About the Book
Book 6: Delphi in Space Series
by Bob Blanton
LATEST BOOK IN EPIC SPACE SAGA EXPLORES HOW
ALL LIFEFORMS CAN COEXIST
On the continued quest for a harmonized society on Earth and beyond, author Bob Blanton brings attention to the civilians most in need of peace, societal advancements, and equality with the sixth installment of his popular Delphi in Space series, Delphi Federation (April 7, 2020 [Paperback], April 21, 2020 [eBook]).
The best-selling science fiction series follows two brothers, Marc and Blake McCormack,who unleash new technology that will forever improve our dying environment while making a nice profit to boot. With the arrival of Marc’s daughter Catie, they begin introducing the new technology while fighting off enemies and foreign countries who fear the technology will disrupt their economies. It’s not long before the alien rebels from Paraxea come to claim the technology for themselves, starting a galactic war of the ages that spans the next five books Blanton has planned.
In Delphi Federation, the McCormacks have successfully defeated the Paraxean rebels, but now face an even tougher question: where do they go from here? As they are now responsible for 1.5 million alien lives, they must search for other inventions and advancements in technology that will help them find a good home for the Paraxeans. All while they continue to disperse technology across the globe. Their plans hit a snag when their clinic in Guatemala gets taken over by a cartel boss.
As moving to space, along with other technological and economical advancements, may not be decades away like we once assumed, Blanton explores the benefits of space habitation through the McCormack family’s epic adventures, leaving any space lover itching to pack their bags. With his forceful yet focused writing style, Delphi Federation also puts a spotlight on various underdeveloped countries and habitats outside our atmosphere, encouraging readers to appreciate what we have in the present and pay attention to a future that’s more reality than space fantasy. When the sky is no longer the limit, the possibilities to create a better world are endless.
About the Author
BOB BLANTON began the Delphi in Space Series after retiring to the beach in Mexico with his wife. An avid reader, he began thinking of novel ideas and becoming a writer after graduating from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to his writing career, Blanton worked as an engineer and manager in San Diego for over 30 years. He is also the author of The Stone Series trilogy and plans to continue his Delphi in Space Series well beyond his 2020 release, Delphi Federation. Learn more about Blanton on his website and connect with him on Facebook and GoodReads.
Q: What makes Delphi Federation and the Delphi in Space Series different than other science fiction books that take place in space?
Bob Blanton: I focus on fun and adventure while keeping the science as realistic as possible. Generally, I find some scientific basis for my alternate science. These characters have grown throughout the series, but from the beginning I painted them as capable, making the situations as realistic as possible, saying what would be the likely response to a given situation.
Q: The characters in the series live in space, and some scientists and entrepreneurs believe we’re closer than ever to making that a reality. What are your thoughts on having a society in space?
BB: Outer Space is just another piece of real estate. We’re already learning about manufacturing processes that are best suited to space and microgravity through the ISS2. The asteroid belt will undoubtedly be an important source for raw materials that are becoming even more scarce on Earth. Investors are viewing the first forays into space as more adventure, novelty oriented. Eventually we’ll have a manufacturing presence which will require a larger, more permanent presence.
Q: Many science fiction books warn about technological advancements over time, but the series does the opposite. What do you think are some advantages of technology?
BB: Technology is a means to an end. It doesn’t have a political or emotional component, that comes from people who are trying to avoid the disruption it causes in one’s life. It’s difficult to predict what will happen as it becomes integrated into our lives. Just imagine the first portable phones, they were huge, but who would leave the house today without their smartphone. Technology unleashes the human mind to accomplish great and amazing things, unfortunately criminals also have imaginations.
Q: You also highlight different regions in your book that are more vulnerable and may not be able to handle such advancements, such as Ukraine and Guatemala. What is your hope in bringing awareness to these countries and their issues?
BB: It’s easy to look at underdeveloped countries and write their situations off as their own fault. That ignores the enormous damage that a colonial economy did and does to countries that are relegated to sources of raw material and cheap labor. The average people in those countries are doing the best they can with the hand they’ve been dealt. When presented with unbiased opportunities, they can step up and make a much better life for themselves. Unfortunately, the wealthy and powerful in those countries prefer the status quo. Corruption favors them; who would clean their houses if everyone had a high school education.