A note from Captain Alfred S. McLaren, USN (Ret.), Ph.D.

“Pete Capelotti in his exciting new novel Nautilus, set primarily in Arctic Svalbard, skillfully weaves a fascinating tale of undersea archeological intrigue, treachery, and possibility. Written on the premise that Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas and The Mysterious Island were actually journals, the book claims there was an aftermath to the events reported- i.e. that both the ageless Captain Nemo and the submarine Nautilus survived, with significant implications for mankind that have extended well into the 21st century.

I found the book almost impossible to put down and it certainly left me wondering, “Could it be possible…?”

Captain Alfred S. McLaren, USN (Ret.), Ph.D.
President, The American Polar Society, former President, The Explorers Club, Senior Pilot of the revolutionary deep-diving “Super Aviator” submersible, and former Commanding Officer, USS Queenfish (SSN-651) during its expedition to the North Pole in 1970.

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