Ron S. Nolan, Ph.D. studied marine biology at Scripps Institution of Oceanography where his doctoral research focused upon the ecology of coral reef fishes in Enewetak atoll ...quite a leap from his early days in Western Kansas where he shared the farm outhouse with a nest of half frozen rattlesnakes and learned to read by the light of a Coleman lantern!
The story takes place in the mid-twenty-first century. It follows a series of worldwide crises that lead to the creation of a group of Island over the Atlantic ridge. A unique tax-free social system has been brought to reality within the boundaries of that new colony.
The book is suitable for most age groups. Romance, suspense, and science-fiction fans should enjoy. Environmentalists should find enough material to satisfy them. Christian values, legal, political, and social issues are also brought forward.
‘THE EDEN DEMOCRATIC KINGDOM: The Pioneer Generation’ is the first of this science-fiction trilogy. ‘THE EDEN DEMOCRATIC KINGDOM: Project New Hope’ will enter the world of androids and the discovery of a new source of energy. In ‘THE EDEN DEMOCRATIC KINGDOM: Survival’, humanity will pack their bags and move to outer space.
The group takes up residence at an escarpment to the east. There, they learn to live simple lives, develop close relationships including alliances that might never have occurred elsewhere, and eventually discover that they are not alone.
During their exile however, one thing remains paramount. If they continue to survive, they must somehow punish the invaders. But how? Can a weak and decimated human population arise from the dust and leap into the twenty-sixth century or beyond? Can their new friend, LX, be of assistance?
What would happen if the world were ending?
A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.
But the complexities and unpredictability of human nature coupled with unforeseen challenges and dangers threaten the intrepid pioneers, until only a handful of survivors remain . . .
Five thousand years later, their progeny—seven distinct races now three billion strong—embark on yet another audacious journey into the unknown . . . to an alien world utterly transformed by cataclysm and time: Earth.
A writer of dazzling genius and imaginative vision, Neal Stephenson combines science, philosophy, technology, psychology, and literature in a magnificent work of speculative fiction that offers a portrait of a future that is both extraordinary and eerily recognizable. As he did in Anathem, Cryptonomicon, the Baroque Cycle, and Reamde, Stephenson explores some of our biggest ideas and perplexing challenges in a breathtaking saga that is daring, engrossing, and altogether brilliant.