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Confrontation: Volume 3 of the Darkside Trilogy Hardcover – September 29, 2015
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From the Back Cover
Imagine a confrontation of epic proportions that takes place around the globe and across the solar system, with the most powerful nations on earth on one side and a community of a few thousand people on the other.
The Darkside Trilogy is born of the headlines of a generation and a tale nearly half a millennium in the making, with Confrontation bringing the story to its inevitable climax.
Confrontation concludes a story that began with a series of mysteries around the globe and ends with the entire planet forced to confront its obsession with killing and the consequences of refusing to change a global culture steeped in self-destruction.
When the needs and wants of politics and corporate greed intersect, compromise and criminality often follow. In most cases, there is little consequence for such crimes committed against the people. But what would happen when the people can not only fight back, but actually win?
About the Author
WILLIAM HAYASHI concludes his epic tale with the final installment of the Darkside Trilogy, closing out a never-before told tale reminiscent of the amazing speculative fiction of Michael Crichton and the plots twists of stories from Robert Ludlum.
Hayashi is a lifelong Information Technologies professional. He began his career as a programmer in the early 1970s, and has operated his own IT consultancy for over thirty years.
Hayashi's writing includes award-winning screenplays. His seminal movie script, written for the Chicago leg of the 48 Hour Film Project competition in 2009, won for Best Script. His next three scripts were produced and filmed, and has a feature film scheduled for production in summer of 2016.
A Chicago native, Hayashi continues his philanthropic work in designing, building and maintaining not-for-profit computer training centers in the city's underserved communities.
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"Confrontation" is another breakthrough by the author (William Hayashi). Filled with ample doses of the familiar characters & storyline, but also now infused with new characters along with added subplots, "Confrontation" eclipses the previous high standard to establish an even greater impact for the reader. Along the way, "Confrontation" manages to not only bring closure to several threads from the trilogy series beginning, but also manages to provide several new twists the new or returning reader will equally enjoy.
All in all, "Confrontation" is a 1st rate, epic work that you simply won't be able to put down until the very end of a powerful story which unfolds on many levels.
The author has delighted this reader again & has surpassed not only his previous works, but has established his rich story telling on the level of George Lucas's Star Wars trilogy.
Well done, William, & thank you for such an enjoyable read.
As I said in an earlier posting: "This "Trilogy" is clearly a body of work that is more than ready for the Big Screen." A applaud William Hayashi for presenting a brilliant work of African American science fiction. He is an outstanding writer who knows how to tell a great story with fully developed characters, storyline and sub-plots, major themes and an excellent grasp of the futuristic science and technology interwoven throughout this incredible story. The investigative journey that Hayashi takes you on is steady and methodical, keeping you locked into the story and eager to learn more about these incredible people that have built man made colonies, first on the darkside of the moon followed by essentially a "space city" set into orbit in our solar system, far beyond Mars near the asteroid belt. This third volume follows the obsession of a world (primarily the United States) hell bent on acquiring the scientific and technological achievements of the brilliant Black scientists who are living peacefully in their space colony far from earth.
As I stated in my review of Volume 1, I started reading this science fiction saga by reading Volume 2 entitled "Conception" (this was not by design but by accident). And after reading Volume 1 "Discovery", I found it to be a great opening to this exciting story. Like any GREAT story, it takes time and patience to get through the storyline development and to fully appreciate the central characters and their trials and tribulations. And Hayashi demands that you walk this journey with him step by step: each volume is at least 600 pages. The reader will be richly rewarded in going on this "Hero's Journey" of Black people who have chosen to design and create a new world for themselves and future generations of their colony in space. It was extremely refreshing to read an extended saga about African Americans in outer space who have the audacity and the power to create and design their own civilization.
Take your time and enjoy the entire journey; it is worth the effort! If you find yourself wanting to read this book rather than watch a great movie, then you will know you are dealing with a masterpiece.
Hayashi stated at the end to his Preface in "Confrontation" that "For those who have gotten this far and have enjoyed the story, rejoice. There are seven volumes in the entire Darkside saga, a total of two trilogies and the seventh volume that winds up the tale." I'm rejoicing, because I'm looking forward to continuing this journey with these incredible Black people in outer space! Thank you William Hayashi for this magnificent science fiction saga!
William's style of writing captivated me and was easy to follow. I truly wish everyone could read the trilogy. It is well planned, developed and full of twists. I made notes and wrote questions as I read the book. Each question I wrote down was answered. There was just enough in the end to make me want more.
I look forward to Volume 4 and other works of William's. In the meantime, I plan to re-read all three volumes--I KNOW I will not be disappointed.
William Hayashi, thank you for becoming a writer. I believe it will only get better!!