by Stephen J. Schrader

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    "After finishing Stephen's 
     debut novel, you'll be left 
     wondering when the sequel's
     coming out!"


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ÖA massive explosion ripped the bulkhead hatch apart. Flaming shards of jagged debris tore across the control room.

The guard rushing towards the dais was torn apart by shrapnel. His tattered torso slammed into the Praetor knocking her to the deck, stunned.

Technicians that were still up leapt towards the weapons arranged neatly in their racks.

The racks were next to the door.

Acintic bolts ripped the smoking haze that filled the room. Shadowy forms sprang through the shattered bulkhead ...

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A crack team of explorers find themselves, in the words of one their number, "stark naked, in the dark, and totally clueless." Buried deep beneath an Earth shattered by war, devastated by disease, and ravaged by alien monsters.

The remnants of the team make their way to the surface, where they find that the familiar vistas of their home world have been replaced by howling wilderness, and creature-stalked ruins.

Making use of their full arsenal of low cunning, courage and sheer chutzpah, they survive. They soon discover Alien invaders continue their slow, inexorable conquest of the planet. And that remnants of humanity continue to be locked in a struggle between the half-human "Abataurum" overlords and the scattered descendants of Earth's military.

Eventually making contact with the resistance, they find that the old rules and struggles of love and honor, mendacity and treachery, still apply.

Finally, having earned a bloody place among the veterans, they launch a strike against the overlords and their minions, teaching them the true meaning of modern war.


From A Review

Well done and believable debut sci-fi novel.

If you like aliens, dialog and action, you'll enjoy this unique story about a possible future. Maybe you'll even learn a thing or two about surviving an alien invasion...

A great read and a lot of fun. Recommended.


From The Author

I'm a 40+ year-old former Army Counterintelligence Agent. While I did include many experiences and insights in my work, I had to settle for writing a Science Fiction Adventure. Anything else might have led to the inadvertent disclosure of classified information.

However, I will let you know that my analysis of first-time writers indicated that CONTROVERSY is a primary factor in the success of a first-time work. Well, let's just say that I did include verifiably UNCLASSIFIED material, which should raise some eyebrows.

Stephen J. Schrader


Other Tales By Stephen

The Final Revelation - Book 3 of the AntiChristo Trilogy begins. The "end of the world" is over, and the new world begins as the Antichrist, his conquest of the world of man complete, only needs to consummate his deal with Satan and storm Paradise itself. Heís already picked the mother of his sacrifice and no power on earth can deny him. (Book 3 of the AntiChristo Trilogy) more...

The Third Temple - The most evil story ever told, the AntiChristo Trilogy continues. The lucky ones died in the cataclysm that ended manís world. Now shock and horror pile on top of disaster with trip-hammer force decimating whatís left of humanity and ravaging the planet. Until the Antichrist, leading all the legions of Hell, rides in to save the human race from the vengeance of an angry and merciless God. (Book 2 of the AntiChristo Trilogy) more...

Sh*t Magnet - Author, Tanker, Soldier...Spy. The life and career of a Spy for the U.S. Army. The author describes a life where the rewards to be earned are as astounding as the price to be paid is devastating. This autobiography reflects the changing world and the United States in the closing decades of the Twentieth Century. more...

The First Seal - Three thousand years ago, God told Daniel, "Hide these words and put a seal on the book until the end of days." Today, Dr. Tamarah Frenmen has broken the seal and revealed the shocking secrets that lie within the Bible itself. And, the most horrific is that the Antichrist is real. He's an inhuman monster born of science that is ready, willing, and able to storm the gates of Heaven itself. And, by breaking the seal, Dr. Frenmen has just told him how to do it. (Book 1 of the AntiChristo Trilogy) more...

Tartarus - In blood, sand, and hellfire, Captain Jacob Brinn takes you from the world of today into a strange and alien world: a world where legend becomes fact; myth becomes history; and the secrets of the universe are laid bare. (Book 3 of the Argosy Trilogy) more...

Ajax - Genius Captain Jacob Brinn continues his crusade to bring humanity the wonders of tomorrow, today. But, Ajax's attack on an American nuclear reactor derails even the Captainís plan. Prepare for an unimaginable battle of intellects, with the fate of the world at stake. A battle where the army of the mightiest nation on earth is nothing more than a helpless victim. (Book 2 of the Argosy Trilogy) more...

Paradigm Lost - Investigating the miraculous rescue of an American shuttle craft crew, two American reporters are drawn into mankindís greatest adventure. Captain Jacob Brinn, the master of the fabulous research vessel Argo is offering the human race the wonders of tomorrow, today. The only catch...the world of tomorrow cannot come to be while the world of today continues to exist. And so, the battle lines are drawn. On one side is the genius of Captain Brinn; on the other is the military might of the entire world. From the bottom of the ocean to the surface of the moon, the world will learn that there is no stopping the Captain, and no stopping the Argo. (Book 1 of the Argosy Trilogy) more...

Virus - Two powerful alien forces, the sadistic half-human Brotherhood and the savage Hivers, are determined to destroy all human life on Earth. All that stands between them and the achievement of their goal are the old Earth team and their Raider allies. Enemy actions force the Earth team to deploy on an emergency reconnaissance mission. When all is lost, and only one option remains, they seize it. They launch a desperate near-suicidal assault at the very heart of their vastly superior enemy. more...


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