by Louis Edward Rosas


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Millions of miles from the nearest human outpost, the gold-laden Deep Space Merchant Vessel Fortin has been highjacked in an act of Space Piracy on her return flight back to Earth. After narrowly escaping to the surface of Eros 3117, Commercial Flight Engineer Mike Connors has found himself marooned and in dire need of medical attention in a place where human life cannot exist. With hours remaining on his dwindling oxygen supply, he must face the alien unknown in the fight of his life. Enter the Ishimaru, a fabled ghost ship of the past where one cannot distinguish reality from an oxygen-starved fantasy. It is here that one man will fight to survive alone in a hostile world far from home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781722128647
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/29/2018
Pages: 162
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

American Mishima is the work of author Louis Edward Rosas, the son of Mexican Immigrants whose father Luis served in the U.S. Army in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. In his youth, he grew up on glamorized war films and military aviation in the sleepy seaside plains of Oxnard California. It was there he watched waves of replica Japanese Warplanes fly overhead as they filmed various WWII dramas including The Black Sheep Squadron out of the nearby Oxnard Airport. Instilled with an early fascination of the Second World War during the Post Vietnam Era, it was his exposure to Akira Kurosawa's Samurai epic Ran (Toho, 1985) that changed his views on war while creating a lasting impression of Japanese culture and history. Further inspired by the works of famed Japanese author and playwright Yukio Mishima, Rosas would go on to become immersed in the study of Japanese language, history, and swordsmanship which led him to the practice of Koyasan Shingon Buddhism and Shinto. Rosas has also trained in Shinkendo, the ideal practice of the Samurai code of Bushido in the modern world under its founder in Little Tokyo which helped shape the creative force that is American Mishima.

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