July 25, 2011

Giveaway - 5 copies of Tom Schwartz's books

How are you doing? Today I bring you a giveaway of one out of 5 copies of Tom Schwartz's books. A summary of the 5 books are below or you can find it at Amazon here. To participate, just fill in the form below. If you follow my blog, you will get an extra entry. The giveaway is International and runs from July 25th to August 12th.


Fourth Reich Rising - The descendents of Hitler's inner circle developed a plan for a Fourth Reich, like the Phoenix, rising from the ashes of the Third Reich. The key to success was to embroil the United States and Islamic countries in a major conflict, which would eventually drag in most of the world's nations. With the world in chaos, they would orchestrate their rise to power.

Wrongly Accused - When two New Jersey policemen mistake author Jack Shepherd for an underworld drug dealer as he drives home from a meeting with his publisher, they chase his truck on the New Jersey Turnpike and use an unauthorized procedure to stop him. The actions of the police backfire when they realize that Jack is not the notorious drug dealer, but by then it's too late to undo the damage and the only way out for the police is to suppress the evidence and fabricate a story that implicates Jack based on his drunkenness. Jack's attorney advises him to plead guilty to a lesser offense, which would result in a short stay at a minimum-security facility. The sentencing judge accepted the plea bargain, but uses Jack's case as an example and gives him to the maximum sentence. While in prison, a hardened criminal named Salvador Salinis thinks Jack is an acquaintance and yells the name "Parodi" before attacking him. This attack is the first clue as to whom the police thought he was and the first clue to Jack's freedom.

Identity & Immortality - Jack Shepherd, famous author of mystery novels, was diagnosed with hodgkins lymphoma, an aggressive cancer of the lymph system. He declined rapidly, and was told he would be dead within six months. His wife, Judi, and their close friends could not accept this; and if anything was possible to change his prognosis, they were going to find it. The human genome experimentation had come a long way in correcting disease through genetic modification in embryos and newborn. These boundaries were currently being stretched by the medical profession to treat toddlers, and maybe this kind of treatment could help Jack survive.

Spaceship Earth: A Beginning Without End - With the launch of Stephen Hawkings new book along with his headline seeking claim that "the concept of God is not needed to explain the existence of the universe", this book feels very topical. Spaceship Earth is a great book full of interesting ideas and works very well as both a gentle introduction to the "closed system" big bang theory and as a science fiction book in it's own right. This story is set on an absolutely epic scale and covers over 70 billion years, the whole cycle of the universe from big bang to big crunch and has to be the biggest scale story I have ever read - surpassing even Stephen Baxter's works (just about anyway).