Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Local author to launch Glassidor, a science fiction book set in the Bahamas

 The first 100 sales of the book, Glassidor will be donated to the PACE Center, an educational facility for pregnant teens. Cover model is Vanessa Anglade of Grand Bahama Island.

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- Set in the backdrop of the beautiful Bahamas, Glassidor is a fast paced science fiction adventure. It is the story of a mother’s love, duty, and devotion, in her protection of Earth’s children. Dee, a space nomad, arrives on this blue planet in 1620 AD to recover a lost artifact sent there by her ancestors 74 million years earlier.

Glassidor was written by Lewis Walmsley, who was born, raised and educated in England. He immigrated to Toronto Canada in 1974 where he spent 34 years in the automotive machining industry. He moved to Freeport in 2008 where he lives with his fiancée Katherine. Glassidor is his first fiction with a second work almost complete.

A public book launch will take place on Saturday, October 2nd at the Ruby Swiss Restaurant at 6:30pm. which will feature readings from characters of the book and other surprises...

Walmsley is donating the proceeds of the first 100 book sales to the island's PACE Center. " Since being here the islanders have been so kind to Katherine and I so we wanted to give something back," said Walmsley.

Lewis Walmsley, author of Glassidor, a science fiction book set in The Bahamas. (Photo: The Bahamas Weekly)

"Living here in Freeport is a dream come true, I love the laid back lifestyle, and the friendly Christian people. I like to think of myself as a story teller rather than a writer as I am no Hemingway. When writing Glassidor and my second book, I purposely wove The Bahamas into the story lines with the hope that someday the tales will become movies and so bring worldwide attention to this beleaguered island of Grand Bahama. I see its past splendor, and hope that in some way my fictions might create a ground swell to put the “Grand” back in Grand Bahama," says Walmsley.
Synopsis:

Set in the backdrop of the beautiful Bahamas with such places at Lucayan National Park, Ben's Cave, and even the British Colonial Hilton hotel, Glassidor is a fast paced science fiction adventure. It is the story of a mother’s love, duty, and devotion, in her protection of Earth’s children. Dee, a space nomad, arrives on this blue planet in 1620 AD to recover a lost artifact sent there by her ancestors 74 million years earlier. Dee’s mission proves easier said than done and is complicated by a galactic war that is raging light-years away. The threat is mounting, and if this war is lost, a whole lot will change, and humans everywhere will face annihilation. The war between humankind and the sinister Muss will eventually turn up on Earth in the prophecy of Armageddon, but if Dee, with guidance from her creator and the help of the mysterious substance, 'glassic' can accomplish her mission and find the relic, she will be the only woman in this galaxy that might be able to prevent the inevitable.

Although this novel is pure science fiction, it will draw the reader into parallels of recent world history and offers interesting snippets for the folklorists among us.

Lewis Walmsley can be reached at Glassidor@gmail.com

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