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Nebula Express. One of the most terrifying novels ever written—powerful, brilliant, claustrophobic, with dark glimmerings of realization as the horrifying truth about a wrecked starship slowly becomes clear to the six lost engineers on board. What makes it so shattering is that the truth lies not in the crippled, decaying starship hurtling into eternity with nobody at the controls, nor the astounding truth about the creatures on board, but the realization that the hero and heroine (Ridge and Brenna) come to about their own existences.

Knowing this overwhelming and tragic truth, Ridge and Brenna hardly bat an eyelash when they walk through the ship's Bridge, where all the officers are ancient mummies by now. Ridge and Brenna are lovers on the run for their lives. They only have hours, if not minutes before they become part of the ship's tragedy. The only hope is a mythic refuge somewhere on board called Largo, which holds the key to the ship's intended destination. More info soon. Site under development.

The generation starship is an old trope in SF or here in DarkSF. It's never been done like this before. If you want the ride of a lifetime, take the Nebula Express.

Original novel written by John Argo in 2004. Copyright © 2005 by John Argo. All Rights Reserved. Clocktower Books first edition 2005.


About reading free, see below (Read-a-Latte, Bookstore Metaphor).
For info about inexpensive purchase see right side, bottom table.

Read-a-Latte: The Bookstore Metaphor

Read Half Free/Try-Buy. At my Galley City website, you can read the first half free, what I call the Bookstore Metaphor. Just like in most bookstores, you can sit and read (free) all day. You do have to buy the book to walk out with it. Same here.

No cost, no obligation, no tracking, no cookies, not even a breath mint. If you love it, you can (easily and safely at Amazon) buy the whole e-book for the painless price of a cup of coffee—what I call Read-a-Latte. Hours of reading enjoyment; the coffee is gone in minutes, but the book stays with you forever). You can also get those many hours of happy reading from the print edition for the price of a sandwich.

To help the author, please recommend this book your friends, and also post a favorable (five star!) review at Amazon, Good Reads, and similar online reader resources. Thank you and visit Galley City often: over a million words of free reading (fiction, nonfiction, poetry by yours truly. [JTC].

Read Half Free at Galley City: Nebula Express

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