It’s Boston 2037, and DNA is just another programming language. Tensions between humans and hybrids are rising. An obelisk from space warns of invasion, and havoc erupts in the streets.
***** 4 books (1st 3 in series + bonus ‘Infinity Curve’), 500+ thought-provoking pages of our dystopian world in two decades! *****
With his science podcast ratings in the dumpster, Peter Scott just received a gift from heaven – Earth’s imminent destruction by alien marauders.
Peter, along with Ears, his researcher, and Molli, his sound engineer and kung fu expert, are podcasting from Cambridge, a global center for technology. To improve ratings, they decide to go edgy, interviewing experts who propose radical defenses to the anticipated alien invasion.
Before the obelisk arrived, Earth was already a roiling sea of turmoil. Technologies like CRISPR gene editing, anti-aging and AI brain-to-computer processing are commonplace, causing humanity to rapidly diverge. Growing numbers of posthuman hybrids now possess capabilities once imagined only in movies, and the speed of change leaves many non-hybrids terrified.
The obelisk is the final straw, causing a volatile cocktail of bigotry, foreboding, and anger to erupt in a world gone mad from an expected alien apocalypse. The team’s podcasts seem to be adding to the hysteria, and someone is trying to stop them from airing the next one, even if it means death.
If you enjoy envisioning the social and scientific impact of gene engineering, anti-aging, and artificial intelligence, then you’ll love this apocalyptic series.
“When technological prowess outruns social progress, humanity loses its race.”
5 Stars***** Imminent Future, or Imminent Extinction? A fascinating leap into the imminent future…when Genetic Engineering and Genetic Modification have advanced astronomically (Goodreads Review/The Wasting).
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I use science fiction as a convenient cover to advance the need for a common human ethical construct that might give us a better chance of extending our time here on Earth. Readers hoping only for imaginative escape will be disappointed and miss the underlying messages in the prose.
My messages are specifically intended to slap you across the face with a wake-up call.
After all, science fiction is not simply about entertainment, right? It should occasionally include elements about the human condition, how we advance as a species, and how our technological prowess and social progress must stay aligned and balanced.
We humans fail to recognize that we are just another species, and a volatile one at that. We will continue to flail and stumble between two points in time, our beginning and end, and our common goal should be to extend that time horizon.
I am amazed by human behavior in what may be its waning decades, have done martial arts for years, and write because I need a relief valve.