The Salt Of Tranquility by Gery Sidney Cottam

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Tyler West is a mineral salts miner who was enclosed in a capsule deep beneath the moon's surface. He was awakened from sub-lunar hibernation to find he may have slept for as long as 9,000 years. Upon his return to the unoccupied Moon Station Armstrong, he found himself alone, and void of communications with earth. Tyler views an account prepared by Lemuel Peterson, the last known man alive. He recounts the amazing Antaeus suit, space piracy, wars, and global nuclear devastation of his home planet. The recorded message takes Tyler and the reader on a journey filled with conflict between good and evil, scientific miracles, personal relationships, nature's balance, and the fate of mankind. Tyler desperately tries to retrieve the other hibernating miners, still trapped beneath the moon's surface. Fates of the miners, the world, and of mankind remain uncertain.

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Sid and Beth Cottam shared life, four wonderful children, and family adventures in Southern Utah. Sid graduated from Dixie College and worked in steel fabrication for over two decades. He was an excellent orator, loved reading, and was a life-long learner. During the last year of his life, he created thirty three original steel art pieces. He was a remarkable teacher and story teller. As the primary author, Sid combined his love for science, history, space exploration, and science fiction. He used his experiences from Special Forces in the Army National Guard to influence the story's war themes and subject content. His knowledge of steel fabrication design and art work helped him to conceptualize structural aspects of the moon station featured in this book. Beth graduated from Southern Utah State College experiencing thirty-four years in social work, gerontology, and community planning. However, her favorite roles have been wife and mother. She enjoys creating stories, object lessons, and poems for training activities. Sid began the collaboration of this work with his wife, one year before his sudden death. Together they shared hundreds of hours, enjoying creative thinking and brainstorming. Many years later, after her retirement, Beth was able to fulfill the commitment she made to develop and complete, "The Salt of Tranquility." Beth drew upon aspects of the couple's close relationship with family and with the Lord, establishing those associations as underlying values in the story. Readers may gain an appreciation for special bonds that exist, connecting life in this world to those in a parallel universe. It is Beth's desire for this book to showcase Sid's amazing intellect and his creative imagination. It is also written as a legacy for Sid's children, grand children, family and friends to remember him.
Published November 30, 2012 by AuthorHouse. 355 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A miner in hibernation on the moon wakes to discover that the world he knows has changed forever.

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