Books by Mark Canter

ORCHARD OF MY EYE by Mark Canter
Released: Dec. 29, 2012

"Canter weaves together exciting action, tender relationships and plausible science in this thought-provoking thriller."
A method for providing artificial vision attracts the attention of a dangerous U.S. black-ops intelligence organization in Canter's latest thriller. Read full book review >
DOWN TO HEAVEN by Mark Canter
Released: Dec. 24, 2012

"A striking sci-fi adventure."
A convincing sci-fi thriller about a pair of modern-day scientists who discover an ancient Chinese colony in the jungles of South America. Read full book review >
SECOND NATURE by Mark Canter
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"Confidently told sci-fi sure to reel in adventure fans."
In Canter's (Down to Heaven, 2012) latest novel, a mysterious young woman escapes from a high-tech military research lab. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 12, 2012

"A compelling what-if story about an approachable, human Jesus."
In Canter's (Second Nature, 2011, etc.) latest novel, a paleographer discovers an ancient text recounting Jesus' missing years. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 25, 2010

"Somewhere in this Vook is a great rock movie waiting to be made. But for lovers of rock lore, this will do until it comes out."
Oral history of the making of an iconic rock album. Read full book review >
EMBER FROM THE SUN by Mark Canter
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

Neanderthals (who disappeared from the world 40,000 years ago) get a new lease on life in this impressive, engrossing debut novel. While visiting his Indian homeland, Yute Nahadeh (who forsook Alaska to become a world-class paleoanthropologist) unearths from an ice cave a perfectly preserved young woman of great antiquity. Yute smuggles his find back to a Seattle lab and discovers that she was pregnant at her death. Eager to study what he's convinced will be a Neanderthal offspring, the young scientist pays a runaway Indian girl to take the embryo to term. After the birth of a healthy baby girl, however, the surrogate mother refuses to let Yute have her. In consequence, the child grows up as Ember Ozette in a remote fishing village on the Washington State coast. Endowed with a glowing golden skin, speech impediments, a strapping physique, and far greater strength than contemporaries of either sex, Ember appreciates early on that she's very different from other kids. In the meantime, Yute, who has been observing his protÇgÇ from afar, makes contact with Ember and, in desperation, kidnaps her. Unwilling to serve as a living lab specimen, Ember escapes his clutches and heads north to her ancestral home in Alaska. Once there, she learns that a gold-mining enterprise is going to destroy a subterranean burial ground housing her people. Desperate to preserve her heritage, Ember takes on the villainous exploiters. In the ensuing donnybrook, Yute redeems himself by saving Ember's life (at the cost of his own) and a cavern full of so-called Heart-Talkers who can be cloned. At the close, Ember, who has given birth to a son, settles into a remote Alaskan valley that promises to prove a happy hunting ground for the prehistoric humans whose revival she presages. An effective blend of scientific fact and shamanistic fancy, one that weaves a genuinely magic spell. (First printing of 100,000; Literary Guild selection; author tour) Read full book review >