The Black Heart by Michael Fuson

The author of The Black Heart (CreateSpace, 448 pp., $19.95, paper), T. Michael Fuson, was a Chief Warrant Officer in the U. S. Army and flew helicopter gunships during his 1969-70 tour based out of Chi Lai in South Vietnam.

He has used that experience and his research into anti-gravity propulsion to produce an alternate-reality novel that proposes that some slight variations in the Vietnam War, such as “rapid deployment of small nuclear arms,” might “have caused significant differences in today’s world.”  That might be an understatement.

Fuson has written a strange and thought-provoking science-based thriller. His website is

—David Willson