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Richard Rydon

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· Matter, Energy and Mentality: Exploring Metaphysical Reality (Paperback)

· The Oortian Summer (Kindle)

· The Palomar Paradox: A SETI Mystery (iBook)

· The Palomar Paradox: A SETI Mystery (Kindle)

· The Palomar Paradox: A SETI Mystery (Hardcover)

· The Palomar Paradox: A SETI Mystery (Paperback)

· The Palomar Paradox: A SETI Mystery (Digest)

· A Golden Fuchsia-Laden Girl (Hardcover)

· The Omega Wave (Hardcover)

· The Omega Wave E-Book (PDF)

Short Stories
· A Children's Play: A Short Play

· Fundamental Laws of Conscious Entities

· Attraction

· A Children's Play

· The windy violet

· Reflections

· Sores heal

· Fat girls

· Adrift

· An atheist's prayer

· Reverie

· Albums of the mind

· Crimson

· The Rubicon

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· New Book on 'Matter, Energy and Mentality'

· And another Review of The Palomar Paradox

· Another Review of The Palomar Paradox

· The Palomar Paradox: A SETI Mystery

· Another Feathered Quill review: The Oortian Summer

· Feathered Quill reviews 'The Omega Wave

· Reader Views Announces Finalists in the Annual Literary Awards

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The Palomar Paradox Reviewed

5/13/2011 4:46:00 AM

by Richard Rydon

A Review of The Palomar Paradox by Paige Lovitt (Reader Views)

**** May 5, 2011

Following on the heels of “The Oortian Summer” and “The Omega Point,” once again we step back into the life of Luper Beauchamps. The year is now 2028 and thirty-five-year old Luper has become the Assistant Director of the Palomar Observatory. He is currently involved with the SETI project (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence). Assisting him with monitoring signals through the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) are Leila Keiler and Linus Shannon. Leila is a nineteen-year-old young lady who is recovering from leukemia. While she was going through her treatments, she acted as a volunteer to monitor signals that might be extra-terrestrial in origin. Her intelligence and enthusiasm earn her the opportunity to go to work for Luper. Linus Shannon is a middle-aged man who is a faculty member in the Information Technology Department at the prestigious UC Berkeley.

When Luper, Linus, and Leila discover an unusual signal that appears to be originating from outer space, they get very excited. They also realize that there are other individuals attempting to discredit this information. This realization dampers their excitement over the potential ramifications of their discovery, however, it also peaks their interest and they become more determined to investigate if the signal is real and they seek to find out why efforts are being made for a cover up.

Once again, Richard Rydon has created a novel that displays his enthusiasm for science and allows him to share a fictional story in which he can both entertain and educate the reader. Interspersed in between his mystery, he also includes scientific information and data that relates to the scientific search for extra-terrestrial life in our universe. For people who really enjoy science, they will find this information a plus. For others who just want a good science fiction type mystery, they can skip this part and just read the story. For myself, I found that my interest was even further stimulated by this additional information. I also really enjoyed the part of the story that took place near that Salton Sea at the Wister Mud Pots. This location is actually near where I live; I having been there and seen this unusual phenomena, and I really enjoyed that Rydon incorporated the area into his story.

...  I found it to be a really good read, and I truly hope that Rydon will share more of Luper’s adventures with us in the future.


Reviewed by Paige Lovitt (5/11)

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More News by Richard Rydon

· New Book on 'Matter, Energy and Mentality' - 5/24/2013 2:34:00 AM
· And another Review of The Palomar Paradox - 5/17/2011 10:31:00 AM
· Another Review of The Palomar Paradox - 5/17/2011 10:31:00 AM
· The Palomar Paradox: A SETI Mystery - 4/19/2011 10:25:00 AM
· Another Feathered Quill review: The Oortian Summer - 9/5/2009 4:10:00 AM
· Feathered Quill reviews 'The Omega Wave - 9/5/2009 3:58:00 AM
· Reader Views Announces Finalists in the Annual Literary Awards - 3/15/2009 5:26:00 AM
· Another Professional Review of The Oortian Summer - 11/27/2008 3:08:00 AM
· Another Review of The Omega Wave - 11/1/2008 5:45:00 AM
· Another Professional Review for The Omega Wave - 10/23/2008 6:42:00 AM
· Professioinal Review of The Omega Wave - 9/23/2008 2:55:00 AM
· Hardcover edition of Golden Fuchsia-laden Girl now published - 9/4/2008 3:20:00 AM
· THE OMEGA WAVE - 7/3/2008 4:40:00 AM
· Professional Review of The Oortian Summer - 11/4/2007 6:25:00 AM

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