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Social Commentary through Fiction

Activist Uses Science Fiction, Psychological Drama to Highlight Societal Ills

Rapid City, S.D. Author Ace Lundon shares two completely different stories in his book, Through the Needle's Eye/Legend of the Planet Itnava (now available through AuthorHouse).

The first story, Through the Needle's Eye, is a psychological drama about wealth, politics, religion, medical science and the AIDS virus, an unseen enemy. Three friends join to battle the bigotry which threatens America.

A reflection of the last two decades and a commentary on the plague of the century, Lundon says Through the Needle's Eye is about people more than it is about the lethal virus.

"This book isn't about AIDS," he writes. "It's about fear and family, bigotry and courage."

The second story, The Legend of the Planet Itnava, is Lundon's foray into science fiction as social commentary. The high council of Itnava has decided to send a second colonization to the planet Earth. However, the crew of the flagship Eyks realizes how different this mission will be from the first colonization when they see what human beings have become. In an attempt to save the planet and the galactic order of the galaxies, the crew is forced to become human beings. "It would be their greatest challenge to pull another being fron the depths of a hole without lowering themselves into that hole," Lundon writes.

Lundon has lived an extremely full 75 years. Born in Beresford, S.D., in 1936, Lundon was raised on a farm. He attended several colleges and studied English, abnormal psychology and counseling, social science, biblical history and theology, journalism, history and public relations. Though he is a lifelong Republican, Lundon is an activist for women's rights and minority rights. He devoted a portion of his life in the 1950's and 1960's to evangelism as a youth pastor, and he is a firm believer in the separation of church and state. After spending most of his life in the closet, he is now an advocate of gay rights. Lundon has also worked as a syndicated columnist, reporter, movie reviewer and the managing editor of two national publications: Zipper magazine and The Coast To Coast Times, a homophile newspaper with the second largest circulation in the United States in the 1970's. After losing his soul mate, Patrick John Algarin, to AIDS, Lundon became a board member of the Nevada AIDS Foundation and raised more than $10,000.00 for a memorial. His first book, an autobiography titled, The Closets Are Empty The Dining Room's Full, was published in 1993.

AuthorHouse Publishing press release for newspapers written by Karen Green. AuthorHouse is a premier publishing house for emerging authors and new voices in literature.

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