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Extinction: Task Team Currently Being Edited

I’ve been extremely fortunate.

One of my readers has volunteered to edit Extinction: Task Team.

Its a long slow process but we are about one third of the way through the book.

I have been updating the published version of the book periodically (one of the benefits of electronic publishing).

If anyone who has previously bought a book would like an updated version, please email me at info[at]extinction.co.za. Just give me some evidence you already have the book and I’ll replace it with the latest version. I’ll also send you the other updates as they become available.

Revised Copy Text

After reading more about the importance of Copy Text (the blurb on the back of the book that gives you a hint about what the book is about), I decided to revise the existing version.

Frank Anderson is an ordinary engineer who receives a call in the middle of the night from a stranger.

It seems that he has been hand picked to lead a response team in a desperate last ditch attempt to avert a pending global disaster of the largest magnitude. But he has never done anything like that before? And the project is so secret, they can’t tell him why he was selected, nor what it is he has to do.

His response to that call starts a fast paced sequence of events in which the stakes just keep getting higher, along with the danger!

His small team of diverse individuals needs to perform a crucial task that might be the only thing that prevents the extinction of mankind. But before they can even begin, they will need to redefine the laws of physics.

What do you think?

EDIT:  After some feedback from knowledgeable people, I tried again:

Frank Anderson is just an ordinary mechanical engineer specialising in renewable energy systems.

But after a strange midnight call requesting his presence urgently in Europe, he finds that the very future of mankind is at stake—and time has almost run out.

He is asked to attempt something that has never been done before. It’s a desperate last ditch mission to avert complete disaster. Nobody is really sure if it’s even survivable. And Frank’s small team of diverse individuals will be far from any outside help. They must do, or die, alone.

Latest version:

Frank Anderson is an ordinary mechanical engineer. Or so he thinks. But after a strange midnight call requesting his presence urgently in Europe, he finds that mankind is facing the imminent possibility of extinction—and time has almost run out. They are asking him to attempt something that has never been done before. It’s a desperate last ditch mission to avert complete disaster. Nobody is sure if it’s even survivable.

And Frank’s small team of diverse individuals will be far from any outside help. They must door diealone. They will be in a very alien environment; completely dependent on each other. But can they trust each other? And how will those different individuals react when their own survival becomes threatened?

Initial Cover Art

First draft cover art is out!  What do you think?

Initially I had a black background but decided that was too harsh, so opted for a grey back ground instead.

Feedback from readers was that the grey was too drab so I tried dark blue, which seems better.

This one below is the latest.

Hopefully we can settle on this one now and move forward.

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