The Arc of the Universe; Book One

The Arc of the Universe; Book One

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The sole survivor of a fleet of colony ships wakes up in a featureless room. His only clue to his surroundings is an ever-changing window. Is he dead? Is he dreaming? Or is he the subject of some bizarre experiment...? "This plot is quite exceptional and it exceeded my expectations. Quinn is a strong character. Readers will love him because he's caring and strong, yet vulnerable-a compelling mix. Conor is underplayed beautifully. The action scenes move the plot along beautifully and all of the scenes are captured with great visual quality. I knew exactly where I had stopped reading and it was easy to pick up and to lose myself in the story-line again, and this is also quite telling. An excellent book." - Annette Young. The Creative Competitor "Whiteway's writing is highly visual and not overly cluttered. The world building and surroundings are presented in ways that are easy to understand, even for people who don't usually read science fiction. Familiarizing the reader with this new environment is where the author shows his talents." - Kathy's Book Reviews "The attention to every detail in this book is an amazing job by the author. You think you have the answer, and it is changed by a simple word or two. Just when you think you have it all figured out, the author takes a turn and you are back to square one. Character development is brilliant. The author is one of the best Science Fiction writers of our time." - Sandra Heptinstall. Midwest Book Reviews "Whiteway, whose fantastic imagination conjured up a slew of alternate technologies for the Lodestone series, has no trouble creating beings that are definitely not like us. What makes this story stand out is not the futuristic technology and extraterrestrial anatomy-both of which are admittedly very cool-but the alien thinking exhibited by the otherworldly characters. Arc of the Universe is the first of a new series, and if the first book is any indication, readers are in for a ride that's exciting, emotional, and thought-provoking." - Terence P Ward, Allbooks Review
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Product details

  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 14.73mm | 444.52g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514295725
  • 9781514295724

About Mark Whiteway

Mark Whiteway (1959- ) lives in rural West Sussex, England, near the former home of H G Wells. For more information on published books as well as future projects, please join me at "Writing SciFi has been a long held ambition of mine. As a kid, I read everything-Wells, Verne, Heinlein, etc., etc. At twelve years old, I wrote a novella. (I still have it, hand-written in a huge ledger). It was about our sun going nova, and the resulting breakdown of society, as told through the eyes of three boys. It had a pretty surreal ending. "Following that, life intervened, and it was only in April '09 that I determined that I wanted to get back to writing. I had had several ideas running around in my head for some time, of which the Lodestone concept was probably the strongest. As I began to develop the story, it rapidly became clear that there was no way I was going to be able to cover it all in a single book, and so the Lodestone Series was born.
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