Red Sky


SolarWindsEveryone has a book in them, right? I never thought I would try my hand at fiction but have enjoyed the journey of learning the art. After several years of professional coaching, editing and numerous rewrites, I’ve got a few chapters that I’m told are promising.

There’s nothing I like better than to read what others have to say about what I have written. I share them here with the hopes that you find them enjoyable and are willing to provide feedback. I’m especially looking for critics who can tell me what’s wrong with the science and theology behind the tales I have spun.

Book Jacket Synopsis for Red Sky

The sky is falling…literally. Four scientists race against time to reassure the world as it encounters a rogue planet. Astronomer David Mitchell is the face of the government. He must provide play-by-play advance notice of what to expect next. But how can anyone predict what will happen when two planets come together? It’s never happened before. Or has it?

Manny Volynsky is on a mission to tell the world the truth about this rogue planet. He’ll stop at nothing to get to the scientific conference where he’ll have a worldwide audience. There he can share answers about the red dust that has started to fall. But Manny is a nutcase history professor who has no credibility in the scientific world. Will they listen to his stories of the ancient myths?

Death from the skies is impossible. Everyone knows that, especially David who has taught it repeatedly over the years, using scientific evidence to prove it. When fire begins to accompany the red dust, the conflict between science and myth is blurred. Manny’s predictions of future events have come true. David must decide if he will give Manny a voice to warn the people.

Note: There is nothing blatantly LDS in the story. It is told from a scientific / humanistic point of view. But those familiar with prophecy will recognize many of the events as coming right from the scriptures.

Chapters Written So Far (all these links open small PDFs)

Note: My favorite chapters, which will give you the most background for the story are: Red Dust, Lounge Act and The Warning Voice. The PDFs are replaced on a regular basis as I revise, improve or otherwise edit the chapters. Some of these are very rough first drafts, others are near complete polished chapters.

1. The Unwanted Lecture – We meet Cynthia, a young graduate student

2. A Day in the Sun – We meet David when the sun goes dark for a few moments

3. Too Many Disaster Movies – David meets the press, doesn’t go too well

4. A Push to the Right – A comet hits Mars and pushes it toward Earth

5. Electromagnetic Pulse – A massive flare and CME cause a huge EMP

6. Red Dust – The red dust causes a near crash of Manny’s jet

7. Sealing the Gaps – A family in Salt Lake reacts to the falling dust

8. Return of the Plagues – Elements of the Dark Discharge Phase identified

9. Lounge Act – Manny presents his theories of the last days for David

10. View From the Top – Astronauts on the ISS encounter the approaching menace

11. At the Gate – David meets Cynthia on the way to Washington DC

12. Coronal Mass Ejection – The team flies to Washington DC for the conference

13. Meet the Press – David sets the scene for Manny’s worldwide announcement,

14. The Warning Voice – Manny finally gets his chance to warn a worldwide audience

15. Bombardment – The initial bombardment of meteorites in advance of the planet

16. The Sun Shall be Darkened – The President is briefed by his science advisor

17. The Caldera at Taum Sauk – We lose Elena in an accident at the Caldera

18. Holes Of The Rocks – Manny, Cynthia & David wait out another meteorite storm.

19. All Hail Breaks Loose – Destruction in Salt Lake – falling hail and an earthquake

20. The Long Trek Home – A new character and a devastating California earthquake

A Few Supporting Documents

1. Doctrinal Foundation for Red Sky

2. Synopses of all chapters written so far

NOTE: All original material on this website, including this fictional work-in-progress is copyrighted and the intellectual property of Tim Malone

8 Responses

  1. […] Note: Since I mentioned my book, you may be interested in reading a few chapters. It is tentatively entitled “Red Sky.” […]

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  2. […] feel so strongly about what I have learned from Anthony that I have committed to write a work of fiction based on what I have learned from him, from Velikovsky and from proponents of the Electric […]

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  3. Enjoying your story! I can see some of your Velikovsky inclusions, would like to see more, he wrote powerfully and accurately, even things that scientists have only recently confirmed. (Sorry, I know you already know that!)The Northridge quake was 1994 not 84. I was in the middle of it, quite an experience.

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  4. So where is the rest of the story!

    Also, 1, 3, and 5 are not valid links. so missed out on those parts.

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    • Sorry the links didn’t work for you Lon. I checked them out and had my wife check them out on her computer. Seems to be OK this evening. As far as where the rest of the story…Plans call for two chapters a month through the rest of the year. We’ll see if the inspiration comes in between work and life. The chapters are obviously still rough. Lots of editing before they’re ready. Thanks for stopping by and adding your comment.

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      • Hey tmalone, I figured out why the links aren’t working. For some reason when you click on the links, the words are not capitalized. I noticed the links that worked all the words were capitalized.

        So I manually typed in http://3tcm.net/ADayintheSun.pdf – instead of the – http://3tcm.net/adayinthesun.pdf and it worked.

        Thought you should know. Thx 🙂

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      • Ah, the old Unix – Microsoft case file name mismatch. Thanks for pointing that out. Some browsers accommodate for it – like IE. You’re probably using a different browser. I’ll go in and make sure all the file names in the links correspond to the case in the file names as stored on my server. Thanks for the help.

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  5. […] my little hamlet. Thanks to Tim Malone, husband and dearest critique- who’s writing his own sci-fi book. Thanks to Paul Bishop – the Co-Creator of the Fight Card Series and an author detective […]

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