The Ripple in Space-Time

The Ripple in Space-Time

by S. F. Chapman


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When the huge lunar Ultra Energy Laboratory is destroyed by a mysterious blast, Inspector Ryo Trop of the Free City Inquisitor's Office is called in to sort out who is responsible for the disaster.

Early reports imply that rogue moon miners are to blame but Ryo quickly discovers that a far more complex and sinister scheme is afoot.

With the help of a promising young Liaison Agent and a faltering Grad student, Ryo searches for clues and culprits in the corrupt and moldering feudal fiefdoms of the Warlords that dominate human affairs in 2445.

Ryo's longtime friend, Biology Professor turned spy Malcolm Evans, suggests that the wave of space piracy that has recently vexed the Solar System is connected to the obliteration of the lunar lab.

But why would reckless and marauding space raiders have an interest in a research facility?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780985536916
Publisher: S. F. Chapman
Publication date: 02/01/2013
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

A lifelong Northern Californian, S F Chapman traded his construction job for the more docile profession of novelist in 2008 when the US economy faltered.

The tireless author has since written eight books. His first, "I'm here to help" (published by Striped Cat Press in July of 2012), is a literary fiction novella about a teenage daughter looking for answers to some troubling inconsistencies in her birth certificate. "The Ripple in Space-Time" (published by Striped Cat Press in February of 2013) is Chapman's second book. It is an exciting science fiction detective adventure set in a moldering and corrupt future controlled by greedy warlords. The author's third novel "On the Back of the Beast" is an action-packed Contemporary Fiction tale about a massive earthquake that destroys the San Francisco Bay Area. It is now available from Striped Cat Press.

Other completed works awaiting publication are the post-apocalyptic soft science fiction MAC Series consisting of "Floyd 5.136," "Xea in the Library" and "Beyond the Habitable Limit;" and a recently completed sequel to "The Ripple in Space-Time" entitled "Torn From On High."

Chapman is currently writing a rough-and-tumble literary fiction novel about homelessness called "The Missive In The Margins."

S F's huge gray male tabby cat keeps him company while he writes and was the inspiration for Striped Cat Press.

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Crimestudent More than 1 year ago
I really loved the action in this book, every time I tried to put it down and walk away something else would draw me into the story that made it imposable to put down. The combination of Science Fiction and Adventure was a really great attention grabber. I would recommend this book to people who enjoy Science Fiction and Adventure both.
jbarr5 More than 1 year ago
The Ripple in Space-Time Story is about how a scientist is kidnapped, along with others and taken far away. The pirates plan for her especially is to work and create some elements that will aid them. Her son Lev has received her daily message and knows something is not right and contacts the authorities and gets together with Ryo who heads up the investigation. They can't figure out who took the professor and they soon learn with Lev's help and one of the many satellites, who they are. There are many people involved that I had a hard time keeping track of as some are only mentioned a few times, others many times over. They gain clues and track down others who help them figure out what their next step should be. This all occurs in the future. To keep her sanity she quotes Shakespeare plays she has learned and seen over the years. There are many instances of quoting others who are very famous in their field of expertise that make the whole story believable. I enjoyed the story although I rarely read sci fi books. There are other villains with dangerous information and weapons that also want to rule everybody... Like all the scientific information that explains just what the ripple is. love how the book got it's title. Also love the list of characters and the vessels, makes it a lot easier to understand right off the launch pad.