by Thomas Gordon Sutton



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 01/01/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 200
ISBN : 9781585001651

About the Book

The novel begins in the year 2199. Libby Britton receives a faint visual on her wall screen from a colleague stationed on Charon, Pluto's moon. After the transmission ends, she reflects on the past and all that has transpired before arriving at this day.

Around the year 2035, before Libby was born, scientists discovered cures for most of the diseases of the world. With these cures came the rapid exponential growth of the world's population. The use of fossil fuels exploded. The ultimate outcome . . . global warming.

In the year 2156, due to the greenhouse effect, the perpetual snow cover of the Great Ararat peak melts and the world makes one of the greatest discoveries of all time -- Noah's Ark.

For the moment, world attention is diverted from the many critical crises facing the planet to the discovery of the Ark. Libby, a child prodigy, is just twenty when the discovery is made. Ross Fleming, the world's leading astrophysicist, asks her to work with his team to examine the Ark.

They discover that the Ark contains a cure for global warming and the means to end starvation. There's a catch -- the Ark has to be destroyed in order to utilize its resources. A raging conflict between Evolutionists and Creationists erupts. Is the Ark sacred or just an ancient relic? There are opposing forces trying to influence how the Ark is used.

The novel ends in the year it begins, 2199. Using technology derived from the Ark, Libby is attempting to send a one-man ship through a laser beam, riding magnetic waves at the speed of light. Its destination -- Charon. With a strong female protagonist, the novel carries the reader to the future, the miraculous and the unknown.

About the Author

The author's education includes a BA in Environmental Studies/Urban and Regional Planning, which was received from San Jose State University in 1977.

He has published works in local newspaper on several occasions and has authored seventeen short stories. 2199 is his first novel and Jesus, The Christ, his second.