The Lost Astronaut parallels the life story of Joseph, as a young space traveler lives out his recurring nightmare foretelling the impending destruction of Earth—and the horrific fate of humankind.
Raised by his grandparents on a Midwestern farm, Jag is selected as one of twelve prodigy students enrolled in the first-ever Space University on board the International Space Station. There he competes against fellow classmates to create an invention that will propel humanity into intergalactic travel. Overcome with jealousy, a fellow classmate sabotages Jag’s creation and sends him spiraling into deep space, where he is enslaved by ruthless pirates, sent to prison for a crime he didn’t commit, and put in a position where he ultimately holds the salvation of Earth in his hands. Can Jag overcome his bitterness and forgive those who harmed him in time to save humanity?
Incredible! Astonishing! Amazing! I was a Navy Test Pilot and had the privilege of meeting many of the original astronauts. I expected this book, The Lost Astronaut, to be an extension of their glorious accomplishments, with one who might be marooned on Mars. Boy, was I in for a huge surprise! I read the entire book in one day! The Lost Astronaut exhibits every possible emotion: jealousy, anger, greed, power, love, evil, adventure, war, faith, and space travel beyond imagination. The plot has multiple unexpected twists and turns. It will make a great movie!
The Lost Astronaut is by far the best Sci-Fi book that I have read. The story makes you turn page after page waiting to see what will happen next. The character building and the plot keep one engaged such that you will not put this book down until you finish it! When truly great science fiction books are mentioned, like Orson Wells' War of the Worlds, Arthur C. Clarke's 2001: A Space Odyssey or Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, Coning's The Lost Astronaut should also be mentioned as one of the truly great sci-fi books!