The Awakening

by Neil Hawkins



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 13/09/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 400
ISBN : 9781420875096

About the Book

This fourth book about Neil MacBruce and the leather-bound Dropa books takes the captain and crew of the starship Explorer on a wild goose chase into the far reaches of the unknown universe. Their search to unravel a mystery, that threatens to tear apart the United Federation of Galactic Worlds, throws them in and out of reality. With seemingly no way out of their predicament, the answer comes in an unexpected way – but leads them back to an even more unexpected journey.

About the Author

A native of Poughkeepsie, New York, he attended Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois and the University of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden, later receiving a BA degree from the University of Minnesota and an MS degree from Peabody Teachers College, Nashville, Tennessee. Since the age of five, when he “saw” Earth and the other planets from space in all their detail - twelve years before Sputnik - he has been intrigued and fascinated with flights of reality and fantasy. It was said he had an out-of-body flight of the soul, or a wild dream. But what he described then was identical to what now has only been “seen” by the Hubble Telescope. Later, his flights of reality were realized during a distinguished career as an Air Force officer - and his flights of fantasy became reality when he spent seven years in “another world” - Russia - where he taught English at two technical institutes. After his marriage to a wonderful Russian woman, he combined their “two different worlds” with his imagination in stories that took them both through time and space - and to other worlds. He and his wife now reside on this world in Spokane, Washington, but plan some day to return to their home on the shore of the River Volga.