TITLE: The Waterhole
RELEASE DATE: April 10, 2017
AUTHOR: Warren Chazan
CATEGORIES: Science Fiction/Fantasy
PAGE COUNT: 452
IMPRINT: Devil’s Tower
BOOK PAGE: http://ravenswoodpublishing.com/bookpages/thewaterhole.html
KEYWORDS: Alien, Physics, Parallel universe, Cataclysmic, Apocalyptic, frequency, decryption, thriller
Will our technology and quest for knowledge ultimately result in our destruction?
The year is 2051 and NASA, the US military and Australia have launched EMB, an incredible machine that can compress the fabric of space-time, providing us with previously unimaginable detail of the Big Bang and Janine Fuller, a pushy, headstrong anchor for CNNA has just been given the momentous story to break.
Following the launch, an alien internet signal is located coming through the wormhole in an electromagnetic region known as the “Waterhole”. Baffling NASA scientists, the source of the signal does not even appear to emanate from within the known boundaries of our universe.
Concurrent to this, animal migration patterns change, satellites malfunction and a reversal of the magnetic poles takes place. EMB is blamed, but despite official denial from General Smith, a brutal psychopath, with a frightening agenda of his own, Janine is unconvinced. In a world, where escalating mechanical failures, huge tidal surges and mass extinctions are becoming commonplace, Janine, using all resources known to her, goes into espionage mode in search of the truth.
What she discovers is a new reality more terrifying than she could possibly ever have imagined.
INTERVIEW WITH PROFESSOR ALASTAIR HART
“Good Evening Professor Hart, and welcome to Hard Talk. Thank you so much for agreeing to this interview at such short notice. I’m sure you’d like to get back to Pasadena ASAP to continue your important work at JPL.”
“It’s good to be here Warren.”
“Now that’s a question that could take some time to answer.”
“What do you mean?”
“Well, one could really say that I started when I was child.”
“Oh yes. Back in England where I grew up, Edgware of course, North London. I used to do the weekend crossword puzzles as well as all that other nonsense they use to print at the turn of the century. Sudoku was my forte. Mastered that at the age of 7.”
“What about professionally?”
“Professionally, I’d have to say that things really came together after school. I took linguistics at Oxford, then followed that up with a Phd in ancient languages. Loved hieroglyphics. It was while I was on an ancient dig in Sumatra, that I was approached by MI6 and then the CIA, and that’s when things really took off.”
“Do you regret having joined the CIA?”
“Dear god no. Best years of my life. Loved the experience, but all that came to a horrendous end when I lost my son Tom.”
“So sorry Prof. We don’t need to talk about it if you’d prefer not to.”
“No no. That’s quite alright Talking about my boy keeps him alive in my mind. When I look into my grandson’s eyes Ed, that being Toms son, I often find him hiding in there.”
“Your son’s death must have come as a tremendous shock to you. Do you blame anyone for it?”
“As a matter of fact I do. It’s no secret that General Denny Smith abandoned my boy in that Afghan camp. And I don’t care if he sees this either. That man doesn’t deserve to wear that uniform. He is a disgrace to his country, and to the human race as a whole.”
“Is it not true that after Steve Winslow discovered the alien signal, it was the general that contacted you in Scotland and persuaded you to come back to LA?”
“That’s only partly correct. The truth is that I was intrigued enough to want to come anyway. To have the chance to decode the signal from an alien race was something that one can only dream about in a decoder’s career.”
“How challenging was the signal to decode?”
“Well, on a scale of 1 top 10, I would have to say a 10. “
“Well simply because we had absolutely no reference for it. No Rosetta stone so to speak. We had to create our own. I wasn’t even sure if these creatures thought the way we did. For all I knew they could have thought in colours instead of words.”
“Yes it is.”
“Say Professor, you look kind of twitchy. Are you okay? A glass of water perhaps?”
“No, No. I am fine, but if it’s all the same to you, I’d like to get going now. I could certainly do with a stiff drink. It’s been one hell of a day.”
“Of course Professor. Thanks you and good luck with the ongoing decryption. The world eagerly awaits this incredible knowledge that we are certain to learn from this alien race.”
My name is Warren Chazan. I was born and raised in South Africa, emigrating to Sydney, Australia in 2005, where I obtained my qualification as an anesthetist. I am very fortunate to live in a beautiful beachside town called Terrigal. I took to writing late in life, when I decided about eight years ago that although medicine was a good career choice, it was not where my ultimate passion lay. It was then that I began to write, submerging myself in creative writing courses, workshops, seminars and fairs. The “Waterhole” is my debut novel that blends together three of my pet interests; astronomy, the possibility that we are not alone in the universe, and humanity’s quest for knowledge (which could ultimately be used for both good and evil).
I hope that with this novel, readers will enjoy what I’ve written, just as much as I have enjoyed writing it. Being an amateur astronomer myself, and the proud owner of a 9.25 inch Cassegrain telescope, I have tried as much as possible to remain true to real Science, while still trying to capture the attention of the average reader, who is simply seeking a fast paced story that they can immerse themselves in and escape the reality of life for a while.
I am now working on my second novel, "Lucifer's Pill,"(a medical thriller) which is in the final stages of editing. I hope to publish this in the near future.
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