New Science Fiction at Page 1 Books

Mark G. Cosman, graduate of New Mexico Highlands University and creator of a community honors program, will be at Page One Books at 6:30pm on Thursday, March 10, to talk about and sign his science fiction novel, Descent of the Gods.

The book is described as such: "In their self-indulgent realm, the gods know no suffering until the end of their time. Compassion is the only portal through which they can escape the self and its eventual demise, but without suffering, compassion cannot be recognized. Thus they seek compassion in the human domain where happiness and sorrow abound. Once there, they engineer a superior humanoid race and are soon distracted by the delight they find in the daughters of men. The gods become the extraterrestrial visitors of our collective memory. The ageless story follows the adventures of the god Quay, his love of Daya, a humanoid, and their entanglement in the eternal web of impermanence, unrelenting consequences and death amidst a background of war, famine and geologic cataclysm."

Cosman's writing began when his daughter, Berlyn, was murdered at her high school prom party. It was when he left the rubble of his beliefs and assumptions to go in search of the most profound questions we ask ourselves. His first book, A Flower in the Snow, and his latest works, Descent of the Gods and The Kids from the River, are the result of that odyssey. A graduate of New Mexico Highlands University, Cosman created and marketed a series of "Salutes to Working Kids" where luminaries from Los Angeles' entertainment community honor working young people and proceeds provide supplemental university scholarships. He lives in Albuquerque.