The Stellar Phoenix is a most believable scenario in a time not so very far from now.
The three greatest impediments to space travel –distance, gravity, and radiation– are overcome by the works of a more-than-brilliant physicist, who designs a revolutionary space ship. A true flying saucer, the Stellar Explorer is capable of enormous speeds and safety. Launched in 2019, the Stellar Explorer and its seven member, highly-intelligent, highly-trained crew settle down to the routines of space travel and their two year maiden voyage mission of mapping the Milky Way Galaxy.
All was normal and according to schedule until a cascade of events disrupts the mission: the unexpected erosion of morale, an inexplicable hull breach, and the subsequent deaths of crew members; betrayal, abandonment, survival and ingenuity amidst an unearthly rescue.
After spending twenty-five years as an ER doctor and serving as a physician in the United States Army, Shows is now a part-time doctor and a full-time author. His novel, ‘A Sentence of Death’: Words That Killed A President (Ecanus Publishing 2012), exposes secrets of the Kennedy assassination. A forever student of history and military history, he has researched the Kennedy assassination for over three decades. He has published numerous short stories as well. Besides his medical background, Shows has several degrees in mathematics and physics. He lives in Madison, Mississippi. www.robertmshows.com Represented by Loiacono Literary Agency www.loiaconoliteraryagency.com Published by FW Fife www.fwfife.com (tentative release 2015)