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Deneb: the most exciting, challenging, and thought-provoking science fiction epic of the decade. With dozens of characters from seven distinct societies, Deneb throws life-or-death goals and immediate needs into dire conflict, pitting one beloved character against another. Few will survive. Many will suffer. The stakes are enormous.
The sky was too strange to be real. The forest was too quiet to be theirs. The place was brutal, deadly, unyielding—and beautiful. All of it had but one purpose: A purpose realized in the arrival of 91 passengers on a late afternoon flight to Chicago. Their actions under a green sky, their deeds in a too-quiet forest, their answer to ancient truths, would determine the destiny of humankind.
The forces of nature arrayed against him, a war hero used all his skill—and courage—to safely land a jumbo jet in the Wisconsin wilderness. Before the day was over, half the survivors of Pacific Airlines Flight 159 would be dead. Those who lived would face terrors of man and beast, mountain and forest, mind and spirit. “We need to make this place our own,” but to do so, they had to face each other, their inner selves, and those who had long been there. The natives’ ancient tales spoke of Bright Walker and the Man of One Eye, the Wolf of Fear and the Wolf of Truth. Every one of their ancient stories—the Visions of Wonder, the Visions of Terror—the accumulated wisdom of 45,000 years—came to life in the flesh-and-blood passengers of a 21st century passenger jet. The arrival of Flight 159 in a surreal place-out-of-time was neither accident nor destiny. “Someone brought us here,” but the key to understanding the survivors’ role was to be found a thousand years in the future and a thousand generations in the past. Understanding came in dreams and visions, in an outcast albino and a young track and field athlete, in a Texas junk dealer and a Toronto soap salesman. By the end of the year, the survivors, driven by will and desire and conscience, took up arms to defeat and destroy each other. On a great field of battle, standing at the fore of 60,000 warriors, they launched the cataclysmic battle that would decide the future of the human race.
Brimming with symbolism, metaphor, allusions to stories ancient and new, Deneb is not merely high adventure and compelling science fiction. Deneb is a story full to overflowing with ideas to be savored, concepts to be discussed, notions you will find challenging, discomforting, and worthy of contemplation and analysis, disagreement and debate. Deneb will build a road not only to revelry and enjoyment, it will blaze a trail to your psyche—and to your heart. The greatest adventure of the decade awaits!
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Book Description Inukshuk Press, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0615831206
Book Description Inukshuk Press, 2013. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 552 pages. 9.61x6.69x1.25 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk0615831206