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I am an author of both science fiction & non-fiction:

  • Science fiction that is not only designed to be fun and engaging, but scientifically accurate as well.

  • Non-fiction about human survival instinct, psychology, and our consequent human behavior.


Thank you for considering my work. I believe it to be a contribution worthy of my time, and I hope, of yours as well.

 

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The Intrepid: Dawn Of The Interstellar Age

Published by: Quicycle Books
Paperback: ISBN-13: 979-8-8465-6662-0
Hardcover: ISBN-13: 979-8-3894-5535-1

Woman astronaut named Allie Yarrow from the scifi novel The Intrepid: Dawn Of The Interstellar Age by Arnie Benn

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When crews on the first two interstellar missions confront the same confounding mystery, their dispute over what it means could alter the trajectory of the entire human race.
 
Thirty years after the last war, in a world of plentiful energy, Lunar and Mars bases, and a global federation of nations, an international crew of exceptional men and women sets out to explore the closest potentially habitable planet in the Alpha Centauri star system.

The stakes become elevated by the unexplained presence of another ship from the solar system, a ship with weapons. When the two crews interpret a perplexing find on the surface quite differently, it brings them into a conflict that threatens to lead to a nuclear showdown — with consequences more far-reaching than they could have imagined.

They may be over 4 light years from Earth, but the implications could not hit closer to home.
And they are too far away for two-way communication.

 

More than just another space saga, this wild, hard sci-fi ensemble drama (with a touch of romance) digs deep into human nature and the animal instinct that keeps us from elevating our existence. The only question left — is humanity doomed to repeat its mistakes, or are we ready to take the next crucial step?

FEATURING an extensive Glossary Of Scientific Terms.

 

The Intrepid is rich in accurate scientific detail. One example: Relativity and high-speed travel can significantly affect the timelines of travelers compared to those they left behind on Earth. Sure, go to Proxima Centauri for a few months… but you'll miss the next decade of your children’s lives on Earth. A couple more trips and they'll be older than you.

NOT just Sci-fi. This is S.T.E.M.-fi!

  • It includes concepts from subjects like physics, engineering, biology, chemistry, math, environmental science, geology, astronomy, cosmology, psychology, history, and more...

  • Fun, yet educational, for sci-fi fan and student.

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                   WINNER

                  Literary Titan Book Award (2023)

                   WINNER, GOLD MEDAL

                   FAPA President’s Book Award (2023)

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A spacecraft approaching a secret base on Jupiter's moon Ganymede in the scifi novel The Intrepid: Dawn Of The Interstellar Age by Arnie Benn
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Reviews:

Reviews

"It's hard to believe that this is Arnie Benn's first novel... The writing is vivid, and the plot drives forward with a propulsive, unstoppable momentum. Epic, page-turning stuff."   (full Amazon review)

Jesse Kellerman, New York Times bestselling author and award-winning playwright

"A great writer, a terrific storyteller, a fantastic imagination."

— Michael Levin, New York Times bestselling author

"I genuinely think this is a tour de force. Absolutely fantastic!"

— Michael Mercury, Director of Engineering, The Exploration Institute

"This book under-promises and over-delivers."

— Stephen J. Kaufman, Esq.

"Poetic, visionary, captivating… and inspiring. It has all those elements that make a novel hard to put down: conflict, high stakes, a compelling narrative… and great writing."

— Dr. Timothy Twombly

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