Adam: A Close Encounter with a Cosmic Visitor

Adam: A Close Encounter with a Cosmic Visitor

by J L Smith


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Sid and Patty Wilson jerked to attention as they looked at the monitor. Had they done it? Had they discovered a new Asteroid? As it turned out the answer was no. No it was not an asteroid. It was not a comet. It was like nothing that any human had seen since the beginning of history. It would prove to be a cosmic visitor that would change everything for the people of the earth.

So begins story of Adam.
Sid and Patty Wilson were making a routine scan of the heavens in their Nevada observatory in preparation for the upcoming Martian project. They were scheduled to leave for Mars in two years to set up a permanent colony. This night all was going well when suddenly they detected something very unusual. Their equipment had found an unknown object beyond the orbit of Saturn. Originally thinking it was an asteroid or comet buzzing toward the sun, they soon waded into a mystery that would have profound consequences for all the people on earth. The body was traveling fast, very fast. In fact it was moving fast enough that once it swung past the sun it would leave the solar system. What's more this body could not have originated in the solar system. This was no comet or asteroid. It was large, very large. And the most chilling thing about it was that it was heading towards earth. What was it? Was there danger for the people of earth? What should the response of earth do to prepare for it? This is a story that describes a cosmic visitor that changed everything.

Adam is the work of a new novelist, physics educator J L Smith. It is a stand-alone novel that seeks to be true to the laws of science.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781499355017
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/04/2014
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

About the Author

J L Smith is a retired physics teacher. He spent thirty five years teaching young minds the laws of the universe and the beauty of physics. He has published multiple scientific articles in national journals such at The Physics Teacher and The Science Teacher. He has taught on both the high school and college levels.

He is a devout science fiction enthusiast. However one of his biggest complaints is how writers often are not true to the laws of the universe. He is annoyed at the liberties some authors take in bending those laws to weave a plot. In the writing of Adam he has attempted to do a little teaching along with spinning a yarn. He has incorporated his knowledge of physics and hopes the reader gains some new understandings while reading this book.

Mr. Smith lives in sunny Naples, Florida.

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