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(the above video introduces the book's story, the big picture unveils below) 

I N T R O D U C T I O N

Two years ago I left home to explore the Fermi Paradox. If life is so persistent and resilient, then where is everyone? Because no one hires a philosophy major this adventure soon turned into a research project, which turned into a non-fiction book, which turned into a science-fiction book because the places I stumbled were so unexpected!

Today, the book is done, readable, and survived an edit from Carl Sagan’s editor. Yet I now lack the funds to find reviewers, restructure the book, and bring all my hard work to market!

And I think we're in for bit of a surprise :) 

 

T H E   S T O R Y

The End of Human Space is the story about a young man lost in the Great Stories like a modern-day Don Quixote. This Knight and his (possibly imaginary) squire, Jerry, struggle into a strange adventure that quickly becomes more hurtful, dangerous, and uncomfortable than either of them expected. The Knight is simply addicted to adventure; and having exhausting so many Earthly adventures, he begins looking for Alien ones—and he finds them. Only there is no end to Alien worlds… 

This is also the story of an “empirical fundamentalist” who begins to see the world as far more complex than his “scientific purity” once understood. The book doesn't criticize science, merely the over-application of science (i.e. If one only trusts scientific evidence, then how can they navigate a life overflowing with non-scientific information?).

C O N C E P T U A L   S H O R T C U T

You’re busy, so I don’t expect you to read a four hundred page book to undress my odd ideas. Thus, a ten page conceptual summary of The End of Human Space is available here!

This is a truly important subject. Sure, it’s smart to be skeptical, but it’s smarter to be thorough. We have indeed been lied to about some tremendously important things... The evidence of a highly subtle Alien contact with Earth waits here for those willing to work past the puppet show.

The 21st century may well be defined by the struggle between dark, insular, and oppressive power structures; and the free-flow of ideas new technologies deliver. The turbulence of Arab Spring is likely but the first shallow reef revealed by the steady drain of public ignorance from our social waters ...and so much more waits in the deep.

T H E   B R E A K D O W N

I would like to raise $8,000 to pay for the basic costs of getting the book reviewed, refined, and marketed. Your rational and constructive feedback is most welcome. Here’s how I’ll use your gracious assistance:

$3,000   for basic marketing costs

$2,000   for professional reviewers

$1,000   for editorial restructuring (I'll let you know about the 2nd version!) 

$2,000+ for an advanced marketing tour

$8,000  total    

Thanks for stopping by! 

Artwork by David Wick. Music by Skytree.

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