Local author Ed Miracle recently released his science fiction novel Maker Messiah in paperback and ebook formats on Amazon. Set partially in Tracy, Livermore, Oakland and Berkeley, Maker Messiah presents the turbulent story of a new technology that dethrones the world's power elites while it empowers ordinary citizens. Are these Maker machines a Trojan horse to destroy civilization, or is their creator a secular messiah bent on releasing humankind from its seven billion existential ruts?

The author believes readers will enjoy Maker Messiah because “It's more than the sum of its parts. It's a vision to die for.”

Ed Miracle lives with his wife in an adobe house they built together near Livermore. Miracle is a university graduate who served six years in the U.S. Navy Submarine Service. Now retired from his computer systems career at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, he continues to support his community as a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical responder. His award-winning personal narrative “Submarine Dreams” and sample chapters fronm Maker Messiah are available as free downloads from www.edmiracle.com.