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Extract from the Local Press


Vernon Yarker’s ‘Dark Matter Transit’ puts worm holes and warp drives aside, putting true to all scientific theories in a novel unlike anything else on the shelves.
One critic recently wrote, “What a delight to find a good story. A really well written book that is a good read for Si-Fi enthusiasts and anyone who likes a book that is fiction but also is quite believable.”

Those reading Vernon J. Yarker’s latest novel may think the story was ripped right from a Hollywood screenwriters’ meeting. In fact, it was inspired by actual scientific theory, before becoming fused with the author’s own boundless imagination

It results in a cocktail of a novel called ‘Dark Matter Transit’, where readers step aboard a huge alien spaceship and throw their expectations right out of the window.


Believable Science Fiction.

Your journey starts on a derelict World War II airfield that has an illustrious and embattled past and will one day regain its pride by becoming one of the most important parcels of ground on the planet.

The story soon takes you to join the QvO, which is a monstrous size alien spaceship which is lurking hull down behind the moon and is studying Earth’s surface and monitoring its public broadcasting systems. The QvO is so large that deck-by-deck its floor space would exceed the entire surface area of some of the countries on Earth.

Through an accident of technology and nature a lone Earthman becomes a member of the crew of the QvO and he experiences adventure after adventure as the giant ship transverses the cosmos.

The ship itself utilises Dark Matter Transit a new, method of travel which renders worm hole and hyperdrive theory as yesterday’s technology.

Travels through dark matter are not without risk because there are hard to predict eddy currents in dark matter and for the unfortunate these can toss a spaceship thousands of light years beyond, of even in the opposite direction to its intended target.

On your way you face many adventures including meeting the Devourers which are a space creature similar but much larger than the pterodactyl. These sinister animals descend upon a planet in their trillions and devour all vegetation and biological life on it before departing to find new hunting grounds

You have to think big in space because when the resources of entire planetary systems are diverted to defence and to waging war then even local space is a very large area to defend and fleets numbering more than one-hundred thousand vessels are not uncommon.

“I wanted to write something that preserves the hallmarks of science fiction that readers have come to expect, but also packs in a ton of original material,” explains the author. “There’s a poignant romance, a trip across the cosmos and a shedload of classic science fiction that Einstein would be proud of!”

Continuing, “Initial feedback has been extremely positive. The story is really resonating with readers and many are commenting on the believability of the narrative’s scientific undertone. It’s a good thing, because I’m currently finishing up volume two and intend to release it very soon.”

Reviews have been glowing. Albert Verschuuren comments, “Very enjoyable read, believable and extremely well researched. the type of book you read from beginning to end because you can't put it down.”

Jerry adds, “Like all good Sci Fi, the most disturbing aspect of Vernon Yarker's debut book is its believability. This is no fantasy fiction but rather an exploration of the possible. Vernon Yarker carefully explains how humanity on Earth is, in fact, a quaint ‘reservation’ viewed from afar by more advanced life-forms who, careful never to leave a trace of their existence, are monitoring our ‘development’ – until that fateful day, when through luck and happenstance, Corporal Geoffrey Holder mysteriously disappears from RAF Greenbrook.”