Once Humans: vol.2 of the

Once Humans: vol.2 of the "Daimones Trilogy"

by Massimo Marino


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"Once Humans" starts seven years after the events narrated in "Daimones", Vol.1 of the homonymous "Daimones Trilogy".
The new communities, led by the Selected-the transgenic beings created by the Moîrai-thrive with the aliens' support, and peace and security reign on Eridu, as the planet Earth is known by the Moîrai and across the galaxy.

Mankind is undergoing rebirth, the new arrivals closely watched by the Selected. But peace and security of the cradle are suddenly shattered by acts of sabotage set to disrupt the fragile balance of the fledgling communities.

From the coldest climes to the deepest ocean floors, a cosmic conspiracy full of betrayal and fear is being hatched with the hope of pushing the world perilously close to the brink of self-destruction. And it is up to Dan Amenta to journey through dark and deadly alleys-even into the depths of the planet-to unlock the shadowy logic of alien minds.

"Once Humans" is a 'loss of innocence' for Dan and for the Selected. The events and the emotional trauma prepare the race of man to reclaim its place in the galaxy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781490395630
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/09/2013
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Massimo Marino comes from a scientist background: He spent years at CERN and The Lawrence Berkeley Lab followed by lead positions with Apple, Inc. and the World Economic Forum. He is also partner in a new startup in Geneva for smartphone applications: TAKEALL SA. Massimo currently lives in France and crosses the border with Switzerland multiple times daily, although he is no smuggler.

"Daimones" is the first volume of the homonymous "Daimones Trilogy" and is based on personal experience and facts with an added "what if" to provide an explanation to current and past events. It is his first novel. Watch the book trailer at: http://youtu.be/gqqn0YtPrrw

"Daimones" is the recipient of the 2012 PRG Award Reviewers' Choice in Science Fiction, and the Seal of Excellence in Quality Writing from both the Awesome Indies (awesomeindies.net) and the indiePENdents.org association.

The second volume, "Once Humans", starts seven years after the events narrated in "Daimones". The Communities led by the Selected are about to thrive and peace and security reigns on Eridu...not for long.

He also writes short chilling, twisted, horror stories, oftentimes while having breakfast. Go figure why.

If interested in more details about Massimo Marino, please see his full profile on Linkedin: http://ch.linkedin.com/in/massimomarino

On Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/MassimoMarinoAuthor

The new addition of the family is actually...two. Two British long hair cats, a Chocolate one aptly named Nutella, and a Lilac one who was named Hermès; quick and cunning, moving freely between the worlds of the mortal and divine, as emissary and messenger of the gods, intercessor between mortals and the divine, as all cats are. They walk over the keyboard when the best prose is about to arrive.

You can see pictures of these two rascals from Facebook.

Discovery: it seems many authors have pets, and authors' cats invariably end up napping on the keyboard...

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CeeCeeLawson1 More than 1 year ago
Brilliant! While driving his daughter to school one morning, Dan discovers that life will never be the same. He and his family have survived something that killed everyone around. While he and his wife, Mary, try to remain strong for their daughter, Annah, they desperately search for answers. This is a post-apocalyptic novel that is written with an exceptional amount of intellect. The story line is well developed and flows with ease. Marino has a unique talent of using today’s technology and science in a way that’s advantageous to the story. Although there is tech talk throughout, it is informative and interesting. The characters are well developed and relatable. The ending answered enough questions to leave you wanting more, but not frustrated. I look forward to the next installment.