Author Steve Alten's The Omega Project Asks: What Comes AFTER the Human Race?
The Omega Project, a new novel from Steve Alten, is now available from Forge Books, and in case you missed hearing about it, we have a trailer to share along with more info on the apocalyptic thriller.
The Omega Project is based on a very real threat to our planet in 2028. Hang out at any office water cooler around the world, and you’ll likely hear talk of sustainable living and the fossil fuel industry’s effect on Earth. The dangers of energy depletion represent a real threat… if not today, then in our future.
In the opening of his long-awaited new release, NY Times bestselling author Steve Alten (Meg, The Lock, Phobos) dares to imagine the world after oil reserves run dry. But that’s only the beginning…
Check out the trailer and synopsis below, and note that a portion of the proceeds from book sales will help fund the first human trials for a potential cure for solid tumor cancers using cancer-killing cells called granulocytes. Readers can donate directly to the cause at ZapCancer.org and learn more about the author at SteveAlten.com.
The Omega Project is an energy future based on cold fusion, managed by a high-tech “thinking” computer named GOLEM, designed to “preserve and protect the human race” by overseeing mining operations on the moon. When GOLEM inexplicably determines that the mission will take place on Europa, Jupiter’s ocean moon, the artificial intelligence selects six men and six women to make the journey – but the computer is hiding its true objective...
GOLEM’s creator, Robert “Ike” Eisenbraun, is assigned to join the Omega crew on a training mission in an underwater habitat beneath the Antarctic Ocean to determine if the computer has gone rogue. The mission requires the Omega crew – and Ike – to be cryogenically frozen for 30 days.
Ike awakens, only everything has changed. The ice is gone – and so is humanity; evolution has run amok. Alten’s extensive research into a post-human Earth is fascinating, but the reader must wait until the very last page to know whether Ike is dreaming or a cataclysm occurred while he was asleep – and 12 million years have passed!
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