The Relativity Bomb

Sic Transit Terra

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Earth’s ancient past is coming home to roost, and it’s making Barry Novak, the Chief of Operations of the Earth Intelligence Service, very nervous.

- First, a document written in an alien language surfaces at an archaeological site on Earth.

- Then, a Stragori defector approaches Novak, offering another old document in exchange for sanctuary. This one was stolen from the alien’s home world. Once decoded, the document’s contents are mind-blowing.

- Finally, an old enemy switches sides, bringing with him information that fills in the gaps and, if true, could rewrite the very definition of Humanity.

Earth isn’t yet ready to learn these truths. Making them public would cause worldwide xenophobia. So, Novak does the only thing he can think of. He sends them as far away as he can—to Daisy Hub.

In this eagerly awaited sequel to The Genius Asylum, long buried secrets arrive aboard the space station, carried by a mysterious one-eyed man who calls himself Max Karlov and claims to have been assigned there. But there are things happening on Daisy Hub that need to be kept “in the family”, and too many unanswered questions about this new crew member. Determined to unravel Karlov’s story, Townsend and his crew of maverick geniuses start digging for the truth. What they discover will shake them to their core.

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About the author

 Born and raised in Toronto, Arlene F. Marks began writing stories at the age of 6 and can't seem to stop.  Although she's been published in multiple genres, her first love has always been speculative fiction.  Her work has appeared in H.P. Lovecraft’s Magazine of Horror, Onder Magazine, and Daily Science Fiction.  Her science fantasy novel, The Accidental God, was nominated for the 2015 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. Arlene lives with her husband on Nottawasaga Bay but spends an inordinate amount of time in the Sic Transit Terra universe.

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Publisher
EDGE-Lite
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Published on
May 28, 2018
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Pages
260
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ISBN
9781770531673
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
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This book will keep you intrigued right to the finish...
... and keep you up reading much too late at night.

- "THE GENIUS ASYLUM is smart, gripping, and breakneck. I'd wait for the movie, except I don't want to wait: I want to read more!" - – Ed Greenwood creator of The Forgotten Realms

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“Exciting and suspenseful, logical and believable, with lots of wry humour tucked in here and there. ” -- Karleen Bradford, author of The Taun Trilogy and recipient of the Canadian Library Association Award for There Will be Wolves.
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The Genius Asylum
Sic Transit Terra Book 1

Earth Intelligence and Space Installation Security each think Drew Townsend is working for them. They're wrong.

Sent undercover to set up a covert intelligence operation on Earth's remotest space station, Drew Townsend finds himself managing a crew of brilliant mavericks, making friends with the most feared warriors in the galaxy, and feeling more at home in the controlled insanity of Daisy Hub than he ever did on Earth. Then he learns the truth about his mission there, and it's time to choose. In the coming interplanetary conflict, which side will Daisy Hub be on?

Like the clues of a cryptic crossword, each book set in the Sic Transit Terra universe contains a puzzle – perhaps a riddle, perhaps a maze or an anagram – and in each case, the answer to the smaller puzzle brings the reader and characters one step closer to solving a much larger and more important one.  The Genius Asylum is ‘1 Across’ – it initiates a multi-book story arc that addresses one of the great mysteries of life:  Why are we humans the way that we are?

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"I thoroughly enjoyed this Sci-Fi Brainteaser. Very well written with incredible plot twists and turns. We’ve got a very intelligent double agent as the main character and an intriguing support cast. I was thankful for the planetary history at the beginning as it was helpful in understanding the different organizations mentioned throughout the novel. The Author has a witty way of expressing viewpoints, clearly has put a lot of thought into the storyline and created edge of your seat suspense and mystery!" - Stephanie Hermanon
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The Genius Asylum is the first installment of a must-read ongoing Sci-fi adventure series!

This book will keep you intrigued right to the finish...
... and keep you up reading much too late at night.

- "THE GENIUS ASYLUM is smart, gripping, and breakneck. I'd wait for the movie, except I don't want to wait: I want to read more!" - – Ed Greenwood creator of The Forgotten Realms

--------------------------------------------
“Exciting and suspenseful, logical and believable, with lots of wry humour tucked in here and there. ” -- Karleen Bradford, author of The Taun Trilogy and recipient of the Canadian Library Association Award for There Will be Wolves.
--------------------------------------------

The Genius Asylum
Sic Transit Terra Book 1

Earth Intelligence and Space Installation Security each think Drew Townsend is working for them. They're wrong.

Sent undercover to set up a covert intelligence operation on Earth's remotest space station, Drew Townsend finds himself managing a crew of brilliant mavericks, making friends with the most feared warriors in the galaxy, and feeling more at home in the controlled insanity of Daisy Hub than he ever did on Earth. Then he learns the truth about his mission there, and it's time to choose. In the coming interplanetary conflict, which side will Daisy Hub be on?

Like the clues of a cryptic crossword, each book set in the Sic Transit Terra universe contains a puzzle – perhaps a riddle, perhaps a maze or an anagram – and in each case, the answer to the smaller puzzle brings the reader and characters one step closer to solving a much larger and more important one.  The Genius Asylum is ‘1 Across’ – it initiates a multi-book story arc that addresses one of the great mysteries of life:  Why are we humans the way that we are?

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"I thoroughly enjoyed this Sci-Fi Brainteaser. Very well written with incredible plot twists and turns. We’ve got a very intelligent double agent as the main character and an intriguing support cast. I was thankful for the planetary history at the beginning as it was helpful in understanding the different organizations mentioned throughout the novel. The Author has a witty way of expressing viewpoints, clearly has put a lot of thought into the storyline and created edge of your seat suspense and mystery!" - Stephanie Hermanon
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The Genius Asylum is the first installment of a must-read ongoing Sci-fi adventure series!

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