The Omega Project by Steve Alten
on Tour Oct 1 - Nov 30, 2013
Book Details:Genre: Fiction Published by: Tor/Forge Publication Date: August 6, 2013 Number of Pages: 336 ISBN: 0765336324
Synopsis:In The Wizard of Oz, a runaway finds herself transplanted to a strange land, only to learn it was all a dream. In Planet of the Apes, an astronaut awakens to find himself in a strange land, only to realize he is still on Earth.
The Omega Project ups the ante, and neither the hero nor the reader will know the true reality until the very last page. In 2028, twelve astronauts and a scientist are cryogenically frozen for 30 days beneath the Ross Ice Shelf to prep for a mission to Europa. Only one will awaken... 12 million years in the future!
This was a really wild story! It starts out pretty bad with something that happened while a war was going on and billions of people died because of a shortage of food and some were killing people and eating them for food, that is how bad things get in the future, 2026 to 2028.
Ike and Andria survive and get rescued only to be torn apart again by a new space program. It has to do with meteors falling from the sky and causing major damage to Earth so they build a space ship that is suppose to take them to Jupiter to get helium that is below the surface there that will help Earth avoid this collision course with the big meteor.
Then the story really gets crazy as 13 people are put in a frozen sleep for the journey to Jupiter. Only the ship never does leave Earth. When Ike awakes, the men are dead and the women have disappeared. What happened while they were all sleeping? Why was he so sick? He could barely move.
Then he steps outside and his world suddenly his 20 times worse than the worse can be. And whoever wrote this book really has some extreme imagination. You never know for sure if Ike is dreaming some of this crazy stuff or if it really happened. But by the end, you will definitely know. Good or bad, it's definitely a shocker!
Read an excerpt:
When the oil stopped flowing death became a game of musical chairs. Accepting isolation over the insanity of anarchy, I remained alone in my fortress of solitude, waiting for the world’s population to drop from seven billion to just under six hundred million, knowing that if I could safeguard my chair then maybe I’d live to see a different, wiser world. Instead, I found myself quarantined against a society gone mad in every sense of the word. After sixteen months of rationing, I was forced to venture out of my prison -- and that’s when I met my new companion.
Author Bio:Steve Alten earned his Bachelors degree at Penn State University, a Masters Degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Delaware, and a Doctorate of Education at Temple University. Struggling to support his family of five, he decided to pen a novel he had been thinking about for years. Working late nights and on weekends, he eventually finished MEG; A Novel of Deep Terror, a thriller about Carcharodon megalodon, the 70-foot prehistoric cousin of the great white shark.
MEG went on to become an international best-seller, with movie rights sold. The Mayan Calendar plays a big part in his Domain series -- another international best-seller sold in the U.K. as THE MAYAN PROPHECY series.
Steve's other work includes The LOCH -- a modern-day thriller about the Loch Ness Monster, The SHELL GAME -- about the end of oil and the next 9/11 event, and GRIM REAPER: End of Days -- a modern-day Dante’s Inferno which takes place in New York when a man-made plague strikes Manhattan.
His best work yet, THE OMEGA PROJECT – was released in August 2013. As an author, Steve has two goals. First, to continue to work hard to become a better storyteller and create exciting page turning thrillers. Second, to remain accessible to his readers. Steve reads and answers all e-mails, uses the names and descriptions of his loyal fans as characters in all his novels, and even hires readers as editors, depending on their particular expertise.