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Intelligent Design: Revelations
Science Fiction Novella
Foreword Reviews 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award - Silver
The Revelations Begin ...
“Our planet sits on the door step of its demise. Extinction level events bubble just beneath the planet's crust, but they’re the least of our issues. The biggest narcissistic injury is yet to come ...”
Sixty-five million years ago, when dinosaurs rule the Earth, Master Architect Janus institutes a plan to insure the human species survival on the second planet in the Sol system. Meanwhile, Junior Architect Hades embarks on an audacious plan to convert a tidal-locked planet, Terra, into a viable planet should Janus fail. But when the Gemini planetoids inexplicably collide, all seems lost.
In the earth year 2008, the FBI whisk doctoral student Andrea Perez away before her experiment begins, and Lieutenant Colonel David Farrell watches classified information disappear from the Department of Defense’s data-bases. Years later, FEMA director of Readiness & Disaster Roberta Josephine Riesman begins to connect the dots only to find that the catastrophe that awaits the planet is just the beginning.
Intelligent Design: Revelations is a science fiction novella that looks at the origins of our existence as a species, and our place in the universe. The story begins on the planet Mars during its apex where the balance between technology and nature is achieved. All is well until the Gemini planetoids between Mars and Jupiter fall out of their orbits and are set for a collision course. Master Architect Janus and his peers set forth a plan to not only preserve as much of their culture as possible, but the majority set out to find their Creator. Over six million years later on planet Earth, Lieutenant Colonel David Farrell is baffled by a conspiracy that not only cuts through the US's security as if it were non-existent, but also defies the laws of nature and the rules of science. FEMA Director Roberta Josephine Riesman's period of mourning her soul mate's sudden death is cut short by an assignment that requires her to spy on an old friend. Thrust in the middle of a mystery that involves the greatest natural disaster encountered by humans, Riesman discovers that the very core of human existence is about to be challenged. Earth is not prepared. Reluctantly, she is confronted with a choice – walk away to live in France with the memories of her paramour, or take the challenge to make a difference.
(Published on July 22, 2014 by AIA Publishing; sold on Smashwords, Barnes & Noble and Amazon; ISBN: 978-0-9873231-6-3: 218 pages)