"Abyss is a wake-up call about our energy addiction.
Inventive, dramatic, with jaw-dropping new energy
ideas, you won’t be able to put it down." - US Senator Byron Dorgan
The world is running out of useable energy in the form of oil and natural gas, the supplies of which are rapidly dwindling, in the form of coal which pollutes the air we breathe leading toward a runaway greenhouse effect and nuclear fission, the by product of which will remain a horrific threat for more than 100,000 years.
Solar energy is vastly too inefficient with current technologies, as are wind farms, which depend completely on the capricious nature of weather.
But the solution is at hand in the world’s three great ocean currents-the Gulf Stream along the U.S. East Coast all the way to Europe, the Humboldt along the west coasts of South and North America and the Agulhas along the African continent.
A multi-trillion dollar, multi-national World Energy Needs (WEN) project is the result of a series of papers five years ago by Dr. Evelyn (Eve) Larsen in which she proposed placing giant water turbines in the three ocean currents, bringing the power they generate ashore on underwater cables and plugging them into the present day electrical grids, which would have to be greatly expanded as the project developed.
"In Abyss, David Hagberg deftly blends
action and cutting-edge technology into a
well-crafted, intelligent thriller that scores
a knock-out reminiscent of classic Clive
Cussler, while delivering a vital message.
I love this guy, and Abyss is one of his best."
- Abyss is an eco-thriller in which the science and technology of the
environment are weaved into the plot. Hagberg uses real discoveries of
alternate means of getting energy and explores realistic enemies that would
stop at nothing to prevent their hold on our energy supply from slipping.
- Hagberg explores a way to farm clean, endless energy from the ocean’s
currents—and how to alter the planet’s weather for the better. He has done
extensive research on the actual existence of this energy, and the methods
that are presently being developed to harness it.
—Douglas Preston, New York Times
bestselling author of Impact
Due for publication June 2011, Forge Hardcover
Hardcover: 544 pages
Publisher: Forge Books
Pub date: June, 2011