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Product Details

  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 24, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1448644275
  • ISBN-13: 978-1448644278
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,965,705 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

PW2 2012: The End of the Beginning is a wild romp through 2012 mania that's sure to be debated by both believers and non-believers of 12-21-2012 prophecy. Come prepared for a cosmic alignment of your funny bone with a profound sense of wonder. Loaded with enough special effects to provide calamity galore, PW2 ironically pairs the fear of a possible coming catastrophe with new-found inspiration for what it means to be human. The End of Days has never been so entertaining. Readers who already believe something tremendous or horrendous is about to happen in 2012 will find new revelations and be teased with tantalizing what-if's. Those who don't believe will be entertained by a character-driven zigzag through a bizarre landscape. Flinging its subject matter in a whole new direction, PW2 will leave both believers and non-believers amused and mystified at their own cherished illusions. Following his first two novels, the techno-thriller Islands of Instability and the quirky black comedy Uberwoot!, M.C. Miller redirects his sardonic and insightful eye on what the apocalyptic possibilities of 2012 say about all of us. This time he channels his clown philosopher and shaman scientist to stir up a voodoo stew to fill head and heart. Trained as a filmmaker and master of the written word, he zooms in on the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse as they ride saddle-sore on a merry-go-round of strange days with a dazed and confused humanity. Will we hold on for dear life or cartwheel in a slow motion spinoff into every possible direction? As Hamilton Ray, the book's reluctant hero would say, "What's the probability?"

About the Author

M. C. Miller has a passion for storytelling and moving people with words. He lives in Issaquah, Washington.

More About the Author

M.C. Miller arrived on the planet the year the first hydrogen bomb was tested. Since then, he's never quite acclimated to taking anything as it seems. Maybe the Strontium-90 had something to do with it. He has a passion for storytelling and moving people with words. As a teenager he wrote short stories and received encouragement from Ben Bova, then editor of Analog Magazine. His mentor was his beloved college professor, Milt Gelman, who enjoyed a long and distinguished career in television writing.

He lives in Issaquah, Washington with the love of his life, his inspiration, champion and chief critic, his wife Deborah Joy. His hobbies include kayaking, hiking, snowshoeing, photography, sarcasm, analysis of current events, what-if games with the latest scientific advances, and cooking up spicy dishes to enjoy and share.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kate on October 11, 2009
Format: Paperback
PW2 isn't your typical end of the world apocalypse book. I've read several 2012 books, both fiction and nonfiction, and this one tops the list. I couldn't put it down - it's engaging, funny, and ultimately inspiring. You'll never be able to say "What's the probability?" again without smiling and remembering this book.

Hamilton Ray is the ex-prof who's been studying an unlikely probability theory found in old notebooks. He starts to figure out that there might be a connection to the weird days happening in the world. Seems like cause and effect are really screwed up and out of control. The first time it's noticeable is on April Fools Day 2011. Even more reason for people not to believe something's haywire.

The story is well written and well developed. There are many subplots and a variety of characters that add to the richness of the story. The tongue in cheek humor works well with a serious subject. It holds up a mirror to our nature, and highlights our human quirks irreverently but respectfully. A must-read for anyone interested in 2012.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Joan McNeary on March 26, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition
PW2 is an exciting read, with well developed chartacters, facinating and intricate plot,and a remarkable ending! A great adventure of a read!!!
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Christine P. Morris on October 11, 2011
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So this is the first review that I have written but after reading all of these reviews, I felt the need to share my opinion. I am an avid reader of apocalyptic fiction and this one falls short. There were endless chapters dedicated to explaning physics theory after theory after theory. Many times I started to put it down but felt the need to see it through because I am not a quitter. There is the basis of a good story here and there were some good characters. Had the author paid less attention to the technical aspects of the probability wave and more on the characters - then I would agree with the other reviewers. This book is a long read and there was chapter after chapter where I didn't know what had happened to some of the main characters. There was a massive (and I mean massive) amount of build-up to the climax of the story (2012) and then the let down of the ending was just the nail in the coffin for me. It was as if the author just said, "Screw it, I give."
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