Halley's Casino: The Adventures of Nebula Yorkerby Mark J.G. Fahey
Halley's Casino is set in 1986. 26-year old Nebula Yorker (Neb to his friends), is patiently awaiting the return of Halley's Comet. He is about to discover that the world is not what it seems.
Upon the arrival of Halley's Comet, Neb is confronted by a mysterious stranger who literally swoops out of the night sky. What happens next will change the course of Neb's life and that of all he befriends.
This stranger (Mr. Tict) reveals to Neb that Halley's is not a comet at all, but an Intergalactic Casino that has been posing as a comet for countless years. Mr. Tict is the Concierge of the Casino and he has come back to Earth to recruit Neb as his assistant.
What happens next is an eye-opening experience for young Neb that no one on Earth can imagine. It can only be explained by watching old Star Trek reruns, while eating cheese sandwiches and drinking hot chocolate. From androids with attitude to a vast assortment of alien beings and historic individuals, with a touch of time travel from ancient Babylon to 1757 London and back to Rome of 12 BCE, Neb soon learns that his past, present and future have always lain in the stars above.
It's a rock and roll ride chock full of chaos, a formidable nemesis, drama, satire, humour, death and new beginnings, with revelations that Neb never saw coming.
Even John Lennon is amused!
Starting out on a quiet evening of star gazing, Nebula Yorker finds himself caught up in the most extraordinary time travel and planet saving adventure of a lifetime.
And that's only the beginning of what is to come.
If you could go back in time, where would you go?
Halley's Casio involves time travel, a favorite of many sci fi stories.
From 1705 England to stops in 1757 Halifax Nova Scotia to ancient Rome of 12 BEC.
I have always been intrigued and fascinated with ancient Rome.
From the Julius Caesar to the Appian Way.
Some may think that ancient Rome was brutal and unforgiving to the many that Rome conquered.
Most biblical movies would portray Rome as such and perhaps at times it was, but was it
any different than from today's modern world?
Did you know that Rome had indoor toilets? It's true.
Aqueducts carried water from miles away for this indoor invention hardly barbaric
would you not agree?
The ancient Romans developed many new techniques for buildings and construction of all types including concrete, Roman roads, Roman arches, and aqueducts. Public Health Programs: The Romans were great believers in healthy living.
Perhaps my love of ancient Rome is an illusion dreamed up on celluloid from the classic
British TV program "I Claudius" to "Quo Vadis" .
Maybe it's the clothing, the robes, the wine?
It would be interesting to time travel to this time period and Halley's Casino I believe
does cover it in a fashion that transports you to the home of Augustus Caesar and his wife Livia
Why not hop aboard Halley's Casino and find out more for yourself.
It's fun and witty adventure full of androids, aliens, satire, space, drama, love and loss
Rock n Roll ad much much more ( spoilers)
Mark JG Fahey*
About the Author
Mark JG Fahey is not I repeat not an alien, contrary to what you may have heard, though he swears he has been to space. Mark has dabbled in many undertakings throughout his Illustrious career from on-air reporting/host/ stand-up comic Messenger for the Prime Minister of Canada to name a few. His excellent culinary skills have entertained many far and wide.
Born in Ottawa, Ontario Canada and raised in Aylmer Quebec where he presently resides and can’t seem to find the way out. Mark continues to search…
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