Billed as the new social science fiction novel that explores humanity's inherent desire to be free Jacob Foxx has just published "The Fifth World: The Times That Try Men's Souls." This is what the publicity office for the book had to say. R.P. BenDedek email@example.com
Since the beginning of time people have loved cheering for the underdog and freedom from oppression making science fiction genre the perfect vehicle for David vs Goliath stories with a little imaginative technology thrown in to spice it up!
I am excited to announce the second installment of the critically acclaimed Oraibi Series by Jacob Foxx, The Fifth World: The Times That Try Men's Souls. Loosely based on the Revolutionary War, Foxx writes about a futuristic scenario where Earth has learned about the mysterious Oraibi Brotherhood on planet Gaia who plan to free themselves from Earth's tyranny. When Earth sends an army to destroy them, the Gains are faced with the impossible decision to fight for freedom or remain living under the control of Earth.
The Times That Try Men's Souls is classic science fiction that includes the essential elements of time travel, futuristic technology, and a parallel universe but, unlike many contemporary novels, it takes a positive slant making it fun to read and optimistic about our future.
The Fifth World: The Times That Try Men's Souls by Jacob Foxx is a Classic Tale of David Versus Goliath.
Freedom isn't free. There are times when people have sacrificed everything, even put their lives on the line against impossible odds to break free of tyranny. That inherent desire is how some have managed to achieve incredible victories in the face of certain defeat.
In the highly anticipated second book, The Fifth World: The Times That Try Men's Souls, Jacob Foxx, continues his epic tale as the settlers on Gaia struggle to be free from Earth's control. The Times That Try Men'sSouls is an explosive mix of political intrigue, post-apocalyptic survival, space travel, and violent revolution that will engross fans of Robert Heinlein's The Moon is a Harsh Mistress and Isaac Asimov's Foundation Series.
Their secret is out. The Gaian rebels hoped that by stopping the starship Prophet from returning to Earth, they could hide their existence and live in peace. They were wrong. Five years after the destruction of the Prophet, Earth has learned of the rebellion on planet Gaia and the plot of the mysterious Oraibi Brotherhood. A powerful army is sent over sixty light years to destroy the Oraibi and place Gaia back under Earth rule. Gaian Prime Minister Alex Newman faces an impossible choice of surrender or a war they are sure to lose. For his sister Becca, a survivor of the Prophet and witness to the ruthless brutality of Earth, the choice is simple. They must fight.
The Times That Try Men's Souls is the story of a rebellion against a totalitarian world order that has devastated and oppressed Earth. Their heroic fight against overwhelming odds is a testament to the human spirit and its inherent desire to live free.
An action packed page-turner, The Times That Try Men's Souls:
Explores the cyclical nature of history and loosely parallels the Colonists and British during the American Revolution
Reveals the fundamental strategies of revolutionaries throughout history: guerrilla warfare, low-intensity battles and the willingness to endure a long and bloody war
Exposes the universal conflict between small, but determined rebel forces against powerful international alliances that intend to conquer them
Depicts the controversial belief in a universal right to keep and bear arms
Examines the power of faith and prophecy in an age of reason and science
"The Times That Try Men's Souls is best classified as social science fiction with elements of hard technology, including future weaponry," says Foxx. "It focuses strongly on humanity as a whole and our future as a civilization. It is at its core, optimistic about our future and a tribute to the human spirit."
Foxx was born and raised outside of Chicago, Illinois. By middle school he was a Trekkie, obsessed with its futuristic technologies particularly space travel and phasers. In college he studied government, religion, and philosophy. In between study sessions, he worked on a fictional timeline examining the future of humanity five centuries from today. After college he attended law school where he spent his very limited down time on refining the timeline focusing on the potential impact of new technologies on law, society, and political institutions. The timeline became the basis for Oraibi series. When he is not writing, Foxx works as a regulatory consultant for small biotech companies in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The Times That Try Men's Souls is available on Net Galley, www.Amazon.com,www.BarnesandNoble.com, iBookstore and bookstores nationwide.