Saving Mankind: New Young Adult Adventure Trilogy to Benefit Children’s Charity
EAST BRISBANE, Australia, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Move over, vampires, wizards and futuristic teenagers battling to the death: There’s a new young hero destined to save the post-apocalyptic world. IQ Smith is his name, short for Iqbal, and in the new Adventures of IQ Smith trilogy by Donald Stallman, the shy boy is all that stands between the tattered remains of humanity and extinction.
Book One of the IQ Smith series, Saving Mankind, thrusts IQ into the unlikely role of leader of the decimated human race. Only 200 people survive the catastrophic impact of a massive asteroid, and all of them — including the former President of the U.S. — are looking to IQ, a teenager with strange mental powers, to keep them alive and prevent them from becoming enslaved by the evil Van Demon and The Underling.
As in any good adventure yarn, IQ has a little help from his friends. Chastity, the President’s daughter; Roly, the larger-than-life Texan; and Albert Einstein Hawkins, eccentric and problem-solver extraordinaire, make up IQ’s inner circle and support him in his race to liberate the survivors from a doomed planet and propel them to a brighter future somewhere in space. But with evil forces determined to enslave the survivors, IQ finds himself at the center of a war like no other.
“[Saving Mankind is] the intriguing story of a young boy from Australia who finds himself with his family and others on a desperate mission for survival alongside the President of the United States,” wrote Geoff Crockett, managing editor of Australia’s Noosa Journal Weekender. “I found it hard to put the book down as IQ and his band of survivors were put to the test through all manner of adventures on the way to a thrilling and unexpected ending.”
IQ Smith stands apart from the crowd of young science fiction and fantasy protagonists in several ways, but one is significant: Stallman is donating $0.50 of the proceeds from every IQ Smith book to the Daniel Morcombe Foundation, an Australian charity dedicated to teaching children personal safety. Stallman’s goal is to raise $500,000 by 12/12/12, and if he sells one million copies, Stallman will increase his donation to the Foundation to $1 per book sold.
Learn more at http://iqsmith.com/.
About the Author
Donald Stallman, father of five and grandfather of seven, wrote Saving Mankind for his youngest son Harrison, now 14. At the time, the Stallmans were living on the South Pacific island of Vanuatu. Harrison and his older brother Tim helped with the story, and The Adventures of IQ Smith took shape as an epic adventure that appeals to readers of all ages. Saving Mankind, the first book of the trilogy, is available now for purchase in e-book format; a portion of the sales of IQ Smith books will support the Daniel Morcombe Foundation.
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