Book cover design by author-artist ken sheffer


Welcome to Grave New World

a novel by ken sheffer


Dear reader: Grave New World is available for you to read right now, online at no charge. You may begin reading by scrolling down and clicking the link at the bottom of this page.


About the book: Grave New World combines science-fantasy with reality, and humor with romance and adventure. Both serious and fun, it is to be enjoyed. This book will change your life.


Spoiler warning: The story takes some crucial twists and turns, so be forewarned that sneaking peeks ahead will spoil it for you.


To order the book: You can request a paperback or eBook version of Grave New World from Xlibris, a print-on-demand publisher, for a reasonable price. Just click on this link: 


Order Grave New World from Xlibris


Or you can order by phone by calling Xlibris at 1-888-795-4274


Online reading is free because I don’t want the cost of purchasing the book to be an obstacle for anyone.  I believe that the more people who read this book, the better off we all will be. I want you to enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. As many times as I have been over it, editing and revising, the story never fails to hold my interest. I hope it will do the same for you. I also hope you will see the need to spread the word and will recommend Grave New World to others by emailing this link to as many people as you can:


And, join the Grave New World blog at:


ken sheffer


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To begin reading, click on the book image below:


 Website development by Mitchell Crawford



To find where you left off last time you were reading:

1.  Before closing, note the section number and a 3-word phrase at that point.

2.  To return later to where you were reading, click on the section below.

3.  Search for the phrase using the “binoculars” icon in the left margin.

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