Emperor Dad

Emperor Dad

by Henry Melton

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Overview

Emperor Dad by Henry Melton

James Hill saw the theft of the British Crown Jewels live on CNN and had an uneasy suspicion that his father had invented teleportation. Nothing less could explain the theft and it made sense of his brilliant father's secretive new job. Bob Hill knew his discovery was likely to cause global disruption, and it was a development that couldn't be hidden away for long. To goad the nations into quickly finding ways to protect themselves, he'd decided to play-act a supervillian, right out of a James Bond movie, a self-proclaimed "Emperor of Earth" holding the world hostage. And the nations did react, finding a way to poison him in his secret hideaway inside Mt. Rushmore. But no one counted on James hacking his way into the family computer and giving himself access to the technology. With Mom and Oriel Meirieu, the beautiful girl he'd met while popping over to visit Paris, they evade the FBI, INTERPOL and even black-ops agents, saving Bob's life and facing the question: What exactly is a legal claim to power?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780980225341
Publisher: Wire Rim Books
Publication date: 05/01/2008
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Henry Melton is often on the road with his wife Mary Ann, a nature photographer, and their travels throughout North America, Europe and Africa have inspired his latest series of novels; Small Towns, Big Ideas. Henry's short fiction has been published in many magazines and anthologies, most frequently in ANALOG. Catacomb, published in DRAGON magazine, has been called a classic.

Other than an occasional short story, most of his time is spent writing science fiction YA novels. Currently being published by Wire Rim Books are the Small Towns, Big Ideas series of books, where high school aged heroes of the here and now are confronted with classic science fiction themes. The first, Emperor Dad, was the winner of the 2008 Darrell Award for Best Novel and Lighter Than Air won the 2009 Eleanor Cameron / Golden Duck.

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Emperor Dad 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very interested book story line \shows you what can happen to the world if there is no balance.
matthew scott More than 1 year ago
Story line is good about the begannings of telaporting and the famly the decovers it
Anonymous 9 months ago
loved it
ellison61 More than 1 year ago
A guy gets fired and returns home to create a teleportation system and then tells the world he is creating a Monarch-type taxation without representation system. He resorts to Capitalistic behavior. The powers that be brand him a terrorist so his wife and son have to step in to help.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish my dad was a supreme being over the intire world and could releport