Science Fiction & Fantasy

By Deepak Menon

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ABOUT Deepak Menon

Deepak Menon QUOTING FROM THE TIMES OF INDIA - JANUARY 2013 :-  Deepak Menon, a banker with a difference,left his job as a senior officer in a commercial bank in India, a year ago, to write stories to delight and gladden the hearts of adults and children alike. He narrat More...



Written by international Award Winner Deepak Menon, Skymerge is a sweeping well researched novel of the opening up of Space, spanning 5 Planets including Earth, and a planet named Rukana where a major portion of the events comprising this amazing novel occur.
There are many heroes in this book and many heroines, each unforgettable, yet with a unique personality distinctly different from any other protagonist in this book, or any other in its genre. The book begins with a shattering prologue reminiscent of medieval times on Earth, yet relating to another planet.
The story starts with the discovery of a scroll and a bracelet in a remote desert location in Africa, actually found in a geological layer dated a million years ago, before mankind manifested in its present form as a sentient species. This seems impossible unless the artifacts are of extraterrestrial origin.
Alternating the chapters between Earth and other Planets, the story is skillfully built into a cohesive whole, bringing with it glimpses of different cultures, battles, and a war, as also a very human touch of love, affection, courage and wide ranging vision amongst the characters.
Inevitably the story builds up to "Contact" with the Aliens from the alien planet situated Light Years away, yet the conceptualization is so well interwoven with the Laws of Physics & Nature that the reader can not entirely discount that the hard core science fiction concepts in Skymerge, retain a miniscule element of plausibility, which is what this book is all about! It successfully explores the outermost boundaries of physical constraints with the message that what may be fiction today, may be the facts of tomorrow.
Skymerge succeeds in effectively delivering a gripping adventure story based on hardcore astrophysics and astronomy to the layman, without straying too far into the realm of pure fantasy.

For long has the mystery remained - will mankind ever be able to undertake interstellar travel without violating the Physical Constraints like the light velocity constraints, time dilation, infinite force required. Skymerge recognises that at some time in Mankind's journey of evolution, he will have to leave the Earth - the dangers of Global Warming is evident and soon will be out of control. Skymerge explores and achieves the status of a very plausible way by which mankind will travel to the stars and reach there within his life time, whilst narrating a great tale of adventure with well researched scientific thought as well as a touch of romance and interaction with alien species as well as explores the very genomes of life on Earth and the Galaxy.

Customer Reviews Chronologically

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For people who thought that Deepak Menon could write only children's stories, this book is a surprise. I have not read such good science fiction since Isaac Asimov. An excellent imagination is fueled by a master craftsman's handling of the plausible and the logical. Like all good sci-fi this story touches an emotional chord in your heart and you feel for the characters so beautifully portrayed. A must read.
By K.E. Pottie on March 10, 2014
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From the first line I was pulled into this story. This is an amazing first Sci-fi novel by Deepak Menon! The story draws you in and won't let you go. I highly recommend this author and I hope this is the start of a long and successful series. He has me hooked!
Format: Paperback Amazon Verified Purchase Skymerge- by Deepak Menon, takes the readers on a journey through space, over millions of light years, to encounter human like intelligent species from another part of our Galaxy and far more advanced in science and technology. This futuristic space odyssey intertwined with plausible principles of science and the laws of Physics will give an intelligent mind value for money and time invested. I have seen this novel evolve over many years into a master piece. The novel is full of thrilling adventures and also has a touch of Romance. Since it avoids fantasy, I think that it is a story that leads one to reflect upon how in some decades mankind may be able to undertake interstellar travel to other habitable planets – and reach them within their lifetimes without violating any Einstienian Physical Constraints. I am a Masters in Physics, and this book has shown me some new dimensions. A must read for all the people, who love Science and Adventure and feel that mankind may have to some day leave the Globally Heated Earth for survival of human race. Five sparkling stars for Skymerge!