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Monday, April 29, 2019

Al Clark

Al Clark wakes inside a coffin-like box, in a place he does not remember.  Amnesia leaves him with nothing to draw on. Without clues to explain his situation. Even his name has been wiped from his mind.
His new moniker comes from a faded placard outside the door of the small compartment containing the metal box where he woke. The sign is old, and hard to make out, but it looks like Al...Clark.
At forty-something, Al is beginning a new life.  A brand new life without the benefit of experience to guide him.
It is the beginning of a quest that will take him to places he could not imagine, manage feats he would not have thought possible, and teach him the value of true friendship.

Al Clark (SF Adventure)
Book One
By Jonathan G. Meyer
Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN #978-1720011910
Price $11.95 (Paperback)
Price $3.99 (Kindle)
286 Pages
Rating 5-Stars

“Character Driven SF”

Waking up on a spaceship orbiting a planet, a man remembers nothing of his past. A faded placard appears to read “Al Clark”, so that’s all he has to go by. Roaming the giant ship he finds a young boy named Chris, who has only been awake for a while. Eventually, they discover other bodies in stasis and begin reviving them, Out of 1000 passenger only a little over 800 have survived. Below the ship is the planet Avalon, their destination. They arrived ten years previous, so something went wrong and the awakening never happened on schedule. Now the process begins of moving the survivors to Avalon and starting their human race over. It looks like a peaceful planet, and they meet another race of human-like friendly people. But their valley isn’t peaceful. Dinosaurs still rule this planet, and they will have to prove mightier or be destroyed.

The story is character driven, and the reader feels for them, and follows their conquest of the terror, and the discovery of who they really are. The author knows how to pull the reader into the story. A great story that could have appeared in the classic science fiction period of the 1950s. Highly recommended.  

Tom Johnson

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