Marc Corwin

The Optical Lasso​

The Fighting Fury, the Corps’ finest platoon, has been called in to conduct a search and rescue operation for several missing landing parties.

The Author

A glimpse of where the unique strands of The Optical Lasso originated:

The story depicts a creature lying dormant beneath the Earth’s crust for over 35,000 years, waiting patiently to transform a dying young boy into a world leader at a time of great need. In a similar fashion, it required a freak accident to release the tale of The Optical Lasso from the deep recesses of Marc Corwin’s mind, whose imagination has silently run amok since childhood, inside the Golden Age of comic books.

Carl Sagan, the great astronomer/philosopher stated, “One glance at (a book) and you hear the voice of another person – perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you.”

In 2015, such a voice spoke to a wide-eyed Marc Corwin, as he awoke uninsured, after his car hydroplaned off a rain-soaked highway, plummeting 25 feet straight into the desert floor outside Las Vegas, Nevada… compelling him to write this narrative of science fiction fantasy.

A story aided in part by the renowned Hollywood producers, the Mirisch brothers, close friends of Marc’s father, whose careers crossed paths in the theater business in Chicago. Classic hits such as the Pink Panther, West Side Story, In The Heat Of The Night, and Some Like It Hot, were introduced to the author at an early age, helping to broaden his midwestern outlook on life.

The unrestricted boundaries of rhythm and sound also were impactful. For Marc worked within his family’s chain of music stores as a teenager, which allowed the grand story telling of The Moody Blues, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, and The Temptations, amongst many others, play an influential role in his creative development which continues to this day.

Half the royalties earned from the sale of The Optical Lasso will be donated to the Grace Science Foundation to aid in the development of cost-effective cures for the over 7000 known rare diseases currently afflicting an estimated 350 million people worldwide.

Marc wishes to thank all who have provided support for this cause.

See the author on this video interview by Kathi Daimant (Emmy award winning KPBS television host), filmed by Andy Trimlett (Regional Emmy award winning producer):

About Kathi Diamant: As the author of the Geisel Award-winning Kafka’s Last Love: The Mystery of Dora Diamant, Kathi Diamant has presented over 200 book talks in the past decade, in venues from bookstores, libraries, and book clubs to international literary festivals. She has been interviewed for dozens of national and international newspapers, magazines, and on television and radio programs in the US, UK, Australia, and Europe, An Emmy-award winning television host, Kathi works as an on-air interviewer for local and national PBS pledge programs, and has taught television presentation skills at KPBS Public Broadcasting in San Diego.

About Andy Trimlett: Andy Trimlett has worked as a producer for KPBS for six years, and produced national television programs for Alternate Focus since 2004. He has worked as a producer, camera operator, editor, writer, and/or narrator for dozens of programs for Alternate Focus, KPBS, and PBS. He recently received a regional Emmy for a documentary he helped produce for KPBS.

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