Michael Smorenburg

A TROJAN AFFAIR - The S.K.A. at Carnarvon

A TROJAN AFFAIR - The S.K.A. at Carnarvon by Michael Smorenburg
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fiction Fiction, Politics
For readers of:Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Wilbur Smith, John Grisham, James Paterson
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PublisherQunard Pub
Publication Date15 April 2016
About the Book

Seventeen year old Dara arrives at the opposite end to his freethinking universe—the dusty village of Carnarvon, in South Africa's Northern Cape Province—a town with more churches than ATMs.

His mother, an astrophysicist on contract to build the $2.5-Billion SKA radio telescope array, the biggest scientific instrument in history, now calls this home.

But Carnarvon is a town that time forgot, a place where the long shadow of bigotry & apartheid still lurks.

It is no place for a boy who inherited the dark skin of his father’s Indian heritage to begin singing the praises of science—especially not when the local preacher has whipped resistance to the “Devil machine” to fever pitch, claiming as he does that it aims to prove Genesis wrong.


No, sir. Dara finds enemies much more quickly.

But he find friends too, friends in most unlikely places...

About the Author

Michael Smorenburg (b. 1964) grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. An entrepreneur with a passion for marketing, in 1995 Michael moved to California where he founded a business consultancy and online media and marketing engine. In 2003 he returned to South Africa where he launched then sold a security company. He now operates a property management company and writes full time.

Michael's greatest love is for the ocean and the environment. His passion is science, understanding the cosmos, and communicating the urgent need for reason to prevail over superstition.

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