A supra-natural, hard sci-fi technothriller. If you love intergalactic intrigue and paradigm-shifting ideas, the Deplosion series is for you. (Book descriptions below).
What people are saying about The Reality Thief
(5 stars) This is a great debut novel by a new author. I quit reading a lot of sci-fi because they all seemed to be either military oriented or more of what I would term fantasy. The Reality Thief is a throwback to some of the classics of the past — think Heinlein or Azimov. I’ll definitely be interested in purchasing and reading the rest of the Deplosion series. – Amazon reviewer.
(5 stars) A provocative, fun ride! The best science fiction expands your thinking about how the world does (and could) work. Imagination anchored in a real understanding of scientific principles and what might be, a few (or many) years down the line. I found the Reality Thief to be an engaging read, with elements that made me think of sci-fi authors like Neal Stephenson, Isaac Asimov, and Robert Heinlein. Paul Anlee’s professional training as a scientist is evident—the disciplines he draws on are cutting edge, thoroughly thought through, and very believable. Anlee ties a tightly wound story around a philosophical core that will make you think deeply about the nature of life and the universe. I’m looking forward to book 2. Highly recommended! – Amazon reviewer.
(5 stars) This is no mere science fiction book. Paul Anlee does not shy away from tackling the very largest subjects possible, from the existence of God, the passage of countless billions of years, the size of the cosmos, the Big Bang – and better still what existed before the Big Bang – and the potential for the creation of alternate universes with their own unique natural laws. The reader can relate easily to the characters, the dialogue, their reactions to events around them and, without being a scientist, the science. This is an exciting page-turner that easily weaves together all of the elements above together with battles between fundamentalist angels, scholarly intrigue, the break-up of America and the collapse of money. You can’t and won’t want to put this book down. – Goodreads reviewer.
The Reality Thief (Deplosion: Book One) -now available on Amazon
Darian Leigh was an accident, a brilliant accident with a lattice-augmented brain. The worlds of science and religion are set ablaze when he invents the Reality Assertion Field generator, a device that can alter the basic laws of nature. Outraged by Darian’s claim of god-like powers, the politically ambitious leader of Yeshua’s True Guard Church will stop at nothing to steal the RAF device for the glory of God and the New Confederacy. Will Darian’s invention be a gift to the world, or will the irresistible allure of the machine’s ability to alter the fabric of reality lead to resentment, betrayal, and murder? The struggle will rage for eons…
In a far future shaped by His exclusive control of the RAF device, Alum—the self-appointed Living God—prepares to unleash His newest scheme on an unsuspecting Realm. The Divine Plan: to collapse all of creation so He can remake it in His personal image of heaven. When a Cybrid rebel and an enigmatic traveler from beyond the edge of the universe stumble onto Alum’s plan they join forces to oppose His will. What would you be willing to sacrifice to ensure the survival of the universe? What if it meant giving up paradise?
(approx. 120,000 words)
The Reality Incursion (Deplosion: Book Two) – coming June 2017
When a mysterious anomaly threatens the destruction of Earth, who will save humanity? Greg and Kathy rush to complete the asteroid habitats before the Eater grows beyond its containment. Is Reverend LaMontagne’s help genuine, or does he have other motives for cooperating?
The Cybrid revolt in the far future set back Alum’s Divine Plan. Now the Cybrids have their own troubles, trying to figure out how to save the inworld while dodging The Living God’s assassins. Will they escape before his deadly attack traces their avatar personas back to their trueselves?
Darak and Brother Stralasi are pushing toward Origin to prevent Alum from remaking the universe in His own image of Heaven. Little do they know a Wing of ten thousand Angels lies in wait.
Overview of the four-book Deplosion Series
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This is a story about the nature of reality and the power that comes with ultimate knowledge of the laws of nature. Does absolute authority carry a responsibility that can be borne by one being? Is a secure and predictable universe the birthright of humanity or are we doomed to uncertainty and adventure ?
From a time before the Big Bang to a future when humans and their intelligent machines have spread to thousands of galaxies, this epic tale tells of the struggle to determine the ultimate destiny of the universe.
For lovers of high-tech speculative fiction, with a deep respect for the scientific and philosophical issues of our age, the four-part Deplosion series transports you beyond the superficial.