Darkness Falls: Outage Series

Overview

Darkness Falls is a frame novel, a story within a story. Primarily, it tells the story of one man, Robert Hendricks. We first meet him in 2179 onboard an alien star ship approaching Earth. He is the lone human on the ship and it will be the first time he sees his planet in over 150 years.

He has been away so long, in fact, that Hendricks has very little in the way of actual memories of his home. The only thing he knows for sure is that his feelings about going back are far from ...

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Overview

Darkness Falls is a frame novel, a story within a story. Primarily, it tells the story of one man, Robert Hendricks. We first meet him in 2179 onboard an alien star ship approaching Earth. He is the lone human on the ship and it will be the first time he sees his planet in over 150 years.

He has been away so long, in fact, that Hendricks has very little in the way of actual memories of his home. The only thing he knows for sure is that his feelings about going back are far from positive. This is a problem for his extra-terrestrial hosts, the Gulran. The Gulran have a growing interest in this sector of the galaxy and Earth is vital to their plan. With Hendricks as an ambassador the Gulrani High Arbitor, Gorak, thinks the mission has a good chance of success. Without the human's help, he's not so sure. In order to ensure a positive outcome - but also to help his troubled friend - Gorak hypnotizes Hendricks and, through his recollections, travels back with him to the Earth of 2026.

For Hendricks, the end begins with a total blackout of North America. It doesn't take long for him to learn that the line between order and chaos is as thin as a stream of electrons flowing down a copper wire.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781938243950
  • Publisher: World Castle Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/28/2012
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Mathieu Gallant is a writer of speculative fiction, apocalyptic and science fiction. His debut novels, The Outage Series Book One: Darkness Falls and Book Two: When The Levee Breaks were written over a period of six years, starting in 2006. They have been edited by Governor Award Winning poet Dr. Anne Compton and have been well received online. Some reviewers have compared his work to that of Carl Sagan, Isaac Asimov and Raymond Bradbury.

Gallant is a graduate of the journalism program at the New Brunswick Community College and has worked in the print, radio and television mediums. He also has a background in IT and currently works full time in that field.

A third book in the Outage Series, tentatively entitled Earthship Phoenix, is currently in the process of editing and Mr. Gallant is also working on another novel of a totally different genre called "The Game."

He lives in the port city of Saint John, New Brunswick, the main setting for the Outage Series.

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