Warning: The reader is advised
that this book may contain material that is deemed violent, sexual or immoral
by some. The material in these
passages is the author’s attempt to accurately portray history and the
future. The author makes no
apologies for this content. He
only asks the reader remain open to the ideas presented.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Nila’s
herself alone, an orphan at a very young age.
Not much older, she is kidnapped. Her life is shaped by her kidnappers until she dies, alone.
Chapter 2: Seti II, Pharaoh of
Pharaoh, but he is alone.
allies with his young wife, Taousret, and almost changes the course of
history. But in the end, he dies,
Chapter 3: New
He has realized his dream
of returning his little corner of the world to the wild and some recognition as
a DNA researcher. But, he feels
Chapter 4: A
New Start 4/29/01
attends a required conference and finds more than a new way to open the
Chapter 5: Filling
the Empty Nest 5/13/01
comes up with an offer that Anne and Albert can’t resist.
Cloning takes on a new character when
entrusted to them.
The success with cloning Dominic leads Albert
to dream of other things.
Perfecting the clone of the Pharaoh Seti II leads to a great discovery.
Chapter 7: The
Grave Robber 6/4/01
James declares war on the malaise affecting humankind and the Earth.
Albert embarks on a journey back
through time to retrieve an emotional piece of him that has been lost.
Chapter 8: Hope
from on High 6/11/01
Scott Murphy, commander
of the thirty-five member crew of Hope, lands on Mars a year ahead of
schedule. His triumph is marred by
Chapter 9: Extended
Albert, with resources
and an understanding wife, finds himself the head of a revolutionary new form
of family for the twenty-first century.
Chapter 10: Growing
Up Wild 6/18/01
Growing up immortal is
not without its pitfalls. New
rules for life become the rule.
Seti gets a new start
on life. Dom goes to college and the
others follow—in different directions.
Chapter 12: Birth
of The Collective 8/1/01
The clones complete
their educations and become famous in the process. Seti, sensing that his destiny is greater and linked to the
stars, creates The Collective.
Chapter 13: Death
of an Immortal 8/13/01
Seti embarks on a
mission to save the Earth. He
establishes the Interplanetary Fund and launches the SETI II Project. En route to deploy the Sagan Array, he
meets his maker.
reaches Ganymede and begins to explore.
That far from the sun, it is cold.
Without heat, one faces an icy death.
Chapter 15: The
Iceman Returns 8/27/01
Cloning is not
the only way to bring the Iceman back.
However, cloning does bring back more than imagined.
Chapter 16: Death
of a Scientist 9/4/01
Leading a good
life and taking advantage of twenty-first century medicine cannot defeat the
human lifespan. In time, even
Chapter 17: Disaster,
Life on the Edge 9/7/01
The Earth is
geologically young. Its periodic
upheavals have no respect for the parasitic life clinging to its surface. Life can vanish in a geologic instant.
Chapter 18: New
Earth Colony 9/8/01
of a sustainable space colony comes true.
Earth’s survivors see it as a way to grow without hurting their
home’s fragile ecosystem.
With growth and
technology, wondrous things are possible.
There is more than one way to achieve immortality.
Chapter 20: A
Promising Planet 9/16/01
There is a
promising planet. Until a better
one is found, the Galactic Explorer will set a course for this one. If there is life, it may need relief.
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