The Last Seminarian by RM DAmato nominated as a finalist as Foreword's 2013 Book of the Year!
Winners will be announced at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas on June 27. 2014!.
In the next two months, a panel of over 100 librarians and booksellers will determine the winners.
The Last Seminarian by RM DAmato is proudly part of the narrowed field of finalists for this prestigious award!
Don't Catch the Bug in Space! The year is 2040. Facing the threat of a viral pandemic, four friends will unite for an extraordinary reunion. Within an orbiting virtual world, the former seminarians will confront personal demons, while sharing ideas about the meaning of life, friendship, and love—including the existence of god. Can they return to Earth before the plague makes it impossible?
Overall, this novel attempts to address the “spiritual needs” of humanity and its search for purpose through supernatural dependence, borrowing from the genre of science fiction and the “coming of age” archetype.
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About the Author
RM DAmato received a B.A. from California State University, Northridge in 1982 and an M.A. from U.S.C. in 1983. He worked as an assistant editor for the Los Angeles Times but spent most of his career as a teacher in California and Florida. He is married with one daughter. Currently, he is an adjunct professor at Florida International University. His second novel, I Have Three Things to Tell You, was released in March 2014 and it will illustrate the state of the public educational system in the near future. Also, a collection of poetry, The Random Musings of a Late Baby Boomer, will be completed in 2014