Return to Earth

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The lucky ones who managed to escape to the moon could only watch helplessly as the rogue planet Lycos slammed into Earth. As fate would have it, they were the future of humankind, with visions of rebuilding the human race on Europa, a distant moon of Jupiter.

But in an attempt to mold this new world in his own image, the psychotic moon base leader, Soren, commandeers the ship for his select few and abandons those who might resist his unique vision of their future - condemning them to certain death.

Left behind on the moon with a handful of desperate survivors and dwindling resources, Tess Robinson, a rising star in NASA with a troubled past, is thrust into a position where she must make peace with her ghosts if they are to survive.

Now, in a frantic race against time and unimaginable odds, they must return to the broken earth if they hope to make the journey to Europa; but they must survive not only the final destructive forces unleashed on the planet, but the barbaric survivors they left behind.

Keywords: Earth, Meteor, Moon, Shuttles, Space, Jupiter, Europa, Earthquakes, Orion, Cassiopeia

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About the author

Dennis Calloway is a native of Detroit, Michigan with deep roots in Philadelphia, Mississippi. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York and he spends his free time practicing karate, swimming, and writing. "Return To Earth" is his first novel and was born out of his intense interest in space exploration. He is married to Marcia (MJ) and has two daughters, Mariel and Nia. He and Marcia currently live in Houston, Texas.

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First Edition Design Pub.
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Published on
Feb 19, 2015
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Pages
353
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ISBN
9781622878130
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
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