hobbies include rebuilding airplanes, Krav Maga martial arts and most outdoor adventures.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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