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Washington DC Area Author Receives Honorable Mention in 2011 Hollywood Book Festival Contest
Malcolm Dylan Petteway, Washington DC area science fiction author, is a recepient of the 2001 Hollywood Book Festival Honorable Mention for his Homecoming, Osguards: Guardians of teh Universe Novel.
Petteway’s writing style has been compared to Julian May’s stories of the Remillard Family in her Pliocene Exile stories and the Galactic Milieu Trilogy. Homecoming is part of a four book military science fiction series; written in the same fashion as Star Trek, Star Wars and Star Gate books.
For centuries the planets of Kulusk and Chaktun have battled in the heavens above Earth. In 1860, twin Chaktun princesses, Laurona and Nausona Osguard, fled to Earth and were beaten and raped as slaves in the United States' antebellum south. Unbeknownst to the people of the 21st century Earth, their descendants, the Osguards now govern a universal peacekeeping organization called the Universal Science, Security and Trade Association of Planets -- USSTAP. The First Osguard, Michael Genesis leads the Osguards in protecting the 60 known galaxies of the universe from Kulusk tyranny. Now Earth has become an unwitting pawn in the Kulusk Empire's thirst for revenge against the people of Chaktun, forcing Michael to prepare USSTAP, for the first time, to go on the offensive and wage an all out universal war. If he is successful, many people will die, and if he is not, Earth will be destroyed.
Osguards: Guardians of the Universe is a gripping ride through time and space detailing the horrors of antebellum south, the strife of the post reconstruction era, the grit of U.S. urban life at the turn of the century and ultimately the terror of an escalating war played out in the heavens above present day unsuspecting Earth—all surrounded by complex military and political stratagems for power. Osguards is a detailed space odyssey, framed in American History, peppered with intrigue, filled with adventure and coated with technical wizardry. Check out Revelations, Armageddon and Revenge too!
The awards ceremony will be held on July 22 at the Roosevelt Hotel. The ceremony will be followed the next day by the Hollywood Book Festival outdoor event at Space15Twenty, a mall located at 1520 North Cahuenga Boulevard in Hollywood.
To learn more about Osguards: Guardians of the Universe visit http://www.osguards.com.
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