By Donald Lambert The Northern Virginia Daily
Authors James Davison and Raymond Eddy have released an alternate history novel on nuclear weapons, nuclear power, and their impacts on humanity.
The novel, titled “Trinity 3.11: Amiko, Empress of the Kensho Era,” follows Japanese scientist Akira Nishihana and American scientist Raymond Savage, who forge an alliance and try to prevent nuclear devastation shortly after the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan, on Aug. 9, 1945.
Meanwhile, Nishihana’s niece, Amiko Tokugawa, meets and marries Elijah, Savage’s son, and the two embark on a mission of their own to expose the dangers surrounding nuclear energy after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant meltdown in 2011.
Davison said the novel, which was released in May, is “speculative fiction” — which takes real-life events and science and meld it into a narrative that is speculative in nature. The characters in the book live in a world that was changed by the nuclear bomb drops in Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end World War II and nuclear disasters like the meltdown at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986.
Davison, who worked in the federal government for 30 years, said that he met Eddy in 2014. Eddy works on disaster research in Washington, D.C., to help prevent crises — like the events at Chernobyl — from happening again. He had just published a report on the Fukushima disaster. Davison said he read the report and they had several conversations about it.
Eddy said that he hopes that the lessons from nuclear disasters help the public understand the dangers of nuclear radiation on the environment.
“A lot of these disasters were man-made,” he said. “Events like the Fukushima disaster could’ve been prevented.”
“Trinity 3.11: Amiko, Empress of the Kensho Era” is the first book of a trilogy. Eddy said that the pair are close to finishing the second book, and the outline for the third book has been completed.
“We’re looking for a sponsor to get the word out for the next few books and to get the word out for the first book,” he said.
To purchase the book, visit https://www.amazon.com/Trinity-3-11-Amiko-Empress-Kensho/dp/1096670755/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=trinity+3.11&qid= 1578148013&sr=8-1.
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