Set Sail for the Stars tells the exciting story of events on a dying Earth, and on a sister planet across the Galaxy.In 2060 the disastrous effects of global warming have progressed to the point that Earth may become uninhabitable. Scientist/adventurer Luke McCorkle has devised a space travel concept that will allow Man to escape. Luke and his beloved, the beautiful and brilliant Dr. Kathy Singleton, set forth on a crusade to colonize distant planets. Their efforts are met with resistance from prominent and often dangerous elements of society. On the planet Ektar an advanced race of intelligent of beings is faced with extinction due to infertility. Jalob Markon, the scientist son of a prominent political leader, has devised a plan to preserve a group to await a possible future visit by more advanced alien beings. Similar to Luke on Earth, Jalob and his plan are met with resistance. The story of the parallel paths of Luke and Jalob in their quests to rescue the two races makes for a fascinating narrative of scientific possibility along with a rousing tale of adventure.
About the Authors
Jon and Walt Landers are a son-father writing team. Jon, the son, is a computer scientist and physicist with a graduate degree from Columbia University. Beyond writing, he currently works as a software engineer and is actively involved in research on machine learning and computational biology. Walt is a West Point alumnus with a graduate degree in business. He is a medical writer, primarily in the pharmaceutical arena. His side interests include an advanced ranking in martial arts. Jon and Walt always have shared a fascination with the wonders of science and of the universe. This fascination and the love of a good yarn led to Set Sail for the Stars.
Paperback: 246 pages Retail Price: $8.99 ISBN: 978-1-59712-280-1 (c) 2008 by Jon and Walt Landers
Publisher: Photon Communications, Inc., 82 Belmar Drive West, Staten Island, NY 10314