Alternative Beginning by Peter J Shave

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"The Planet Deorl had exploded; although the event was both predicted and expected, the timing was not.
The final actions of politicians dictated that a fortunate few escaped.
A small craft which survived the Planet’s destruction is limping through space; instruments severely damaged and fuel almost expended. The optimism and faith of its captain are also practically exhausted; the appearance of two planets presents an unexpected choice.
A decision is made and they crash land on the first planet which initially appears to offer salvation and the opportunity to establish a colony.
An introduction to the group of survivors and a number of highly personal situations, although outside of contemporary experience, contains sufficient familiarity to place the reader in situ and to perhaps question their own faith and morality.  "

About Peter J Shave

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  Alternative Beginning is Peter’s first novel. Although commenced in 1979, a successful career in investment banking left little time or energy for writing.   Fresh creative inspiration was provided by his daughter Lara, who during her time as an English and Creative Studies student at Portsmouth University, was successful in having two original plays produced.   Peter acknowledges that certain aspects of the subject matter may be regarded as offensive to some; his use and questioning of the bible may be regarded as anti-religion, the opposite is true.   He recognises the design and creation of our world as something deliberate and beautiful but despairs at the divisions and tensions that devalue modern existence and lower the potential quality of life that was bequeathed to us all.   Peter was born in Essex and continues to live on the Essex / Suffolk border.   He was educated at Lambourne County Primary School in Abridge and Ongar Secondary Modern School, both in Essex. He continues to study at the University of Life.
Published December 7, 2005 by AuthorHouse. 308 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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