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By David Doucette
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TimeArc, a climatic tale of glacial warming, a cautionary tale of disruptive technology

A science fiction techno-thriller about how contemporary society confronts technology and science at the end of an Ice Age! It is about the modern age suppression of disruptive technology and how its discovery impacts a high tech family.

The protagonist bends the laws of the university, community & physics to become the subject of his experiments and attempts to skip time. Instead, he finds himself alone and naked in a primeval forest, in an age when glaciers are thawing. He has only his wits to survive and accepted into a civilization that is coping with ocean levels rising at alarming rates from thawing glaciers. He returns to modern time, appearing to have aged 10-years overnight. His modern high-tech family, scattered across the country, band together to help him confront the technology he unleashed.

Links to current versions of TimeArc are at the website TimeArc.us. The current version is an ebook available for purchase through various online sites. The novel is in three parts within a multi-media package. Supporting this campaign allows you to pre-purchase electronic or hard copies in a special limited edition package that includes two short stories. "Dragons" is a historical fantasy story written in the 80s and the holiday story "The Elf and the Meaning of Christmas" was written when my daughter was a toddler and is a family favorite. After the campaign, TimeArc will be available as a standalone novel in a separate publication. The Launch party will have Rappie Pie, ribs, and brisket. The Rappie Pie is for all my Acadian relatives, and it’s in the novel! The ribs and brisket are smoked.

I wrote the multi-media Appendices to help the reader understand some of the topics of the book. The appendices include a series of white papers covering important topics for climate change legislation and renewable energy research and are available for download from the website. The  video and DVD “The History Paradox” are available for purchase through Amazon. The “Tales of the Northwest Passage” YouTube video (published in 2012) will be updated to take into account the discovery of the Franklin Expedition’s HMS Erebus ship’s Bell in September 2014. Everyone who signs up will immediately receive the latest electronic version of the TimeArc Appendix whitepapers.

At the end of this campaign, there will be new digital and softcover versions of the novel, appendices and videos. Hard copy delivery of the updated appendices is in a #12 envelope with other TimeArc material. The Deluxe Media Appendix Package (DMAP) is a 9x11 envelope of material including three envelopes, 1 8 ½ x 11 Appendix brochure set, DVD and a rolled set of 11x17 poster prints for display.

The money will allow me to hire the editors and graphic artists needed to complete the project. If I achieve the stretch goal of $20.000, I will have everything completed by the end of March 2017.

Risks and challenges

After the campaign, the next step is to review and prepare a new draft for professional editing. I have received feedback since it’s availability in fall of 2014 have already started reviewing and editing the material. I expect to complete this by the end of the year. Working with the editor may take 60 days and publishing can have delays.

The project will include a refresh for the TimeArc Appendices, but much of the work can be completed in parallel. Three additional Carbon Papers need to be written, four pages total, which explore political issues around anti-carbon emission legislation. One more documentary/video about fusion research will be created, which will take about a month. Other documents will be updated with current information.

The Deluxe Media Appendix Package (DMAP) is the combination of all multi-media material including folded and unfolded Appendix brochure sets and DVD. Any bottleneck will delay this package, and it could be released after the launch party.

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