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Author Gary Carter

About the Author

Gary Carter was born in San Diego California where he attended Sweetwater High School and San Diego State University as a science major. He now lives in, and owns a small plant nursery, in Port Orford, Oregon. He is the author of Jump Start, a science fiction thriller concerning the origin of dragons, For the Good of the Many, a national award winning (MWSA) military/political thriller and Mystic Summer, a story of young love set in a bigoted and racially charged Southern California town in 1954. Gary is also the author of two poetry books with several award winners in each.

The Cedars of Lebanon


Author: Gary Carter

Hardback ISBN: 9781629899046

Paperback ISBN: 9781629899053

eBook ISBN: 9781629899060

Genre: Science Fiction/Suspense

Release Date 04/16/2018

After an all-out war in the Mideast renders that portion of the world uninhabitable and threatens to destroy the rest of Earth with its repercussions, three women are sent back in time to ancient Phoenicia and the Levant (circa 600 BC ) to collect seeds, plant cuttings and seedlings from the now devastated area in an effort to bring them home and propagate them and restore the area before it is too late to salvage our planet. 

But the girls don't return as scheduled, prompting those in charge to send a rescue mission in an effort to find them and bring them home. Will the rescue mission not find the girls, or find them dead, destroying any remaining chances to save planet Earth? Or have they been captured by King Nebuchadnezzar and his armies and tortured and marched off to Babylon with thousands of other captives to help build the city he envisions will one day rule the world?

Mars Calling


Author: Gary Carter

Paperback ISBN: 9781955086738

eBook ISBN: 9781955086745

Genre: Science Fiction

Release Date 09/05/2021

A young, married couple with no skills and trouble making ends meet on overcrowded Earth takes up an offer to travel to Mars and work there, Luis Bellandia in the mines, and Jo Anne as a cleaning woman and kitchen helper. Two months out from Earth, on their six-month journey to the Red Planet, a meteorite shower shreds the space mirror that warms the north polar ice cap that supplies the mining colony with most of its water, now no longer possible. Arriving on Mars, Luis and Jo Anne find the dome's park plants and victory gardens, dead from the now strictly rationed water, supplied by a few inadequate aquifers and ice shipped from both poles to keep the colony going.

Jo Anne, a plant lover and avid gardener, finds that she cannot tolerate the desolation after several months on the dead planet and becomes severely depressed. She decides to return home on the next available ship, thus voiding her contract and forfeiting the promised $200,000 when she completes her three-year contract. Wanting to stay, Luis becomes angry, the couple becomes estranged and no longer communicate with each other. However, several days before Jo Anne is scheduled to leave, an anomaly occurs on the Red Planet that forever changes the future of Luis and Jo Anne, Mars and all of mankind.

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