Debut Sci-Fi Novel New Pompeii Garnering Positive Reviews
Up-and-coming author Daniel Godfrey’s debut science fiction novel, New Pompeii, has arrived. Interestingly, New Pompeii has elements from a variety of others genres, such as history, politics, and even fantasy, and we’re pretty excited to start reading because it has a great hook.
New Pompeii Synopsis
In the near future, energy giant Novus Particles develops the technology to transport objects and people from the deep past to the present. Their biggest secret: New Pompeii. A replica of the city hidden deep in central Asia, filled with Romans pulled through time a split second before the volcano erupted.
Historian Nick Houghton doesn’t know why he’s been chosen to be the company’s historical advisor. He’s just excited to be there. Until he starts to wonder what happened to his predecessor. Until he realizes that NovusPart has more secrets than even the conspiracy theorists suspect.
Until he realizes that NovusPart has underestimated their captives.
The novel has been well received, including the following from its Publishers Weekly review, “Debut novelist Godfrey puts in a lot of historical detail, comparing and contrasting the modern and ancient political schemers looking to turn situations to their own advantage. The ethics of time travel are also explored with intriguing results.” Daniel Godfrey has also been drawing comparisons to Michael Crichton for his work on New Pompeii, which is definitely impressive.
The premise is a rich one, exploring ideas like how an ancient civilization would fare if it was taken out of its native time and transplanted in modern times. Even better, in a recent interview with SFF World, Godfrey revealed that he’s working on a sequel:
I’m well on with a sequel: New Pompeii was written as a standalone novel, but there’s a few aspects of the idea I’m pleased to be getting the chance to further explore.
If this sounds like a must-read for you, head over to Amazon and pick a copy up.
Featured Image: The Last Day of Pompeii