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Earth Escape - An Existential Thriller: Someone is waiting for us at the edge of the Universe by [Laplaine, Real]
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FOUR STAR REVIEW by Red City Review
"A fast-paced science-fiction novel that intertwines elements of suspense, romance, while tackling some of life's biggest questions, Earth Escape: Odyssey to the Edge of the Universe by Real Laplaine is an engaging, thought-provoking read. We follow our protagonist, Jim Tale, as he embarks on a three-decade long journey into outer space, as the captain of the interstellar ship, the Evolution. Earth's resources are dwindling, and chaos abounds across the planet, thus the need to search for a new world to colonize. Jim is tasked with finding a sister-planet to Earth some 1,400 light years away, where humanity can start anew. Constantly haunted by his wife's death, Jim has to deal with nightmares while asleep, and awake, when he receives news that Earth is on the brink of a nuclear holocaust. His companion, the extremely advanced android, CASS, continuously challenges his beliefs, all while guiding the ship toward its hopeful salvation. While pondering how life came to be, Jim is confronted with an abundance of threats and surprises, including dangerous missions, thrilling space-walks, and encounters with extraterrestrial life.
This high-stakes story takes place in the not-too-distant future, where Earth is a mess, and astronauts and space explorers are given the seemingly impossible task of finding a new planet that mankind can call home. The writing is quick, imaginative, and inventive. Jim Tale is a strong lead character, who is multifaceted and relatable, as he seems like a somewhat ordinary guy who just so happened to land in the position of commanding a spaceship on one of the most important missions ever undertaken. There is a great deal of dialogue in the novel, so a lot of the information and experiences are told through the voices of the main characters, which at times can be enjoyable, but also can somewhat overwhelm during certain scenes. The author is great at world-building, we just wish there was more time spent describing the complex and intriguing settings that keep these voices ingrained in reality, albeit a very sleek, futuristic one, where danger seemingly lurks at every turn."

About the Author

In my life, certain people have inspired me, three notable ones are Richard Bach, author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull; George Orwell, author of 1984; and Walter Miller, author of A Canticle for Leibowitz. These authors had a message for the world, something bigger and more important than just selling books. I too write with a bigger picture in mind, which is why I chose to write themes that are existential thrillers, with all the action, suspense, thrills and adventures of thrilling stories, but, with a thread, a message which kicks the box and shakes mediocrity, inviting readers to step outside their comfort zone and challenge the status quo.

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  • File Size: 983 KB
  • Print Length: 392 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1539119254
  • Publisher: Create Space; 3 edition (September 28, 2016)
  • Publication Date: September 28, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01LX1OEWT
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #516,074 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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