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Massimo Marino comes from a scientist background: He spent years at CERN and The Lawrence Berkeley Lab followed by lead positions with Apple, Inc. and the World Economic Forum. Massimo currently lives in France and crosses the border with Switzerland multiple times daily, although he is no smuggler.
"Daimones" is the first volume of the homonymous "Daimones Trilogy" and is based on personal experience and facts with an added "what if" to provide an explanation to current and past events. It is his first novel. Watch the book trailer at: http://youtu.be/gqqn0YtPrrw
"Daimones" is the recipient of the 2012 PRG Award Reviewers' Choice in Science Fiction, and the Seal of Excellence in Quality Writing from both the Awesome Indies (awesomeindies.net) and the indiePENdents.org association.
In September 2013 "Daimones" won the Hall of Fame - Best in Science Fiction Award, shortlisted by the Quality Reads UK Book Club. http://www.orangeberrybooktours.com/expo/2013/08/best-science-fiction/
The second volume, "Once Humans", is an Awarded novel at the 2014 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards and will be presented at the Miami Book Fair in November.
"Once Humans" starts seven years after the events narrated in "Daimones". The Communities led by the Selected are about to thrive and peace and security reigns on Eridu...not for long.
"The Rise of the Phoenix" concludes the "Daimones Trilogy". Things can change, and they must. A new order and a new course will put in place the events the Moîrai have sewn and destined to rip apart the foundations of the galaxy.
He also writes short chilling, twisted, horror stories, oftentimes while having breakfast. Go figure why.
The trilogy is a post-apocalyptic story where the human race has been culled by one of the dominant races in the galaxy. In Vol.1, "Daimones", we are presented with a silent but deadly invasion that leaves the few survivors befuddled, wary, and broken. Dan and his family awake one day in a world where everyone is dead but no evidence points to a cause. Initial searches for survivors yield nothing and, in panic, the family turns their house into a stronghold.
Eventually, they find Laura, a survivor who manages to win their hearts...and leads Dan to temptation. Laura reveals her panicking encounter with strange entities which Dan recognizes in his childhood hallucinations.
Dan forces himself to find and confront them: An older power controls the fate of men. A few selected will face the ultimate quest: a painful genetic transformation and work toward the rebirth of a new human race, or oblivion and death in isolation.
In Vol.2, "Once Humans", mankind is undergoing rebirth, the new arrivals closely watched by the Selected: the transgenic beings created by the Moîrai. The new communities thrive with the aliens' support and peace and security reign on Eridu, as the planet Earth is known by the Moîrai and in the galaxy. But peace and security of the cradle are suddenly shattered by acts of sabotage set to disrupt the fragile balance of the fledgling communities.
The story reveals a cosmic conspiracy full of betrayal and fear, being hatched with the hope of pushing the world perilously close to the brink of self-destruction.
In "The Rise of the Phoenix" the humans evolve in a dark future, and an alien colonization changes forever the destiny of the race of man. Aliens have regenerated a new, transgenic species of humans called the Selected.
The first contact with the aliens led to the apocalypse--Daimones Trilogy Vol.1--and then put the seeds for a galactic upheaval, space wars againts aliens, and galactic empires struggles.
The last humans--the 'spared ones'--have all died but Hope, the second of Dan Amenta's human daughters, though she's living her last days, too.
Dan has seen Earth become a different world as the new civilization rises.
A new neurological drug, Fusion, is heavily produced on Eridu and has created the path for a rapid evolution of the new humans, richness and good fortune.
The past events--Daimones Trilogy Vol.2--revealed the crucial role the humans have in the galaxy organization...and made them aware of their strength.
If interested in more details about Massimo Marino, please see his full profile on Linkedin: http://ch.linkedin.com/in/massimomarino
On Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/MassimoMarinoAuthor
and on his own blog site: http://massimomarinoauthor.com
The second volume on the Daimones Space Opera: the death and rebirth of the human race. The last day has come and gone but the post-apocalyptic saga continues in Once Humans, the gripping sequel to Daimones by Massimo Marino. In utopian communities across the planet, Dan Amenta and his fellow survivors enjoy peace and plenty,… [Read More]
Your entry into an exciting Space Opera: the death and re-birth of the human race. Nothing could have prepared them for the last day. Explore the future of humanity in Massimo Marino’s sci-fi debut, Daimones, an apocalyptic tale that feels like it could happen tomorrow. You may never sleep through a windstorm again. Death swept… [Read More]
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