About the Book
Author: Michael Selden
Genre: Science Fiction
Number of Pages: 186
Publisher: Woodland Park Press
Release Date: June 13, 2016
Synopsis: Jenny Baker thought that life was all mapped out for her. A junior in college, she studies physics and lives at home in the fictional college town of Long Lake, West Virginia. She and her boyfriend, Jake, have been together since they were freshmen in high school, and everyone assumes that they will get married when they graduate.
On October 1, her life is shattered. Tragedy strikes and, depressed, Jenny drops out of school to take an internship at the university’s observatory, which is located in the Appalachian Mountains. There, she discovers a comet destined to end all life on Earth. “I AM” follows her struggle for a sense of normalcy, and takes her on a journey of self discovery.
"I’d never thought about it, the end of the world. Nor had I imagined that I’d have to face it in my own lifetime. This past year I’ve been so busy trying to get through each day without thinking about what happened last October. But the universe doesn’t care about our little problems. It has its own way of deciding things—and I’ve come to understand that the universe is a much stranger place than I’d ever realized before."
What others are saying...
"Michael Selden's novel "I Am" delivers a story of existential validity sprinkled with astronomical knowledge." - Amazon
"I greatly enjoyed reading this book, especially how the astronomy info was integrated into everything. I got so engrossed in it, that I stayed up late to finish it." - Amazon
"This book was well-written and engaging." - Ellie (Amazon)
"The story is really about what it means to be alive, no matter what form that life takes. I highly recommend this book, but be prepared to think about it for a long time after you read it." - Joanne (Amazon)
About the Author
I write different genre--from children's books, like The Boy Who Ran, to Young Adult books, like The Balance (coming in Dec. 2014), to science fiction, and even a supernatural thriller.
I live in Woodland Park, Colorado now, at an 8500 ft. elevation. My house is on the edge of Pike National Forest and all sorts of animals visit my house every day, from squirrels to deer, to bears and foxes and raccoons and -- well, there are animal reserves nearby.
I like to read about and to create new worlds, new stories and interesting characters. Now that I no longer spend all of my time on developing new technology, I get to do what I've always wanted to do.