During the early 1990s, an Austrian Egyptologist found a hidden doorway beneath the Step Pyramid Complex at Sakkara. Little did he realize that he had discovered not only one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of Egyptology, but also an alien artifact that was meant to be shared with all mankind. And Egyptologist and temporal field agent Joseph Richards knows who gave it to us.
FICTION / Science Fiction / Hard Science Fiction
Egyptologist Joseph Richards stumbled across something that simply set his mind ablaze. His hypothesis was so contrary that if it became public his banishment from the academic world would be assured. Simultaneously, highly classified evidence lent credence to Richard’s position, which ultimately allowed him and his partner Gregorieva to venture back farther in time than any had ever attempted before – all in search of a man named Ptah.
On July 15, 1359 BC a distress call was transmitted into deep space… On Christmas Eve 310 AD, relatively speaking, the distress call was received and a salvage crew dispatched… On March 24, 1965 an anomaly was first detected by the Ranger IX spacecraft and was subsequently confirmed by the Orbiter I and III platforms… On November 11, 1969 the anomaly was recovered by NASA’s Apollo XII crew...
Not until the evidence was uncovered by tomb robbers in the 1870s would we have ever known. Then with the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb in the 1920s, even more hints beckoned readily at hand. But as with so many things in life, critical clues often go unnoticed until science, accident, and intrigue collide. That collision was initiated by a Polish archaeologist who received permission to collect DNA samples from a group of royal mummies at the Cairo National Museum in 1973.
A starship first mate stands alone between a vicious gang of thieves and their goal, a fabled and wealthy religious colony.
PASSENGER GUIDE: The environment aboard a hyperspace craft is quite safe as long as you are careful. The management reminds you that the speed of light on board this craft is ten meters per second, or about 30 million times slower than what you are used to. This means you will frequently encounter relativistic effects and optical illusions...
"The list of science fiction authors who play the game the hard way by sticking to the rules of science is all too short. Now to that group which includes Clarke, Niven, Asimov, Bear, and Clement should be added the name of John E. Stith." – Dan Simmons
One fabulously wealthy colony. One hyperspace craft. One team of ruthless hijackers. One loner in their way. Do the math.