The Book in the Loft

Revised Edition

by Neil Hawkins



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/19/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 410
ISBN : 9781481739757

About the Book

The Book in the Loft is the first in a sci-fi/fantasy series. The story involves the discovery of an incredible book, the powers of which allow the hero to travel from Earth to any of a hundred different worlds.But only one holds his interest, as it is to that world he must travel to find his grandfather, who mysteriously disappeared. Arriving through time and space, he is told by five “beings” he must fulfill a mission—about which he supposedly agreed to on Earth, but in fact knows nothing about—to end the “darkness” he will find himself in. He is not alone in his quest that takes him into battles in space and on alien planets. But to succeed, and to obtain the love he desperately seeks, he must travel back and forth through the powers of the book, not knowing if “time” will be his staunch ally or his bitter enemy.

About the Author

A native of Poughkeepsie, New York, he attended Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois and the University of Stockholm in Sweden, later receiving a BA 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 what’s known as a childhood out-of-body flight of the soul, as what he described then was identical to what has now 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 several years in “another world” (Russia), where he taught English at two technical institutions. After his marriage to a wonderful Russian woman, he combined their “two worlds” with his imagination in stories that took both through time and space to other worlds. He and his wife now reside on this world in their home on the shore of the mighty River Volga.