First Cause

First Cause

by Paul West
     
 
The world is in chaos from a two-day battery of explosions in many of its major cities.

A week after the explosions, journalist Adam Grey wakes up in the hospital. He pieces together the events leading to his injury, involving a woman named Angela.
Senator Cyrus Reardon has been appointed the new President of the United States' decimated government. A

Overview

The world is in chaos from a two-day battery of explosions in many of its major cities.

A week after the explosions, journalist Adam Grey wakes up in the hospital. He pieces together the events leading to his injury, involving a woman named Angela.
Senator Cyrus Reardon has been appointed the new President of the United States' decimated government. A politician who isn't generally fond of his peers, he's faced with leading a discordant provisional Cabinet, addressing the nation's growing panic, and trying to separate fact from fiction.

Confronted with the truth behind the attacks, they--along with the world at large--are forced to reconsider conventional assumptions about human nature and possibility.

Editorial Reviews

Casey Burke
"First Cause is much more than a sci-fi thriller, and its goal is not merely to entertain...a thrilling, page-turning adventure...asks us to question what it means to be human"
Daniel Cann
"West has written a political conspiracy thriller with an unexpected science fiction twist...‘First Cause’ is a cracking start thanks to its ideas and the themes it explores. This is a thoughtful and intelligent science fiction thriller and an excellent first effort."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013613911
Publisher:
First Cause Project
Publication date:
07/01/2012
Series:
The Terranaut Trilogy , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
354
File size:
292 KB

Meet the Author

Paul West was born and raised in New York City; he currently resides in Harlem, where he has lived for much of his life. After graduating from NYU with a B.A. in History, he worked in the education and nonprofit world for many years before switching lanes and working in advertising and then fashion. First Cause: A Novel About Human Possibility was conceived as a screenplay idea in the early 1990s, when West was still an undergraduate; he shelved the project for nearly a decade, and began work again in 1999. Paul West is a sports enthusiast, a student of people, a lover of music, a voracious reader and a fervent believer in human possibility. His literary influences include Margaret Atwood, George Orwell, Sinclair Lewis, Octavia Butler, Philip K. Dick and Ursula LeGuin.

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