Silhouettes And Shadows

"Humanity Follows The Earth, Earth Follows The Universe."

Fiction - Science Fiction
435 Pages
Reviewed on 09/12/2022
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Author Biography

Author and translator of five nonfiction books, Silhouettes and Shadows is Martin's first novel. It combines a love of science fiction, nonfiction, and actuality found in our contemporary world.
James R (Jim) Martin, is a writer, Emmy award-winning documentary film director, and professor. Formerly Director of Documentary Filmmaking at Full Sail University, Professor in Film Production Department, Columbia College Chicago.. Adjunct Professor University of Florida, Film Directing. International speaker/lecturer in China.

Film Credits include two Emmy nominations and an Emmy Award for PBS documentary - Fired-up Public Housing is My Home and Chicago Film Festival, Golden Plaque for Best Network Documentary. Emmy nomination for feature length documentary Wrapped In Steel broadcast nationally on PBS stations.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Trevor Otieno for Readers' Favorite

Silhouettes And Shadows combines the grim realities of current Earth's existence with a science-fiction possibility that could alter the course of humanity's history. Conflicts between powerful nations on Earth and the democracies of Western nations pose a threat to world peace. On the other hand, a family-run company called Arroyo Aerospace invents a potent tool that can travel into space and explore the solar system. Raoul Sr. and the crew are torn between informing the international government of their discovery and establishing a private company akin to the rocket-building firms run by Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos. Get a copy of this book by James R. Martin for more insights.

The plot and the characters are the two primary elements that made Silhouettes And Shadows easy to follow because they kept me turning the pages, and I learned a lot from both of them. James R. Martin’s book has helped me grasp how space flight will change in the future, which is why I respect his work so much. Martin masterfully blends fiction with non-fiction, keeping me on the edge of my seat. The editing was done professionally. This is a book I wholeheartedly suggest to readers of fiction and non-fiction since the two genres are exceptionally well interwoven in Martin’s work.