Ordovician: Volume 1

Asymmetrical Press
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Humanity has achieved balance with the planet and with itself. There is peace. There is stability. There is comfort and contentment for every person on Earth.

But utopian society requires a pressure valve. In order to remember the past and its lessons, humanity must repeat it, and does so through the eyes of intellectual athletes called Olympians who are tasked with reenacting historical moments by assuming the roles of the people involved.

Ordovician is a middle-tier Olympian, working his way up the rankings, when he stumbles across something that doesn't belong. His discovery sends his life spiraling and tests his faith in the Game, the past, and the Present.

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About the author

Colin Wright is the author of the popular political/technological thriller trilogy, Real Powers, which follows a cultural shockwave after the introduction of a new technology on the global stage. He also wrote the serialized A Tale of More series, which tells the story of a young man with two voices in his head who's pulled into a conflict between feuding groups involved in a human augmentation movement. Then there's Ordovician, in which a time traveling historian athlete must compete with others from his time period to act out the roles of historical figures to ensure the continuity of his utopian civilization.

Colin has also written numerous short story collections, including So This Is How I Go (stories about death), Coffee with the Other Man (stories about relationships), and 7 or 8 Ways to End the World (stories about endings).

A full-time traveler and entrepreneur, Colin blogs at Exile Lifestyle, a site where his readers vote on which country he should move to next, and has written numerous books about his travels (including Iceland India Interstate) and about business (including Networking Fundamentals).

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Publisher
Asymmetrical Press
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Published on
Jan 2, 2014
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Pages
185
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ISBN
9781938793363
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Science Fiction / Time Travel
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