Thursday, October 7, 2010

Author Spotlight: Philip Stott and Another World

Scientist, educator, and author Philip Stott takes us on a harrowing journey back to the future.  The time: a few thousand years ago.  The place: a world we can barely imagine—and may not want to.  Here there is much to amaze, but there is also much to appall.  Here, all but a few have forgotten God; here, note but a few realize what is coming—terrifyingly—from above and beneath.  To enter that world is to risk seeing our own.  But enter it you should—the better to prepare yourself for another world that is soon to come.

Read the Excerpt!

After he had splattered his son’s brains out all over the sledway, it was all he could do to stop himself from burying his head in his hands and weeping in front of his men. He hated himself for striking that blow, but he’d had to do it. Couldn’t let him suffer for hours—no chance he could live with his guts torn and spilling out, not even if they could have got him to a doctor. Shouldn’t let anyone else finish him off, either.

But he’d had to put on a show of indifference. In a gang like this, the first sign of weakness would mean a knife in the back before the day was out.

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“An action-filled novel that combines Biblical and scientific themes.”

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Philip Stott was born in England in 1943. He studied at Manchester University, where he obtained B.S. (with honours) and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering. He lectured at universities in Nigeria and South Africa and carried out research in the analysis of geometrically nonlinear structures. He shared the Henry Adams Award for outstanding research in 1969. While lecturing at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, he studied biology. After leaving Wits he joined an engineering consulting firm. His ongoing interest in all aspects of science led to studies in mathematics and astronomy with the University of South Africa and, later, to four years of part-time research with the Applied Mathematics Department of the University of the Orange Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa.


After many years as a firm atheist, he was converted to Christianity in 1976. Following several years of studying the conflicting claims of secular science and Scripture, he actively entered the Creation/Evolution debate in 1989.


In 1992, he was invited to address a conference in Russia and since then has lectured, addressed conferences, and taken part in debates in eastern and western Europe, America, Canada, and southern Africa. Venues have included the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN), a UNESCO International Conference on the Teaching of Physics, and the Russian Academy of Sciences.


Philip Stott is married to Margaret (born Lloyd). They have two children, Robert and Angela; and two grandchildren, Sean and Julie. They live in Bloemfontein, South Africa.


You can read more about Philip and his novel, Another World at http://nordskogpublishing.com/book-another-world.shtml


1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Great to have you here today, Philip. Best of luck with your book.