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Trophy: Decision

Trophy: Decision by Paul M. Schofield

Galactic Publishers
$17.95, paperback / $5.99, e-book
ISBN: 978-1482601336
August, 2013
Science Fiction
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The Empire has narrowly defeated the Freedom Movement for control of the Keyhole, and the rebel leader, Dr. Eng, has escaped back in time through the strange anomaly. She continues in her quest to rebuild her forces, defeat the Empire, and capture people from the past to bring forward to the present. The Empire is determined to stop her and press on with their plan to prevent mankind’s extinction. Lieutenant Janet Rogerton and her dynamic team are challenged with a secret assignment that will determine the survival of the human race. And unknown to everyone a third organization holds the key to mankind’s future. The Decision is at hand. Will the human race survive?

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.”

Born and raised in Montana, immersion in the natural world around Paul M. Schofield was inevitable. As he grew up, he learned the complexities of language and the joy of humor by the daily exchange of witty puns with his father. Just as Mark Twain said, “against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.” An avid reader, his favorite genre was science fiction by authors like Isaac Asimov and Frank Herbert and fantasy by J.R.R. Tolkien. Coming of age just in time to watch Star Trek, Star Wars, and Babylon V, his love of science fiction grew and his desire to craft and share his own stories was ignited. And since, as Maya Angelou once said, “there is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you”, he became a writer.

When he became chilled to the bone in Montana, he moved to Florida, where he became quite well done…urr, seasoned. Now he and his wife Ellen live in western North Carolina with their highly intelligent cats, contentedly fulfilling our role as “halfbacks”.

“Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.”
—Isaac Asimov

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