Regenesis: New Beginnings | D.R. KIN Book Launch
Someone once remarked bluntly, “You got cancer ar?” when I said I had an appointment with Dr Leong Kin Wah, haematologist/ oncologist at a private hospital in Penang.
Chill guys. It’s just an interview with the good doctor and author who writes under his pen name, D.R. Kin.
Kin’s firsthand experience with treating cancer patients, his love for science and interest in an alternate energy source culminated in his new suspense fiction novel.
During the book launch at OCBC Premier Banking Centre, George Town, Kin shared his idea of how the book came about. It is with the believable idea of using huge turbines to generate renewable energy harvested from deep sea currents.
He cheekily remarked that he got the idea after watching the Disney cartoon “Finding Nemo”.
Remember the scene with Marlin, Nemo’s dad asking Crush the turtle, “I need to get to the East Australian Current – E A C.”
Crush answered smoothly, “You’re ridin’ it, dude. Check it out!”
And so Marlin and Dory ride on the back of a turtle as they hitch a ride on the East Australian Current all the way to Sydney.
The force of the actual deep sea currents is more of a ribbon of almost 100km wide, and more than 1.5km deep rather than a mere tube as portrayed in the cartoon. This is what clean renewable energy from the sea looks like!
Kin showed a 3D model of his envisioned prototype submersible with huge turbines the size of jet engines to harness this great source of energy.
The ginormous cup turbines will not harm any sea creatures that swim in the path of the machine.
“It’s like scooping fish out with a plastic cup when you’re changing the water in a home aquarium. The fish aren’t harmed in any way!”
Within this story, Kin weaves a second story about a patient with lung cancer. With new drugs and treatments, his protagonist finds a cure for cancer in the novel using a genetically modified virus.
The novel is racy and is threaded by people and clever coincidences that keeps suspense fans turning the pages and scratching their heads.
Regenesis: New Beginnings | D.R. KIN is available on Amazon.
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