Book 1 of the Tartarus Chronicles


By Keith A. Robinson

Earth-based science fiction, portals, dystopian underground world
Recommended for ages 12 - adult
Contains mild violence and half-human/animal hybrids


Gunther Lueschen, a particle physicist, gets pulled through a mysterious portal and transported two hundred years into the future to an exotic underground world inhabited by other humans from earth. Despite the society’s advanced technology, the people are unable to find a way to return home. But when Gunther himself develops the technology, it is taken from him by a malevolent force and modified to be a powerful weapon.

With the aid of an unlikely mix of companions, Gunther seeks to take back his invention and re-open the portals. Standing in his way are genetically altered soldiers, technologically enhanced humans, and corrupt government officials. Yet even greater than these obstacles are the questions that arise about the nature of truth – questions that challenge the very core of his beliefs.



"A thoroughly enjoyable read with great characters and a compelling, suspenseful story propelled by lots and lots of action. For me, the icing on the cake is the enlightening apologetics information masterfully woven into the story."

Joe Barruso

Emmy Award Winning Director/Producer




... Can a person have morality apart from a belief in God?

... What is the nature of truth?

... How can a person determine what is true?

... Is truth relative?

... What questions does each worldview/religion attempt to answer?

... What is the ultimate result of a government with an atheistic worldview?



... What limits should be placed upon the mixing of technology and human life?