Thursday, April 19, 2012

POLAR CITY RED -- a climate novel about global warming and mankind's future -- PRESS RELEASE

Oklahoma author Jim Laughter is at it again! Just in time for Earth Day 2012, Jim’s new climate novel, Polar City Red is being published worldwide in paperback, Kindle, Nook, and all other electronic formats.
Polar City Red, is a fiction set in the Arctic Circle in the year 2075 after global warming destroys the Earth’s ecosystem and forces millions of people to migrate to the polar regions above the Arctic Circle to escape the heat and destruction of the major continents.

The characters include a Russian scientist, a migrant family, a crusty old hunter, a military combat squadron, and a whole host of other interesting and believable characters just trying to survive in an isolated geodesic city in the frozen tundra at the base of the Yukon Mountains.
The New York Times says that the idea of polar cities is “A thought experiment that might prod people out of their comfort zone on climate.''

Leading global warming activist and author of Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth, Dr. James Lovelock says, “We cannot regard the future of the civilized world in the same way as we see our personal futures. The planet may have already passed the tipping point on global warming.”
WHO IS JIM LAUGHTER? After graduation from Kellyville High School in 1971, Laughter enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he served tours of duty in Texas, the Philippines, Louisiana, Japan, and England. He spent 20-years active duty and retired as a Master Sergeant in 1991. He and Wilma, his wife of 40 years, live in Mounds, Oklahoma just south of Tulsa.

Jim Laughter's aerlier books include a co-authored young adult science fiction series called Galactic Axia. At present, there are four books available in this series -- Escape to Destiny, The Horicon Experience, Space Trader, and Ghost in the Dark. His most challenging book is his novel, From Victim to Hero -- The Untold Story of Steven Stayner, the true crime story of a 7-year old boy from Merced, California that was kidnapped while walking home from school and held captive for seven years before escaping from his captor and rescuing another kidnapped child, returning the second child to his family.

Jim will be appearing at the Will Rogers Public Library in Claremore on Monday, April 23 at noon, and at the Oklahoma Writer’s Federation, Inc., famous authors autograph party at the Embassy Suites on Saturday, May 5.
He’ll also be speaking at the Kellyville Public Library on Friday, June 1 at 10 am. He welcomes speaking invitations from schools, rotary clubs, libraries, or any other public or private forum. To see his website visit

Laughter published 2 books in 2011 -- The Apostle Murders, a novel about a serial killer that believes God has called him to recreate the martyrdom of the original apostle of Jesus Christ. The Apostle Murders made the bestseller list in the United Kingdom in three categories.

Jim also released his first children's book in 2011. Strangers in the Stable is a full-color 3-D illustrated look at the nativity from the viewpoint of the animals in the stable on the night of Christ's birth. The voice of the book is that of the mother in a family of goats that are displaced by the holy family when there was no room in the inn.

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