April 6, 2021—Plymouth, Massachusetts

Today marks the release of the much-anticipated sci-fi novel, Carbon Neutral, by Massachusetts engineer Richard Cutler. The book is now available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other major retailers. 10% of the publisher’s proceeds will be donated to animal rescues.

After a successful space mission on a fleet of Star Ships, Earth’s best and brightest minds return to find their planet ravaged by a viral catastrophe. Without leadership or direction, the loosely reorganized United Nations Stellar Commission (UNSC) sits in a state of stagnation. 

The newly appointed commissioners of the UNSC must decide whether or not to risk the four functional Star Ships that remain in the hope of discovering another inhabitable planet. What they don’t realize is that there are other forces at work, gathering power on Earth and, possibly, in the skies. 

When the travelers encounter a powerful being who cannot recall his past, they discover that helping each other might open just the right doors for everyone. Working as a team, they make a discovery that could change the future of mankind-if they can make it out alive.

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Editorial Reviews

“Anyone who is a science fiction fan will like this book. It has a very interesting plot line combined with fascinating extra-terrestrial life forms that keep the reader engaged from the beginning of the book until the final chapter.” – Dr. Anne Giblin, Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole

“I was completely drawn in while reading this book. It is written with an extensive level of expertise, so much so, that it is very easy to believe the realism of the details. As is incumbent for a science fiction novel, there is a masterful balance between the scientific details and the creative storyline.” – Mackenzie Wells, University of Georgia

About the Author

Richard Cutler is an engineer who dwells on historical events and future possibilities-combining these with a cynical view of what some believe led to his first book, Course Correction and now Carbon Neutral. When not writing, he restores early 1900s automobiles, or he and his wife, Gini, and their cat, Maggie, go cruising. He resides in a small town in Massachusetts not far from the ocean.


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