Bestselling Author Mark Wakely Releases New Edition of “An Audience for Einstein This Holiday Season

Author Mark Wakely Releases Book that Challenges the Minds of Our Youth.

NEW ORLEANS, USA, December 10, 2019With the ongoing success of An audience for Einstein, author Mark Wakely releases an updated edition of his bestselling book. Enter Professor Percival Marlowe, a brilliant, elderly astrophysicist who’s dying, his greatest achievement still unfinished and now beyond his diminished means. Doctor Carl Dorning, a neurosurgeon, finally discovers a secret method of transplanting memories from one person to another thanks to Marlowe’s millions.

Miguel Sanchez, a homeless boy, agrees to become the recipient of Marlowe’s knowledge and personality in the unorthodox experiment, enticed by Dorning’s promises of intelligence, wealth, and respect but dangerously unaware that his own identity will be lost forever. What results is a seesaw battle for control of Miguel’s body as Marlowe learns to his dismay what his lifetime of arrogance and conceit has earned him. When Marlowe stumbles upon the shocking procedure Dorning used in desperation to succeed, the professor does what he must do to defeat Dorning and redeem himself at last.

Wakely stated in an interview with media influencer, blogger, and bestselling author, Dr. Melissa Caudle that he had a special reason for writing this book. Mark says, “The rapid, often unregulated advances in medical science that are beginning to alter what it even means to be human is a major issue hardly being discussed by the younger generations, yet it is those generations that will have to grapple with the consequences. I wrote An Audience for Einstein so that young adults can discuss and debate the pros and cons of “re-engineering” humans once that’s entirely possible. They’ll need to make wise, informed decisions as to which changes are for the good and which take away too much of our freedoms, our individual choices, and those very things that make each of us unique.”

The reviews for the book skyrocketed the book to success, and it has won many awards. Caudle said, “An Audience for Einstein is a must-read and belongs as one of the top books schools should have their students read. It is compelling as it is entertaining. As a retired high school principal, I strongly urge all school programs to adopt this book as part of the curriculum; and parents who are homeschooling their children should add it to their child’s mandatory reading list as well.”


Strange cutting-edge experiments involving the transferring of memories, as well as a touching story of human relationships, make An Audience for Einstein a lasting science fiction novel that explores the limits of humanity. The Huffington Post

Rooted in a strong morality tale, Mark Wakely’s An Audience for Einstein represents a great introduction into science fiction, especially for teens... a solid choice for any middle school classroom library. Brian Kelley, Walk the Walk Blog

This is a slick little science fiction story with good old hard science (astrophysics and neurology) compared to soft science (human development and family relations). I can appreciate stories based on either hard or soft science. Most others, I’m afraid, prefer hard science and the harder the better. This story should please both. Dan Shade, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show

Science is a major component in this original novel which is ultimately about people, choices and identifying right and wrong. Very satisfying and engaging. 

An Audience for Einstein is an intelligent, moving novel.  Philosophical, yet cleverly written.  As a first book, it jumps from the pages, forcing you to ponder the consequences of our actions.  That’s what good literature is supposed to do.  Flowers for Algernon was good, but An Audience for Einstein is better.  What’s next?  Movie?  Bravo Mr. Wakely, Tim Lasiuta, 

Wakely’s talents and imagination combine nicely with his background and “interest in all things scientific” in An Audience for Einstein.  The story is well crafted and fast-paced. Wakely’s characters are rich with human desires, fears, problems, foibles, and reality, and he teases and tempts them and the reader with possibilities, then taunts with doubts and questions. I was tugged into the in-depth self-examination and insight, and moral and ethical issues that haunt scientific endeavors—or should—while Wakely’s story crafting skills kept me engrossed in the tale. Well written, well told, and well worth the read, An Audience for Einstein is a bookshelf keeper. Charlene Austin,

A strongly recommended read for all fans of science fiction, as well as the general non-interest reader who enjoys a brilliant piece of fiction, An Audience for Einstein would make a popular addition to any community library’s science fiction collection. Midwest Book Review


First Place, 2006 EPPIE Best Science Fiction Novel First Place, 2003 Authorlink International New Author Award Best Debut Novel, Fountainhead Press 2002/03 National Writing Contest Finalist, International Writing Competition Spring 2003 Finalist, Dream Realm Awards Best Science Fiction Novel 2005


Mark Wakely grew up in a reasonably small town in Illinois, where the pace was deliberate in a comforting way, yet not too predictable. My hobbies included a steady “diet” of classic science fiction TV shows, which sparked my interest in the genre at an early age. I had an interest in all things scientific throughout high school and through my first year or so of college, and always assumed I would be an astronomer or biologist or some-such someday. It was when I took a few English classes only because they were required for graduation that I discovered something astonishing; I had an even greater interest in literature, particularly fiction writing. Science encourages discovery, of course; writing fiction does too. It’s a more personal kind of discovery, fiction writing is, and like science discoveries that add to our understanding of nature, good fiction adds to our understanding of the human condition and can have just as a significant impact on our lives. My first book, An Audience for Einstein, has gained remarkable success and I appreciate all the support.

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