The Mission

Revised Edition

by Neil L. Hawkins



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/5/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 338
ISBN : 9781546259565
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 338
ISBN : 9781546259558

About the Book

This fifth sequel to The Book in the Loft series begins during Earth’s final global was at the end of the twenty-second century, but unexpected events quickly take the crew of starship Explorer to a technologically advanced world on the other side of the galaxy—a world created only for whatever recreation the mind can imagine. Neil MacBruce and a surprise visitor from his future Earth must venture into the realm that rules the dark side of creation to rescue those caught in the web of the underworld. Although there is no guarantee of success, their mission seems foolproof. But things don’t always work out as planned, and the course of action they are thrown into leads them to life—and death.

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 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 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.