Divine Intervention

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Ace Books, 2001 - Fiction - 391 pages
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There are many ways to deal with the unknown: Explore it. Ignore it. Or destroy ithellip;In this powerful, provocative novel, Ken Wharton welcomes you to Mandala, an extra-solar Earth colony where the unknown is rapidly approachinghellip; Cut off from Earth for over a century, the people of Mandala have created an utterly unique society-and developed religious beliefs and cultural customs that are completely their own.Now, word has arrived that thousands of new colonists-most of whom are frozen in cryogenic suspension-are en route from Earth. Fearing a crippling shift in the planetrs"s balance of power, the Prime Minister vows to do whatever it takes to keep them away.But someone else knows that theyrs"re coming. A young deaf-mute, Drew Randall can communicate in his own unconventional way. And someone-or something-has told him that the new colonists have finally arrivedhellip;

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User Review  - lithicbee - LibraryThing

This was a fun book full of ideas about quantum mechanics, religion, and deep-space colonization. It is the story of a colony of humans 75 light years from Earth, who have to decide how to react to ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Ken Wharton is 59 and is resident now in Australia with his partner Helen. Father of seven and grandfather to three with a fourth pending, he is a skydiver and former football referee. He is also a former soldier and now author of three oral histories on the Northern Ireland troubles. He writes from the perspective of the British soldier as he seeks to put across their story of a conflict, largely forgotten by both Government and public, which claimed the lives of around 1300 military lives. / He has only been writing since 2007 but is planning a further oral history of the troubles, a book on the Australians in Vietnam and a childrens' science fiction book over the next year or two. / There is a clamour from veterans of the Northern Ireland conflict to tell their story and ensure that the truth comes out and in Ken Wharton they have found a conduit for those stories and a man they can trust to ensure that the truth is finally told about the conflict which raged not only a short 30 minute flight from home but also on our own doorsteps.

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