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Burt Grimes calls Beau Walker a telepath, empath, or psychopath?
To find the answer, visit the Excerpt page, then send answer to and specify your e-format.
Hint: See Chapter 1, but don’t miss the Prologue)


Readers’ Favorite Paranormal Finalist: Honorable Mention  2016


Authors Talk About It Sci-Fi Paranormal Finalist
Winner to be announced 11/1/16


EPIC, the Electronic Publishing Internet Coalition, chose The SHIVA Syndrome as one of four 2016 eBook science fiction finalists.

EPIC finalist

International Book Awards chose The SHIVA Syndrome as one of two science fiction finalists.
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Bookvana chose The SHIVA Syndrome as one of two finalists in Visionary Fiction


UniversalCreativityInc14  selected The SHIVA Syndrome as 2nd place in the Best Fiction Award Contest

universalcreativityinc14 Best Mystery--Thriller Fiction Award


A professor and parapsychology researcher discovers a key to mankind’s evolution or destruction in this debut thriller. Beau Walker is a man without a field… 
In the Russian city of Podol’sk, a project partially based on Walker’s work has gone horribly awry, killing thousands and leaving traces of mysteries that threaten humanity’s scientific understanding. Discovering what occurred, and how to prevent it from happening again, falls on Walker and his new friends… 
But as secrets and revelations accumulate, the team’s combined knowledge and abilities may be inadequate to stop what’s coming…
Joshua writes with a sure hand, managing to squeeze in many discussions and esoteric concepts, ranging from mythic structures to neuropsychology to remote viewing, while keeping the dialogue realistic and sharp…Joshua allows the surfeit of information to proceed naturally from the characters’ words and thoughts. Because of this fluidity, the characters react in believable ways, even when the plot developments, which borrow from quantum physics, anthropology, and psychology, inspire incredulity…Joshua has crafted an appealing protagonist in Walker. Short-tempered, kind, thoughtful yet impulsive, he is a flawed but ultimately heroic character, and serves as a narrative linchpin throughout this absorbing story.
Deft dialogue, crisp plotting, and a likable central figure make this multidisciplinary scientific adventure an exuberant and involving read.


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39 thoughts on “THE SHIVA SYNDROME

    • Thank you Ruth.
      Why not enter the giveaway here?
      Send in your email and e-format. I’ll be sending The SHIVA Syndrome to random winners.
      Check the review of Amazon and Goodreads.


  1. Hi Alan, your book sounds interesting, I haven’t read sci-fi before, not sure I would enjoy it as I am not a fan outside of reading. But I am intrigued by what I have read and your cover is pretty cool. Thanks for being apart of this giveaway, I love these hops as it allows to meet new authors and new genre.


  2. Your new to me but it looks like you keep busy between your books and the contest your involved in. I appreciate all you and the other authors do for your fans and for us who are just getting to know your work. I look forward to reading what you wrote. I haven’t read sci-fi yet so I’m not sure if I will like it or not but I’m going to give it a try. Thank you again for all you do for us.


    • Tammie,
      You’re right. I do keep busy, but I have a psychology practice as well.
      Thanks for your appreciation. It helps the solitude of writing.
      I also look forward to your reading. Although you said “I haven’t read sci-fi yet,” this is the reaction of a Goodreads reader: Edith Jones rated it 5 stars. “I am not a science fiction reader, but I love mysteries and thrillers. The Shiva Syndrome kept my attention from beginning to end. The mystery element is very well done and I could not wait to see where the story went next. As much a mystery as science fiction, the story never slowed down; and even though it’s a big book, I read it in a little over a day. Admittedly, I’m a fast reader.”
      SHIVA is not pure sci-fi…and not a fast, superficial beach read. Some readers “get” the whole picture; some only parts. It will depend on what you give it.
      Feel free to contact me if you get bogged down.


    • Hello Kristina,
      Please do read SHIVA. That is, if you’re a sci-fi/paranormal/thriller fan.
      If you see some of the reviews, it’s not a beach read. Be prepared to think and question.
      Happy St. Pat’s to you as well. This is the day when everyone’s an Irishman.


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