Blank (extra chapter)

Review: Sleeping Gods

Author: Matt Eaton
Website: http://mattjeaton.com/
Genre: Science Fiction / Paranormal Thriller

I enjoyed this well-written short novella and I must say that it really snuck up on me. It opens with an account of the 1968 flight of Apollo 8 and incorporates an interesting possible scenario of what the astronauts may have encountered on the dark side of the moon.

For me, the real eye-openers of the story begin after the astronauts splash down back on earth and are met on board the Naval carrier by an extremely odd, fanatical scientist waving around a copy of the Condon Committee Report. Even more surprising are the ensuing conversations which take place in an underground bunker somewhere else on the planet.

The story puts forth some very intriguing “what if” questions concerning the NASA space flights, non-human presence on the moon, the US government, and secretive elite factions around the globe. The author deftly weaves threads of known personalities and events with his own alternate version of what may have transpired during and after the historic moon mission.

The novella is a quick read and the author has left plenty of room for expansion into a longer story. I will definitely be buying the sequel when it comes out to find out more of what he theorizes about the “sleeping gods” and the horde of information kept from humanity at large.

Review: Blank (extra chapter)

In this short story, which is an extended bonus chapter to his novel Blank, the author surprised me a second time. The story follows the main character Stone Luckman as he is projected back in time to view a series of events through the eyes of Bill Donovan, the father of US intelligence, during a visit to war-torn London during World War II.

Donovan makes his way through shattered streets to Westminster Cathedral where he meets with Cardinal Arthur Hinsley, head of the Catholic Church of England. The aging Cardinal escorts Donovan to an underground chamber and shows him a rather remarkable archeological find. The story attached to the object is quite an eye-popper, to say the least.

This all-too-short taste of this unexpected tale left me grinning and hungry for more. I’ll be plowing into the highly-rated full-length novel Blank next. If the character discussed at the end of the extra chapter is not fleshed out in the novel, I certainly hope the author intends to write a full accounting of him because I am hooked and intrigued. Well done, Matt! Please, spin more of your delicious speculations for us soon. I’m in for the ride.

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Erin MacMichael is a science fantasy author and artist, creator of the T'nari Renegades series of novellas, novels, covers, and artwork. Her lifelong quest has been to explore past the boundaries of conventional thinking and figure out what really has transpired on this planet. She has traveled extensively throughout the world and lives in the Pacific Northwest with her marvelous offspring.

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Review: Sleeping Gods

Author: Matt Eaton
Website: http://mattjeaton.com/
Genre: Science Fiction / Paranormal Thriller

I enjoyed this well-written short novella and I must say that it really snuck up on me. It opens with an account of the 1968 flight of Apollo 8 and incorporates an interesting possible scenario of what the astronauts may have encountered on the dark side of the moon.

For me, the real eye-openers of the story begin after the astronauts splash down back on earth and are met on board the Naval carrier by an extremely odd, fanatical scientist waving around a copy of the Condon Committee Report. Even more surprising are the ensuing conversations which take place in an underground bunker somewhere else on the planet.

The story puts forth some very intriguing “what if” questions concerning the NASA space flights, non-human presence on the moon, the US government, and secretive elite factions around the globe. The author deftly weaves threads of known personalities and events with his own alternate version of what may have transpired during and after the historic moon mission.

The novella is a quick read and the author has left plenty of room for expansion into a longer story. I will definitely be buying the sequel when it comes out to find out more of what he theorizes about the “sleeping gods” and the horde of information kept from humanity at large.

Review: Blank (extra chapter)

In this short story, which is an extended bonus chapter to his novel Blank, the author surprised me a second time. The story follows the main character Stone Luckman as he is projected back in time to view a series of events through the eyes of Bill Donovan, the father of US intelligence, during a visit to war-torn London during World War II.

Donovan makes his way through shattered streets to Westminster Cathedral where he meets with Cardinal Arthur Hinsley, head of the Catholic Church of England. The aging Cardinal escorts Donovan to an underground chamber and shows him a rather remarkable archeological find. The story attached to the object is quite an eye-popper, to say the least.

This all-too-short taste of this unexpected tale left me grinning and hungry for more. I’ll be plowing into the highly-rated full-length novel Blank next. If the character discussed at the end of the extra chapter is not fleshed out in the novel, I certainly hope the author intends to write a full accounting of him because I am hooked and intrigued. Well done, Matt! Please, spin more of your delicious speculations for us soon. I’m in for the ride.

Blank (extra chapter)

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Erin MacMichael is a science fantasy author and artist, creator of the T'nari Renegades series of novellas, novels, covers, and artwork. Her lifelong quest has been to explore past the boundaries of conventional thinking and figure out what really has transpired on this planet. She has traveled extensively throughout the world and lives in the Pacific Northwest with her marvelous offspring.

Erin MacMichael is a science fantasy author and artist, creator of the T'nari Renegades series of novellas, novels, covers, and artwork. Her lifelong quest has been to explore past the boundaries of conventional thinking and figure out what really has transpired on this planet. She has traveled extensively throughout the world and lives in the Pacific Northwest with her marvelous offspring.

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