Robert Appleton

Exploring Worlds


         A Cosmic Sparks Novella


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Release Date: March 26, 2012

Publisher: Carina Press

Length: Novella, 38K

Genre: Science Fiction/ Adventure

Editor: Deborah Nemeth

Cover Artist: Croco Designs



Science Fiction at Light Speed...

 "Robert Appleton takes his readers on another fantastic journey to exotic worlds with foreign landscapes and alien life forms... If you are into science fiction and great writing, give this a try." (Review of previous release as Charlie Runs Rings Around the Earth, 2009) -- Bitten By Books

EPIC Award Finalist 2011 - Best Science Fiction

Charlie Thorpe-Campbell is the greatest RAM-runner the world has ever seen—and he knows it. On the verge of retirement from the sport, he is defending his title as champion of the annual orbital race one final time when he's suddenly hurtling away into deep space.

Charlie's unscheduled voyage through a wormhole ends with a crash-landing on a most unusual planet, with scores of spacecraft from all corners of the universe in orbit. Seeking help, he heads toward what appears to be civilization, unaware of the horrors waiting for him there...

Once inside the great, orb-covered city, Charlie is thrust into intergalactic competition by a bloodthirsty alien race. When he discovers he can use his unique abilities to save not only himself, but the entire galaxy, will he face up to the challenge—or run from it?

(Previously published as Charlie Runs Rings Around the Earth, newly revised by the author. )