Description : DR. PHILIP DERON is a twenty-first century scientist with a very unique personality and outlook on life, who volunteers as the subject of an experiment in suspended animation. He awakens three-and-half centuries in the future, where he is confronted with two societies at opposite ends of the sociological, economic and political spectrum: Terra and FWF. They both evolved from the ashes of a Last War, which brought mankind to the brink of extinction, and marked the transition of the Old Era into a New Era of technological wonders that can mediate benevolent as well as ominous social tools, habits and institutions. In Terra, Philip is confronted not only with this technological progress, but also with new customs, new values, and a totally new outlook on life. And, for the first time in his life, he falls in love. And not with just one, but with two enchanting Terran womenNina Faur, a psychologist, and Judy Bjork, a geneticistboth of whom reciprocate his feelings in a, to his Old Era mentality, most unorthodox manner. And just as he finally begins to cope with this, by the standards of his own times, most unusual and intriguing situation, he unwittingly becomes involved with a woman most exceptional even by Terran standardsAnita Brandt, a paranormal possessing extraordinary attributes and talents. Anita introduces Philip to Parapsychic Transcendentalisma school of thought which strives to realize mans spiritual potential by developing his latent psychic abilities, which enable mental mergers and empirically strive to establish the existence of a Cosmic Consciousness intrinsic in the writings of some Old Era philosophers and thinkers. Further stimulated by the inquiring minds of Anita, Nina and Judy, Philip launches into an investigation of other Terran transcendentalist movements. They reveal to him an entirely new world of philosophical ideas and scientific achievements that attempt to provide answers to questions that have preoccupied thinkers since the dawn of civilization. Having been brought up, however, in the Old Era, Philip realizes how vulnerable the ultra-pacifistic Terran civilization is to the aggressive tendencies of FWFthe only other country with which it shares the planet Earth since the Last War that has annihilated most of mankind. As opposed to Terra, in which the computer-assisted techniques of coordinated group decision making have eliminated the need for any form of government, FWF is ruled by an oligarchy that has mentally enslaved most of its population by taking advantage of the same technology that in Terra is used to liberate the human mind and stimulate the human spirit. Lulled into social inertia by mind-numbing Tri-Di shows and the psychologically addictive pleasures of Joy Capswhich induce states of ecstasy by the direct stimulation of brain centers as reward for efficiency at workthe FWF masses are the obedient subjects of their political and economic masters. Outraged by some of the manifestations of the subliminally induced mental and spiritual lethargy of these masses, Philip embarks on a risky and prolonged struggle to change the mentality and the social conditions prevalent in FWF. Ultimately, his confrontation with the FWF establishment endangers his life as well as that of Nina and Anitathe two courageous and exceptional Terran women with whom he had developed a most unusual and unique relationship. ON A MORE FUNDAMENTAL LEVEL, Dawn of the New Man is a novel about the aspirations of mankind, and about spiritual and social growth: the spiritual growth of its protagonist, Dr. Philip Deronan intelligent and highly educated scion of a superrich family, but largely a product of the contemporary Western social milieuinto a sensitive and empathetic member of the ethically and socially advanced Terran society, in which humanistic values are not just preached but also routinely practic
Description : SYMMETRY is the art of using both hands at the same time to write two different words. William Tibbs, masters this step beyond ambidexterity, traces the genius for symmetry as it evolves from primitive societies with the use of percussion instruments like the drum, to modern civilizations with keyboard instruments like the piano. In his book HOMO SUMMETROS, William Tibbs presents new theories in Astronomy, Mathematics & Anthropology based on UNIVERSAL EVOLUTION TOWARDS BALANCE. Probably, the most valuable of these ideas is the timely thought that racial distinctions within the same species are the result of individual adapting to different climates & environments. Racial differences ensure the survival of the species, in the event of change in the earth's climate. William Tibbs presents evidence that global warming is a natural occurence that follows ice ages. He explains that many times "scientific" reasoning is distorted by cultural perspective -- from "big-headed little white aliens from outer space", to racial statistics that compare poor urban blacks to the middle-class & wealthy majority. Racism can be a threat to the future of man as he evolves to survive on a hotter earth.
Description : The incumbent looking to return to his elected offi ce is often considered the favorite, but President Jerald Mortensen seeking a second term appears to be losing ground to a political newcomer. Across the United States events occur showing the nation that President Mortensens programs are failing. Not involved in the political scene the Broken Dreams Detective Agency becomes drawn in as it seems that a secretive organization called The Ten desires to force term limits on them also. Permanently! President and private citizens soon become allies in the fi ght to end the possible destruction of the countrys political system.
Description : This book examines the creation of a startling motif at the beginning of the twentieth century--that of the faceless man--and traces its evolution over the next few years. The faceless man evolved in different directions. His strategic location ensured that he would be adopted by numerous schools and shaped according to their particular needs.
Description : The Italian Renaissance is considered by many to mark the beginning of the modern age, the name itself - literally meaning 'rebirth'-accurately expressing the innovation that took place during this period. Renaissance thinkers took a vital interest in history, literature and the arts, focusing on the human world as much as, if not more than, that of God; and the rapid development of the arts and sciences reflected their study of the visible, physical world in all its three-dimensional glory.
Description : In this totally unforgettable sixth book in the Savage Destiny series, a relentless wave of frontier progress forces itself into the lives of Zeke and Abbie Monroe, threatening their many years of abiding love and forcing a separation unlike any other they have experienced. Zeke joins the Cheyenne in their last effort to hold on to the freedom they knew until the white man invaded their pristine domain and destroyed their game, their hunting grounds, their beautiful innocence. Meet the New Dawn is a keenly powerful and poignant story about the last years of Zeke and Abbie Monroe’s life together, and how their love and their passion for each other lingers on into their twilight years as proof that age and the challenges of life cannot dim the love these two share, a love that causes a man and woman to see each other only as the fifteen-year-old girl who once touched a savage older man’s hand over a campfire, a touch that changed both their lives forever. Get out the Kleenex for this powerful read you will never, ever forget! PRAISE: “Power, passion, tragedy, and triumph are Rosanne Bittner’s hallmarks. Again and again, she brings readers to tears.” —Romantic Times “Extraordinary…Bittner’s characters spring to life.” —Publishers Weekly
Description : A great war has just ravaged the Pleiades galaxy, leaving two of its residents without a choice but to reside in a new solar system. The Annunaki, an aggressive species determined to become a galactic power, have taken residency on Nibiru. The more peaceful Eolusians have relocated to Mars. Now the two conflicting cultures must not only adapt to each other and their new worlds, but also find a way to survive. After it is discovered a nearby planet harbors essential resources, the Eolusians attempt to protect the planet while the Annunaki plot to take it over. In this gripping tale, two vastly different species face a final showdown for a planet vital to their continued existence as a new race arises amid an uncertain future.
Description : During the 1960s, the prosperity of the Stuart family is tainted by a sense of uneasiness, and while Bobby Stuart's star is rising with a movie deal on the horizon, his descent into celebrity drug culture may lead to his downfall.
Description : An ancient God has awakened and the world is buried under a mantle of ice and snow. All over the world, people are freezing and starving. Mankind is dying and only one man can save them. Together with a bitter old woman, two young warriors, an insane faery-human half-breed, a young human mother and her son, and the man who was once his apprentice, Kiang Tai must take up the challenge of the God known only as the White King, and bring spring back to world before it is too late.