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Formerly titled The Peril Below this is my first science fiction adventure novel In it teens are sent to other planets to harvest resources and bring them back to the environmentally ravaged Earth It centers on Ishmael who discovers the truth about his ill fated expedition and the obsessions of the mysterious captain of his ship Ahab


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    Seventeen year old Ishmael has volunteered for a dangerous assignment a vaguely outlined stint on Cretacea where he will work with other adventurers in an untamed environment harvesting resources bound for Earth Only the dismal outlook on Earth makes this option seem appealing Stripped of its natural resources covered in a perpetual shroud and dangerously low on breathable air Earth holds few attractions for Ishmael His foster family is his only concern but his foster brother is now headed for assignment too and Ishmael hopes to earn enough money on Cretacea to pay for passage from Earth for his foster parents On Cretacea a prophetic warning from an old neighbor haunts Ishmael as he works onboard the Pequod under the command of the mad Captain Ahab who has set the ship's course to capture the Great Terrafin a deadly sea creature of near mythical proportionsFor Ishmael and his onboard companions adventures abound in this cleverly crafted homage to Moby Dick References to Moby Dick for those familiar with them are plentiful however The Beast of Cretacea is a sci fi book for the modern age despite its similarities to Melville's classic The Beast of Cretacea confronts modern issues of environmental degradation resource depletion wealth and privilege scientific possibility and of course the transcendent coming of age issue Breathtaking excitement is measured with thought provoking ideas a rich plotline and occasional flashbacks At least one great twist awaitsFor ponderers sci fi enthusiasts and adventure fans seeking a little something extra Best for ages 12 and upNoteI received two copies of this book One from LibraryThing Early Reviewers and another from the author at my request My thanks for both copies which will go to my book club membershttpshelf employedblogspotcom