Item description for Blue Shift: A Discovery Beyond Imagination, a Future Beyond Horror : Book I of a Trilogy by Howard Johnson...
Overview Using the new Gemini telescope on the island of Hawaii, astronomer Angus Thomas discovers a wayward star that threatens to destroy all life when it races past the earth in about thirty years. Discovery of this inescapable menace unleashes snowballing events that batter the former all-pro running back, his beautiful assistant, Lani Namahoe, their families, and friends. This determined group of people battle ignorance, internal enemies, and government agents as they deal with the discovery of this irresistible, unavoidable menace that man can do nothing to change or avoid. Then they face the awesome responsibility of publicly announcing the probable end of life on earth while struggling against forces that want to prevent them from doing so. Love, adventure, and intrigue heighten the anticipation of the growing threat of annihilation.
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Studio: Winepress Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 6.14" Height: 1" Weight: 1.45 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2002
Publisher WINEPRESS PUBLISHING #1453
ISBN 1579213774 ISBN13 9781579213770
Availability 0 units.
More About Howard Johnson
Richard Caddell graduated from University of Wales Cardiff in 1999 with an honours degree in Law and Spanish. In 2001 he earned an LL.M degree in Commercial Law, also from University of Wales, Cardiff, awarded with Distinction (both overall and also for the thesis). He was appointed to a lectureship in law at University of Wales, Bangor, in September 2004. Howard Johnson is Assistant Director of Centre for Medico-Legal Studies and he has worked at Cardiff University since 1976. His interests range over commercial law, the law of intellectual property and media law. He is the Administrative Editor of the Butterworths Medico-Legal Reports and an Associate Editor of Communications Law.
Howard Johnson currently resides in Leesburg, in the state of Indiana. Howard Johnson has an academic affiliation as follows - Olympic Technology Group, Redmond, WA University of Wales, Bangor, UK.
Reviews - What do customers think about Blue Shift: A Discovery Beyond Imagination, a Future Beyond Horror : Book I of a Trilogy?
Blue Shift review Jun 22, 2006
This book was an excellent read. It contained all the elements that make a book into a exciting story. The story line flowed from page to page and I did not get lost in flash backs as books are prone to do. There was mystery, intrigue, love, family, government intervention. romance. They were all there for the reader to enjoy. It was difficult to put the book down because there was always that "what is on the next page" surprise. I do recommend Blue Shift for a weekend of enjoyable reading. That is if you can read 465 pages in one weekend.
More romance/adventure/intrigue focus than science fiction. Dec 2, 2004
First off, with novels by a Christian publisher, which are billed as Christian, I like to let the people know the spiritual aspects of the novel. The novel supports evolution as if it is science fact instead of theory. This is only in a few spots, so it wasn't a large part of the story. The novel has some religious figures and influences in it, but Christianity is not much of a focus. I got the impression that anyone who looked too deeply into the Bible and prophecy for answers was viewed as too fundamental. Other religions in general get a nod here and there. One of the main characters is a woman pastor. Take all this as you will, as I post it for your information in evaluating the spiritual aspects of the book. It, of course, influenced my opinion.
This book is mainly of the action/intrigue variety with a good part romance thrown in. The science fiction aspects are definitely there, but are mainly just the linchpin around which the other aspects of the story hinge.
I found most of the writing from okay to good, and the story itself was very good up to the ending -- it left me feeling somewhat cheated, as the sci-fi aspect did not come to a resolution in my opinion. The romantic/action/intrigue aspects did though, so I didn't feel totally cheated. If you go into the book with the idea that that is the focus of the story, the ending will probably satisfy you.
Overall, I found it good in story, poor in some spiritual aspects, and okay in most others. I settled on a 3.75, between okay and closer to liking it. Therefore, I scored it a four on the stars.
Watch out - the big one is coming Nov 24, 2002
Great read. Howard Johnson is on to a great subject here. The characters are fun and the dialog is super. I read the nearly 500 pages in three days. Couldn't wait to get back to it each day. Could make a fine screenplay too.