Earth Escape “…this is dystopian sci-fi at its best. Highly recommended.”

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By 2023, the super powers in our world, headed by narcissistic leaders, have coalesced most of the global power into three geopolitical zones, and this division of power and mutual opposition, along with the continuing devastation of Earth’s ecological balance, is heading the planet for an inevitable fate. A group of visionaries, scientists and engineers, seeing the obvious disaster looming ahead, launches the most challenging mission ever undertaken by humanity – to reach and colonize a new world in the hopes of giving mankind a unified vision, a new dream to hold onto and not self-destruction.

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As Earth edges toward the ultimate nuclear showdown, Jim Tale and his Ai companion, CASS, streak toward Earth II, light years away. Tale, a rebellious-minded man and misfit, encounters and goes up against unbelievable, seemingly impossible odds, as he fights to make the dream a reality for all humanity.

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He is not only driven by his mission, but by haunting and nightly visitations of the one woman he loved and lost, and an obsession to find the answers that explain existence and the Universe. EARTH ESCAPE is both a dystopian eye-opener about the path of our world if not altered, and a philosophical sci-fi thriller that will stretch your mind.

 

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EARTH ESCAPE “I absolutely loved this book…”

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“I absolutely loved this book, a sort of mix between red dwarf and star trek.  I found the chats between Jim and Prima quite technical but in no way did that detract from my enjoyment of the book.  I can’t wait for the sequel”. Ali S. (UK)

EARTH ESCAPE is a philosophical sci-fi thriller – taking the reader not only on a thrill ride and space odyssey, but an exploratory trek to the far ends of the Universe in search of the truth about WHO we we are, WHY we are here and HOW the Universe came about. EARTH ESCAPE challenges all the paradigms – the Big Bang, Divine theory and Evolution. Follow Captain Jim Tale and his Ai companion, CASS, as they endure near-death escapes, encounters with new races of beings, man-eating raptors, and finally, Prima!

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EARTH ESCAPE poses the big questions – Was it God, the Big Bang or was it Devolution?

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EARTH ESCAPE, released in September 2016, although a fiction novel, which is only to say that the technological advancements depicted in this story are still on the drawing board, but not far from becoming reality, is so much more than what it appears to be. While it is classifiable as a scifi thriller, it is weaved with a contemporary thread about our current world and the geopolitical and environmental factors and threats which we face today, which will make the reader feel as if this very scenario could be happening.

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It is also a philosophical thriller, because the main character, and his Ai (Artificial Intelligence) companion, in the course of their urgent mission to find a new planet to colonize as home for mankind, are also in search of the answers to existence. How was the Universe created and how did we come about – and moreover, and more importantly, who are we?

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Was it the Big Bang, was it God, or maybe there is another explanation, one which defies reality to such an extent that few, if any, speak of it. Jim Tale, the captain of the star ship Evolution, wants answers. Rock-solid answers to existence. In their search, they encounter amazing and thrilling new horizons, alien races and more, and all the while the puzzle begins to unravel.

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This epic space journey will not only entertain the reader but it opens up doors to fascinating and intriguing concepts which challenge the accepted theories of modern day mediocrity.

“This author has the most inventive imagination ever put into words. I am hooked on his books, as different as can be from each other, like an addict seeking a fix! Once again i will say that i do not read Sci-Fi, not into TREK or such shows….but Real Laplaine wrote EARTH ESCAPE, so of course i jumped at the chance. Others have told the plot outline so i will refrain, but i will say that he makes the futuristic quite realistic…..quite believable. And his characters, in this case, Jim Tale, are as ‘REAL’ as you and I.”  Linda M.E.

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 “An intriguing novel set in the near future with a great deal of reverence to our current world. The story takes you on an interstellar journey searching for a new world for the human race to inhabit as ours is on the verge of destruction. The main character exudes the persona of a street smart guy with unyielding courage enabling him to persevere in mentally taxing, as well as perilous situations. Ingrained in him is also an introspective quality that keeps him searching for answers in regards to life, creation, and purpose that have existed since the beginning of time which seem to be a constant quarry throughout the universe.” Albert H.

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EARTH ESCAPE book review by Red City Review

 

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FOUR STAR REVIEW by Red City Review
“A fast-paced science-fiction novel that intertwines elements of suspense, romance, while tackling some of life’s biggest questions, Earth Escape: Odyssey to the Edge of the Universe by Real Laplaine is an engaging, thought-provoking read. We follow our protagonist, Jim Tale, as he embarks on a three-decade long journey into outer space, as the captain of the interstellar ship, the Evolution. Earth’s resources are dwindling, and chaos abounds across the planet, thus the need to search for a new world to colonize. Jim is tasked with finding a sister-planet to Earth some 1,400 light years away, where humanity can start anew. Constantly haunted by his wife’s death, Jim has to deal with nightmares while asleep, and awake, when he receives news that Earth is on the brink of a nuclear holocaust. His companion, the extremely advanced android, CASS, continuously challenges his beliefs, all while guiding the ship toward its hopeful salvation. While pondering how life came to be, Jim is confronted with an abundance of threats and surprises, including dangerous missions, thrilling space-walks, and encounters with extraterrestrial life.

earth-escape-coverThis high-stakes story takes place in the not-too-distant future, where Earth is a mess, and astronauts and space explorers are given the seemingly impossible task of finding a new planet that mankind can call home. The writing is quick, imaginative, and inventive. Jim Tale is a strong lead character, who is multifaceted and relatable, as he seems like a somewhat ordinary guy who just so happened to land in the position of commanding a spaceship on one of the most important missions ever undertaken. There is a great deal of dialogue in the novel, so a lot of the information and experiences are told through the voices of the main characters, which at times can be enjoyable, but also can somewhat overwhelm during certain scenes. The author is great at world-building, we just wish there was more time spent describing the complex and intriguing settings that keep these voices ingrained in reality, albeit a very sleek, futuristic one, where danger seemingly lurks at every turn.”

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EARTH ESCAPE – Who wins, man or the bomb?

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Jim Tale blasts off on a twenty-seven year journey as the Captain of the interstellar spaceship the Evolution; his mission is to colonize a sister-planet to Earth some 1400 light years away. When he wakes up from hyper-sleep he finds himself facing more challenges than he could ever have imagined. Jim is constantly haunted by nightmares and visions of his wife’s death. By day his world is shaken as news reaches him of imminent nuclear war back on Earth. And all the while, his beautiful companion, the most advanced artificial intelligence ever created, and the ship’s mind, CASS, relentlessly challenges him to face up to both his fears and his greatest passion – to discover the truth about existence. Questions which have plagued him his whole life are now hammering his skull – demanding reconciliation. How was the Universe created?

11Who are we and how did we come about? Was it the Big Bang? Was it God? Or is there another explanation? Jim and CASS engage many philosophical talks as they probe for answers and as doors open up to them during this epic space odyssey, one where he faces the reality that man is not the only intelligence in the Universe, and where life-and-death scenarios, thrilling space-walks, confrontations with carnivorous raptors, and alien encounters convince him that answers must exist – somewhere.

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In the end, the real question which threads through the whole story is whether or not he will discover the truth about life and existence or whether Jim Tale, the most famous space explorer of his time, will simply fade into oblivion. And that is when he meets Prima.

 

earth-escape-cover “This is a wonderful piece of speculative fiction, inspired by the Masters of the genre – Asimov, Clarke and Heinlein. Real Laplaine brings us on an interstellar mission at faster than light speed… The urgency of the situation is palpable… Instantly likeable and relatable characters in transition to a new home for humanity transcend their mission parameters… Each new turn leads further out to the edge of the Universe and deeper into the unravelling mystery of existence. Exciting and intelligent, this is a really fun read and much more… I felt as though this book was written especially for me – It fits my personality. It’s an imaginative, philosophical conversation touching on some of the most relevant issues of our times. There’s so much more I could say about the parallels Laplaine has layered into Earth Escape but I will not spoil it for you – Discover them on your own… Enjoy !”  Daniel D. (Canada)

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EARTH ESCAPE “Absolutely wonderful read…”

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“Absolutely wonderful read. I HIGHLY recommend it.”

Intriguing. Captivating. Enlightening. Fascinating. What a trip!!! I bet you have never read something this fantastic and at the same time so disturbingly real. I finished it 2 days ago and have not yet recovered from the trip of a lifetime (or many!) You have to read it. Today. You’ll be glad you did.”   Ana Danel

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