ratings · Published: Nov 16th, 2012
While exploring the ruins of an underwater city in 1966, archaeologist William Kirk encounters a mysterious figure he believes may be the last living sea nymph. Though initially he is convinced that he's hallucinating, it is soon revealed that the entity is not only very real, but is guarding a secret with the power to change the world forever...or destroy it. It is a secret that some members of the expedition would kill to unveil. And Kirk, once bonded with the enigmatic woman, must decide how far he will go--and what he is willing to sacrifice--to protect her.
But her true origins may be even more shocking than the secret she guards.
"Calypso" blends emotional complexity with a story rich in detail to create a marriage of classic hard science fiction and philosophical morality tales. What results is a novel that is challenging, rewarding, and unforgettable.
About the Author:
Brent Saltzman is an author and film critic born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area.