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Thomas W. Starbuck’s Sci-Fi Book “Deadly Ground” Ready for Exhibit at the San Diego Union-Tribune Festival of Books 2023

The author takes readers on an extraordinary ride through a world gripped by a devastating pandemic in his thrilling sci-fi masterpiece.

San Diego, CA – WEBWIRE

With its gripping narrative and evocative prose, Thomas W. Starbuck’s book is a must-read for any fan of the sci-fi genre and those seeking a gripping tale of hope and resilience.

The self-publishing and book marketing company ReadersMagnet will exhibit the science fiction adventure book “Deadly Ground” by Thomas W. Starbuck at the 2023 San Diego Union-Tribune Festival of Books. The event will occur on August 19, 2023, at the University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA.

“Deadly Ground” is a heart-stopping tale where a deadly virus races across the USA, leaving only one survivor, AB, a brilliant scientist determined to save humanity.

With its pulse-racing premise, “Deadly Ground” delves into the depths of the human spirit as AB, working tirelessly for the CDC, races against time to develop a life-saving vaccination. The unforgiving and merciless virus claims every infected life, making a vaccine the last hope for humanity’s survival.

As the virus reaches every corner of the globe, AB stands alone amidst the silence of a world devoid of human existence. His only companion is the loyal and resilient Winnie, a trusty four-legged friend who stands by him through it all. Together, they navigate the hauntingly empty landscapes, a visual testament to the virus’s devastating impact.

“Deadly Ground” not only promises an easy read for readers of all ages but also sparks profound reflections on what it truly means to be the last person on Earth. As AB grapples with his newfound role as the new Adam, he must confront the daunting question: Where will he find a new Eve to start the world anew?

Starbuck’s captivating storytelling transports readers into a desolate world, painting a vivid and haunting portrait of a future where humanity’s survival rests on the shoulders of a lone scientist and his canine companion. The novel skillfully balances suspense and introspection, captivating readers until the last page.

Don’t miss the opportunity to embark on a gripping journey and get a copy of “Deadly Ground” by Thomas W. Starbuck on Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. Also the book is available in audible and audiobooks.

Visit the ReadersMagnet exhibit at booth WE-7 & WE-8 at the San Diego Union-Tribune Festival of Books to check out the book’s display.

“Deadly Ground”
Author | Thomas W. Starbuck
Genre | Science Fiction Adventures
Publisher | Christian Faith
Published date | January 4, 2018


In May of 2006, while driving home from an extended road trip, Thomas W. Starbuck began hearing reports on the radio about Bird Flu and SARS viruses wreaking havoc in areas of Southeast Asia. That marked the moment when he started developing the storyline for his book, “Deadly Ground.”

His imagination took hold, and he envisioned a highly potent virus that could reduce its host to dust within minutes of airborne infection, specifically targeting only primate life on Earth. He further conceptualized the main character, AB, who was a chimeric individual—someone conceived as twins but with only one survivor, bearing both sets of DNA. AB, discovering his uniqueness as a chimera, chose to pursue virology and genetics.

As the story unfolded, a virus causing havoc in Eastern Africa caught AB’s attention, and he was called to respond. The rest of the narrative follows AB’s extraordinary journey against all odds to locate any survivors and repopulate the Earth.

Fortunate enough to meet Judy Belshe-Thorblom, Thomas collaborated with her in developing the writing and artwork for “Deadly Ground.” Upon completing the novel, he submitted the manuscript to Christian Faith Publishing, which took care of the publishing process.

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