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The Optical Lasso: Beware of Neptune's Dark Side Paperback – 14 April 2020

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Page Publishing, Inc (14 April 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 376 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1644241560
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1644241561
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.24 x 2.13 x 22.86 cm
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A glimpse of where the unique strands of The Optical Lasso originated:

The story depicts a creature lying dormant beneath the Earth’s crust for over 35,000 years, waiting patiently to transform a dying young boy into a world leader at a time of great need. In a similar fashion, it required a freak accident to release the tale of The Optical Lasso from the deep recesses of Marc Corwin’s mind, whose imagination has silently run amok since childhood, inside the Golden Age of comic books.

Carl Sagan, the great astronomer/philosopher stated, “One glance at (a book) and you hear the voice of another person - perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you.”

In 2015, such a voice spoke to a wide-eyed Marc Corwin, as he awoke uninsured, after his car hydroplaned off a rain-soaked highway, plummeting 25 feet straight into the desert floor outside Las Vegas, Nevada... compelling him to write this narrative of science fiction fantasy.

A story aided in part by the renowned Hollywood producers, the Mirisch brothers, close friends of Marc’s father, whose careers crossed paths in the theater business in Chicago. Classic hits such as the Pink Panther, West Side Story, In The Heat Of The Night, and Some Like It Hot, were introduced to the author at an early age, helping to broaden his midwestern outlook on life.

The unrestricted boundaries of rhythm and sound also were impactful. For Marc worked within his family’s chain of music stores as a teenager, which allowed the grand story telling of The Moody Blues, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, and The Temptations, amongst many others, play an influential role in his creative development which continues to this day.

Half the royalties earned from the sale of The Optical Lasso will be donated to the Grace Science Foundation to aid in the development of cost-effective cures for the over 7000 known rare diseases currently afflicting an estimated 350 million people worldwide.

Marc wishes to thank all who have provided support for this cause.

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