This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: In my America, surfing is a deadly sport, where players ride jet-powered boards while battling mechanized seamonsters. Muscled women are the most rare and beautiful of them all. And science is the foundation on which everything is built. "If this land hadn't been here when my ancestors had lost everything. Have you ever wondered.? Have you ever wondered what it would be like if America wasn't here?" Nicole shrugged. She fanned her hand out to the fog. "All of this--that stuff out there--would be Seas as far as the eye could see. There would be this great gulf between Canada and Mexico. There would be some dispute over who owned that new water, I'm sure. Maybe even conspiracy, murder, and war over it." "There would be piracy on the high Seas again," I said with a smile. "Piracy!" She obviously thought it was ludicrous. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: SALOMON SLACKWATER hates his name - it's a cross between Solomon the wise king and salmon the friggin fish. He also hates the fact that everyone expects him to marry his Muse, a muscled girl that shows up in his life right when he thought she might. And most of all he hates living in the shadows, in secret. For all of these reasons and so much more, Nathaniel, as he likes to be called, thank you kindly, is quite different from his sort, who are already quite different to begin with. They are incredibly intelligent (taking credit for some of the most awesome inventions of all time), very good swimmers (able to swim around the world without stopping), and they only fancy one type of woman (who are meant to inspire them to greatness). When the country faces a really bizarro apocalyptic event, Nathaniel is forced to use what intelligence he has to stop it. But that would mean joining forces with the girl of his nightmares.
From the Author:
TALKING TO MYSELF: A CONVERSATION WITH THE AUTHOR
Q: Who is your favorite author?
A: That's easy. I am! Come on, gimme a harder question! No, really, I actually do have a couple who I like. James Patterson and Alexander McCall Smith. Because they dare to write different. They're both pasty, deathly pale, pigment-challenged guys who had the nerve, the gall, the chutzpah, to create heroes who were their opposite. In a word: Black. They're brave writers. I like writers like that, writers who are uncompromising... In my opinion, it makes for a better book.
Q: What was your inspiration for your hero, Salomon Slackwater?
A: You mean Salomon Nathaniel Slackwater! But, yeah, my heroes come from real life people. I was watching a news broadcast on ABC, I believe, and Diane Sawyer, I think, was telling us about a twelve-year-old girl who rescued a twelve-year-old boy from drowning in the Ocean. I wondered what made the boy so special that he could survive underwater for nearly twenty minutes... and I wondered what made the girl so brave that she would rush into the water to save him! That boy, Charles Ostrander, became Salomon Slackwater, and that girl, Nicole Kissel, became Blueah Dauber: an Atlantean and a Muse, respectively. Salomon is a descendant of immigrants from the lost island country of Atlantis and Blueah is a Muse from a long line of Muses who inspire the Atlanteans to great heights. Q: So you've done it! After blood, sweat and tears, you've written your first book. Where do you see your writing going? A: There are plenty of writers out there, and many who've passed, who have only ever written one book. And they have had different reasons for doing so. I'm not saying that's where I'm headed, but I've decided that I'm not going to kill myself trying to get my next book out there. I wrote a story that I thought people needed to read and I published it and now I can relax a little and commit myself a bit to my day job. There is the idea of another book and I'm writing it right now. It's called Salomon Slackwater and the Battle for Neptune. But I have to take it slow and steady, as the saying goes, because it has to be as good as the first, better than even, bigger. I'm always thinking of new ways to make my stories bigger, especially when I'm sitting at my desk, much to my boss's displeasure. But she doesn't understand: I'll always be a writer and that's the curse of it. And that's why so many people daydream: because no one is really their day job. Not one hundred percent. Q: So you got your inspiration from a couple of famous kids! When do you think you'll become famous?
A: Oh, I'm just happy to be getting a chance to get my stories out there. Salomon Slackwater is a labor of love and I thank Amazon (and God, and Mother Nature, and the Universe!) for this opportunity. I don't wanna be famous. Heck, I don't wanna be rich. I just wanna make a living doing what I love. Who doesn't want that? Q: Why did you write this book?
A: For the money! I know you're not supposed to say that, but it's true. Any author who tells you different is kinda-sorta a liar. No, seriously, we all want to make a living doing what we love, like I said. But I guess a more politically-correct answer would be this: I wanted to tell the story of a hero who was an immigrant and I just didn't see that in young adult genre fiction, definitely not in sci-fi. So I wrote it myself.
Condizione libro: Used
Descrizione libro CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 396 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.90 inches. This item is printed on demand. Codice libro della libreria zk1491089857