FIREBALL A Novel
eBook (PDF), 354 Pages
In FIREBALL, Close Encounters of the Third Kind meets The West Wing. Things are not as they seem. A quiet, low intensity war heats up. A man who is not from Earth claims it is his, and he as king of kings. His name is Marduk. And the only thing standing in the way is the National Space Security Agency, and assets we don't know we have. A 10th solar planet returs, a major event in the culture of secrecy. The NSSA director's daughter is abducted by Marduk, who lets loose a nuclear device on Earth and maintains a sophisticated biotechnological program to create beings with life spans of up to one million years - his people! He must be stopped, and the NSSA is running out of time. FIREBALL is a secret saga only the cognoscenti will recognize. Marduk is here, and his aims are clear. Can he be stopped?
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Sep 14, 2010This is one novel that's taken a lot of flack from intelligence agents I believe to be from Australia and the UK. The reasons for such inordinate interest were not clear, until I put two and two together and came up with what A.R. Bordon was doing: focusing on the Marduk of Sitchin lore and on what it all meant to humanity. I know the author personally, but I know him as a scientist, not as a writer and author of science fiction novels. Which is what surprised me at first, but on thinking about it, it made perfect sense. Having said all of that, FIREBALL is a story well told, a plot that takes on the past in the present and wraps it all around the idea of a supersecret organization that stands up to the designs of a credible bad guy who ends up less than succeeding in the fictional universe of the novel. FIREBALL is populated by credible characters and action in a plot that is driven by both personal and organizational behaviors one can understand, although not necessarily expect. And... More > then, there is one character who more or less functions like a conscience to the lead or main one. Will you enjoy this book? Yes. I did. It is well written fiction that forces the reader to consider if something like it is possible, and happening to us without our knowledge and awareness. The cosmology it engaged me into was sufficiently powerful to place me in a kind of schizophrenic internal dialogue that entertained the worst, hoping a best option outcome to the conflict, yet not knowing whether or not Marduk is "beatable" in the strategic and tactical sense of the low intensity "war" portrayed in FIREBALL. I took a shot at guessing, and thoroughly enjoyed it.< Less
Sep 9, 2010A.R. Bordon’s Fireball is a work that is reminiscent of works like The Illuminatus Trilogy, Philip K. Dick’s Valis and Grant Morrison’s The Invisibles in the sense that it’s essentially a sci-fi work, but it blurs the borders of fiction and reality. These works are all on some level devoted to presenting a cosmology, a view of what the world is that goes beyond just fiction and is meant to engage with our reality. This book revolves around a mysterious government organization known as the National Space Security Agency, who have to stop an extra planetary visitor, Marduk. Marduk is a kind of antichrist and causes all kinds of trouble as he tries to remake our world. The majority of the book is set in Washington D.C. and features a wide variety of governmental intrigue. The book is written in such a way that even though it’s fictional, the conspiracy elements have clear resonance for our world. In addition to those works I mentioned before, The X-Files is a clear influence. That work... More > was never meant to be anything other than fiction, but watching it, there was always that question, could this really happen? Are there government conspiracies going on now? Are there aliens visiting our planet? I love this kind of stuff, fiction that takes sci-fi elements into a reality based setting, and that’s what this work does, present us with a hypothetical vision that’s at once completely fictional, and at times rather ridiculous, but still relevant to the world we’re living in today. It’s always bothered that people claimed government conspiracy theories were no longer valid after 9/11. During the 90s we had all kinds of paranoid fiction, aliens, JFK, anything was game for investigation. Why isn’t 9/11 getting the same kind of attention from conspiracy theorists that JFK did? There are some investigations, but it’s all dismissed as completely ridiculous. I don’t think that the government instigated 9/11 directly, but it’s certainly a valid issue to ponder. On a more real level, we saw things worse than even the most paranoid person could ponder happening right in front of us as George Bush and his crew sent us to war with Iraq on lies, plain and simple lies, while at the same time writing off anyone who dared oppose them as un-American. As they continue to rewrite the history of the Iraq War, the worst thing is that no one calls them on it. Bush has done more damage to America than Osama Bin Laden, and it took far too long for people to stop believing in him. Works like this book are a sign that the spell he holds on us is breaking; it’s a work about false prophets and secret governments, and I’m glad to see that back in the cultural spotlight. Patrick Meany BlogCritics Magazine< Less
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