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About the Author

Jon Saboe resides in Baltimore, MD with his lovely wife, Valory, where he works as a Network Administrator and Web Developer for a medical company.
He received his Masters Degree from Johns Hopkins University, and currently guest lectures in area schools on Information Theory and Intelligent Design.
He is also a concert pianist, an avid chess enthusiast, and a practitioner of jiu-jitsu.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 524 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (June 26, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 143274643X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1432746438
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,604,699 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I had read Days of Peleg with great enjoyment, and I was worried what Jon would be able to do with before the flood, because there is so much less information available, even for someone who digs as deep as he does. My worries were groundless. Jon has several very interesting ideas about what the antedeluvian world might have been like, the Semyaz being the most important. I know of no other author who writes historical fiction that presents our ancestors as capable, intelligent, and educated. The novel has a solid grounding in Genesis, and the speculations are really fun. Bravo.
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Thankfully Saboe has decided to craft another story combining history and a bit of speculation. This book is much shorter than the previous book but lacks for nothing. Great story, and great plot continuation. You learn to identify with and eventually root for the characters. If you love history, or science fiction, this book is right up your alley.
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I've read many novels by Christians/creationists throughout the years, and none of them even come close to the size, scope, and intelligence of Saboe's books. I am fascinated with the time period he explores in both of his novels, and have always wanted to research--and perhaps write a book about--the link between the biblical narrative of pre-Abrahamic history and pagan mythology, but have never had the time to do it. I was thrilled to find that someone else HAD done it--and done it much better than I could have! (I'm afraid my version would have been a dry, boring scholarly work.) :) I don't necessarily agree with all of Saboe's educated speculations, but he's integrated creation science, intelligent design, biblical history, and world myths so well that it makes for an engrossing, believable story. Love it!

(P.S. The Days of Lamech is even better than the first book. In my opinion.) :D
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I thoroughly enjoyed Jon's latest book. Having read the previous book, I had an idea of Jon's writing style. Jon has an uncanny ability to paint a picture with words that cause me to visualize what I am reading. His chapters are long enough to complete a thought but not too long as to loose their focus. They are intriguing at their close which compels the reader to continue.

Jon is very creative yet maintains enough of a link to actual scientific discoveries and plausible technology to give the reader a sense of realism.

We can identify with characters, watch them progress, sense their emotions and join in their challenges.

Great read, could not put it down, can't wait for the next "The days of ...."
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The Days of Lame'ch by Jon Saboe brings us a new work from the author of The Days of Peleg (which we reviewed previously). This work loosely can be called a prequel of The Days of Peleg.

Mr. Saboe continues his unique approach from his previous work, immersing you in a different and unique world view. He builds a image of our ancient world based on the narrative from the Torah (or Bible), Jewish Midrashim, other ancient stories and sources, and blending it together with history, archeology, and ancient oddities that have been discovered.

The result could perhaps be called a biblical science fiction narrative. Or maybe, just maybe, the reality Mr. Saboe creates for us was real, which is his point in creating it from biblical narrative + midrashim (Jewish biblical legend-stories) + history, archeology, and so forth.

The story begins, so to speak, with Parshat Berashis - Genesis from the bible, 4:17 with the birth of (according to the Torah Lemech, with some pronunciations Lamech), the brief noting of the accounts of the people of the time (building of cities and so forth), and with Genesis chapter 6, the addition of the "nefilim" (6:4). This very strange passage says, "The Nefilim (commonly translated as giants) were on the earth in those days and later. And the Bnei Elokim (the `sons of G-d') came to the daughters of man and fathered with them. They were the mightiest ones who ever existed, men of renown."

Now Rashi has an exceptional comment on these pasukim, "They were called that because they fell and caused the world to fall", which Targum Yonatan says they were so called because they were fallen angles. Others interpret this differently.)

This gives our author the jumping off point for his story.
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Imaginative and thought-provoking. Saboe (once again) seamlessly integrates a fast-paced and gripping adventure with the most profound of theological, philosophical, historical, and scientific ideas. Deep, but easy to read; spiritual, but not preachy. Well done!
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I had been looking forward to this book ever since I read his first novel, "The Days of Peleg". When he released the first few chapters, I knew it was going to be another great read!

The Days of Lamech is essentially a fictionalized account of Genesis 5-6, but with a number of interesting sci-fi twists such as the Power Houses (wireless electricity generating towers built into huge pyramids) to the massive rail-gun and the underground laboratories and genetic experiments of the Semyaz.

The book has a fast-paced, action-filled plot in which the young, head-strong Lamech is recruited by an underground resistance to collect information on the strange Semyaz race. There is a very sinister tone throughout the story that grows progressively darker as the resistance learns more about who the Semyaz really are, and what their ultimate goal for humanity is.

Saboe provides a great picture of the pre-Flood world and their possible technologies, many of which we have invented ourselves within the last century. The book and many of the sci-fi objects/concepts that are utilized were very well-researched and explained, and additional information is once again provided in the appendicies. The pre-Flood world was also elegantly described based upon fossil and geological discoveries, especially given the sparse amount of information we have.

I especially enjoyed the short history notes by Amoela which introduced each chapter; it gave the reader the impression that they were reading actual history and gave them something to keep in the back of their mind as they followed the story.

If you liked "The Days of Peleg", you'll enjoy this book just as much (if not more)!
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