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A New Approach

Extrapolated Science rather than Science Fiction. A word from the author on his background and on the creation of this series.

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A few words from the author on his style and the inspiration for these novels.

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Now for the first time we offer new, fun to read historic novels about the pioneers and explorers of GraviDynamics. Share their epic adventure into mankind's future.

Nodal Convergence

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"The Key to Interstellar Colonization Lies in the Universe of the Cretaceous Earth"

A Story of Cretaceous Station, Book I
Experience the thrill, adventure and sometimes absolute terror that accompanies a field expedition of scientists, soldiers and their families. Learn how they adapted to this new environment and see the beauty of the dinosaurs through their eyes.

Hunter's Moon

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"Never underestimate evolution"
Cretaceous Station II

A New Approach to Horror based on Science Fact. As research continues in their new found paradise, the explorers encounter an unexpected and deadly adversary.

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Nodal Convergence


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Cretaceous Station Book I
The early adventure!

Mankind is on the threshold of establishing it's first colonies on other stars. One company, GraviDynamics, has led the way with first their discovery of near instantaneous communications and now a star drive.

GraviDynamics has already launched a starship using it's proprietary interstellar drive pushing it to the Sun's nearest neighbor. This marks a major goal for the researchers but they still have one big problem. Contrary to the predictions of their models, their ships refuse to accelerate faster-than-lightspeed (FTL) and colonization, even at the speed of light, would require hundreds of years to travel to the nearest human-friendly stars. However, the scientists think they have a solution.

The researchers are convinced that the problem is in the design theory for their StarShip Drives and they only need to fine-tune the models. This presents another major problem since the tests must measure the universal constants of the universe at least 50 million years in the past or the future.

Nodal Convergence records the experiences of Mark Nolen, Matthew Zoeller and the 322 scientists, engineers, soldiers, women and children, explorers all, and their quest to propel mankind to the stars!

The research team and their security personnel use their Argos starship to set up a Cretaceous Era research station on the shores of a tropical inland sea in an area sixty-five million years in the past that today we call Texas.

The crew of the Argos discovers a tropical earth without seasons and of unexpected beauty. Surprises begin with their first steps on the vaguely familiar yet strange Earth of the Cretaceous. Then the discoveries being to quickly appear and even their early results suggest that the expense and risks of the expedition may be justified.

Then the humans encounter the dinosaurs. They are not the slow, leather covered, drudging reptiles of paleontology but the perfected product of a hundred million years of evolution.

The expedition discovers an ecology of unexpected beauty hiding a world of intense danger. An ecology filled with a vibrancy of life that will soon be lost in the tragic passing of an era through cataclysmic events. It is also a world filled with menace of a very alien intelligence that threatens their very existence.

Ironically, their experiments soon find that the seeds of one species extinction harbor an unanticipated opportunity for the ultimate survival and continued evolution of the human race … and perhaps others. If they can survive.


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What can I say?? Fantastic and wow!

By: deboaht July 13, 2012

What can I say?? Fantastic and wow! I love Sci-Fi books involving Space or Dinosaurs. With them both together bliss! I think the web site to go wth the books is fun. I'm 1/3 way through the second book. I hope there will be many more in the series, as the potential is mind boggling. For instance going ahead with the plan to colonise habitable planets in the past that eventually meet up with mother Earth 65.5myr later. Hypes that advance to the point of learning that allows them to be respected as equals to humans; Taking dinosaurs back to the present; Or a fanatical part of the 300 strong team that come to join the Hypes in the decision to prevent the K-2 ELE event ever happening, by stopping the comet. It would be a new start for the planet. No planet wide destruction by man!
I loved the referencing and discussion at the end of each chapter. Very educational and interesting, granting access to reference papers. Keep them flowing!!!!!!

Deborah, Swansea South Wales

Plot moves right along

By: Q.Tipp June 30, 2012

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This review is from: Nodal Convergence (Cretaceous Station) (Kindle Edition)
This book is what I would call 'traditional' sci-fi - It takes a few extrapolations and builds the story around them rather than introducing marvelous things just to be marvelous. I like that.

The plot moves right along and makes sense in context. (I've seen others that do neither. One star for those.)

The most distinctive characteristic of the book (series) is there are chapter notes. These are left as exercises for the interested student. The author supplies a few paragraphs with each chapter describing what's accepted science, what's speculative, and what's totally made up. I enjoyed the notes, but I can imagine that others would be put off.

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Never Underestimate Life
Cretaceous Station Book II

"Sure T-Rex is big, mean, unbelievably fast and they hunt in packs. Yeah, True ... but they aren't the ones that scare me!"

It was a study of the unknown.

Mankind's first steps to the stars oddly enough began with a trip to the past. A very distant past.

They began a colony; a research colony to study the universe from a different perspective. Of course, getting there was half the battle. But they did it!

They discovered time travel of a very limited sort. The problem was you could only travel to very specific periods that centered on the system's greatest disasters. You know, the major extinction events.

They setup the research facility and ... what? Oh yeah, the dinosaurs. Well, the dinosaurs weren't a big problem if they took the proper precautions. Scientific breakthroughs followed one after the other. The goals of the expedition seemed in easy reach.

Then the others showed up. They weren't big like T-Rex but they shared every other characteristic and worst of all they were smart. Oh yeah, they were very, very smart.


A study in the unknown.
A new approach to adventure & horror based on science fact!

We've heard about them all our lives but we really didn't know them.

Plans are underway for the expansion of the Cretaceous Research Station from a five-year project to a permanent settlement with a StarPort and a unique resort. Their biggest problem is funding and they, of course, need approval of the board.

Then they encounter new representatives of a race that is a hundred times older than that of the humans. Their desires and drives are different and their goals are unobvious but one thing is obvious. They are very, very intelligent ... in an alien, very deadly way.

If they wish to survive, the Cretaceous Station explorers must pit their technology and intelligence against the increasingly savage attacks of these aliens.

Then again, just who are the aliens?

The humans who have come to transform the land or these dinosaurs who suddenly find them very interesting?


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A good yarn

By: Q.Tipp June 30, 2012

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This review is from: Hunter's Moon (Cretaceous Station) (Kindle Edition)
This is the second book in the series and picks up where the first one left off. I appreciated that the author put some effort into the internal logic of the plot. That is there are no magical gardens and no magical doors that open mysteriously (well, there is one...) The most distinctive characteristic of the book (series) is there are chapter notes. These are left as exercises for the interested student. The author supplies a few paragraphs with each chapter describing what's accepted science, what's speculative, and what's totally made up. I enjoyed the notes, but I can imagine that others would be put off.

 

Heroic Poetry

"Ten-Through-One"

The ballads of the ancient Anglo-Saxon warriors and adventures set the tone for the work of the brave men and women of GraviDynamics Corporation. Now, a pleasant song of the early days of our race's space travel set in the form of the heroic ballad of Beowulf!

A touch of the wonder, excitement and challenge experienced during one of the first chemical-rocket liftoffs of the era of space.

Eulogy

The life of my father, Edward Zavecz
May 14, 1921 to April 30, 2012

 

 

 

 

 



A word from the author, Terrence Zavecz on a new approach to Science Fiction that he likes to call

Extrapolated Science!

and a little bit about his background and experience.