Sebastian by Hans Bauer

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On a damp cloud mountain in Rhodesia, Africa, a pair of infant gorillas, Sebastian and Lex, are captured and transported to a research center in Minneapolis, MN. There the two are separated. While Lex becomes the subject of grim medical experimentation, Sebastian is singled out, to teach him not only sign language, but to actually speak, and so enjoys every comfort, growing up side by side with a researcher’s young daughter, Laurel. But several years and many surgeries later, Sebastian has yet to utter a single word. Disaster strikes when the Great Ape dies in a fire. After some years abroad at university, Laurel, now a young woman, returns to the States to reconnect with her father, and is introduced to his mysterious new patient, Joseph Young. But nothing is as it seems, and Joseph Young, Laurel, and her father begin an epic journey of self-discovery.

Hans Bauer is the co-author (w/Catherine Masciola) of Fishtale, the children’s adventure novel that reached #4 in the Amazon Children’s Bestseller List, and was awarded the honor of the 2013 Austin Waldorf Children’s Choice Award. Other works include Anaconda: The Writer’s Cut, The Pet, and Phantoms of Dragstrip Hollow. He is also the editor of In the Beginning: Great Opening Lines From Your Favorite Books.

As a screenwriter, he is the creator of the Anaconda movie franchise and has several additional films to his credit (Titan A.E., The Flock and Highwaymen, among others).

Beyond writing, he is a fine art photographer and has been the subject of exhibitions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Austin, Texas.


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Published October 8, 2015 by Balloon Foot Press. 90 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure. Fiction