Certainly I'm pleased with the early feedback:
A gamma-ray burst—the deadly beam of radiation spawned seven thousand years earlier in the death throes of doomed neutron stars—is about to wipe the Solar System clean of all life. Only the Clermont’s prototype long-range drive might carry anyone, and any of humanity’s legacy, to safety before that extinction.
And then what? Where beyond the Solar System is safe? What if the price of survival is to become less ... human?
|You'll want to be somewhere else ...|
— Gregory Benford, coauthor of Bowl of Heaven
"Gripping. Impossible to put down."
— Jack McDevitt, author of The Devil's Eye
"Dark Secret is a unique tale of catastrophe and survival on multiple levels, gripping and harrowing yet ultimately inspiring. Lerner shows what it might really be like to be forced from an out-of-control frying pan into a far worse fire, and how humanity might endure even if what the refugees bring with them is worse than what they find."
— Stanley Schmidt, author of Argonaut
|The Dark (one of 'em, anyway) of Dark Secret|
— Robert J. Sawyer, author of Quantum Night
"With Dark Secret Lerner has crafted a compelling tale of survival of the human race following the cataclysmic destruction of Earth. The story turns on the conflicts of personality, politics, conflicting theories of governance, and the nurture/nature conundrum and ends with an amazing and satisfying conclusion.
"Lerner handles his tale of power and relationships, friendship and loss, with sensitivity, bringing each principal character and their motivations to light while telling an entertaining story. A must read."
— Bud Sparhawk, author of Vixen
Curious? Intrigued? Check out the book on Amazon, or head straight to the Kindle sample.
(Not feeling Amazonian? Other e-tailers -- more of 'em daily -- offer Dark Secret in print and/or additional ereader formats. And any brick-and-mortar bookseller will happily order copies of the print edition ... )
Edward M. Lerner
published by Phoenix Pick