Monthly Archives: January 2016

Whale Restoration, the Greatest Challenge

Lawrence L. Lapin

Twitter: @LarryLLapin

In my post-apocalypse stories told in Adam’s Chronicles, mammals are restored species-by-species using surrogate mothers and embryos preserved from before. A host of issues are encountered, such as compatibility of the mother and implanted baby. Even more perplexing is size differences. Imagine a horse trying to mother an elephant fetus. That might be controlled chemically by keeping the developing baby small enough to fit.

But elephants require more than twice the horse’s natural gestation period, and elephant preemies are not known to survive long. A chain of surrogacies would be required, such as goat-cow-horse-rhinoceros-elephant. It would take decades to get the first pachyderm.

Although I haven’t thoroughly thought this one out (to be detailed in a prequel yet-to-be written), let’s consider how restorers bring back the whales. In my book, Adam’s Pouched Lion, protagonist Adam Boatwright gives a summary of a plausible solution, which would take a couple of centuries.

Adam tells his wife Breeze that those restorations began with seals, the first of which had been carried by dogs. A harbor seal was the earliest restored, and that was done much later than the first elephant. That seal fostered small dolphins.

Like they did in bringing back the elephant, the rescuers would step up the size of mothers so that successive fetuses could be accommodated. Thus, spinner dolphins would carry the larger bottle-nosed. Eventually, large dolphin mothers would carry small toothed-whales. Progressive size steps would culminate in orcas, or killer whales, which are really very big dolphins.

Adam noted that at every step, later bigger animals would be helped by earlier smaller species. All would be guided by people, much like mankind’s sheep dogs had been. Those animal assistants were trainers, nurse maids, and life savers.

Finally, an orca carried smaller species of baleen types, beginning with the smallest—the Minke whale. The blue whale would be the last in a chain of surrogacies of somewhat smaller mother whale species carrying the fetus of a bigger animal, kept small through hormone treatment.

We can only imagine how a rescuer would teach a whale to hunt. I haven’t begun to wrestle with how to implant a fetus in a whale.

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In Book IV of Adam’s Chronicles Planet Earth is still recovering from a disastrous meteor impact. The centuries-long effort to restore animals and plants—and mankind itself—has been expanded to include bringing back certain mammals that went extinct much earlier.

Adam Boatwright worries about the future. The long-lived geneticist wants a world with a small human footprint. But he also wants to compensate for the earlier ruin people brought. His ambitious goal is improving the planet’s platform for future evolution. In doing so he has reversed extinctions, starting with woolly mammoths and saber-toothed cats. In the works are bringing back long-dead keystone Australian predators: Tasmanian tiger-wolves and marsupial lions.

Find out more about my Amazon Kindle E-Book at:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01183SHPM

(Amazon offers a free app for reading its E-Books on PCs, iPads, etc.)

The Adam’s Chronicles Series

Layout 1      Adam's New World 0616 (Small)      Adam's Tiger 0616 (Small)      Layout 1

Adam’s story is always brought up to date in fresh ways, so that books in this series may be read in any order.

The following book is the series prequel and may be read independently.

AdamForeverFinalCoverModifiedCorrected

All of the above are available at Amazon as Kindle E-Books.

What Others Say About This Series

Awesome story of restoration of Earth—an epic novel, one that shall never be forgotten. Dr. Lapin is truly gifted as a story teller. … Powerful, fast page turning story. Highly recommend—Nancy of Utah, Amazon Reviewer.

Great book, it is the kind of book you can’t wait to read again—Sandra Potter, Amazon Reviewer.

I am fascinated by the quality of this book. … A wonderful blend of thrilling adventure, science fiction and romance. … It delivers on so many different levels. Well done—Dennis Waller, Top 500 Amazon Reviewer.

This story had every element … an exciting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. Abundance of well-illustrated scenes. … had me immersed from the beginning. The story flows … with ease, and the author shows exceptional skill when it comes to storytelling. … Twists and turns in this page turner … make you want to read it non-stop. … Highly recommended—Piaras, Amazon Reviewer.

Phenomenal series offers elements of the thriller, mystery, science fiction, and romance genres. Dr. Lapin’s novels are exciting, with wonderfully developed characters and situations—Jada Ryker, Top 1,000 Amazon Reviewer.

Mad scientist or brave hero? … A murder mystery, medical thriller, and science fiction novel all rolled into one. I recommend it highly—Diane Rapp, Amazon Reviewer.

A fast paced story so plausible that I had trouble figuring the line where science fact and science fiction resides. … That credibility made the debate about the desirability of immortality real instead of fantasy. … An entertaining read—Capt’n Bob, Amazon Reviewer.

Can DNA Mapping Help Bring Back Extinct Species?

Lawrence L. Lapin

Twitter: @LarryLLapin

Although genetic science is in a dramatic state of advancement, DNA still provides the basic model for lifeform definition and can identify individuals and their genes. The double-helical molecules are signposts, so accurate that even small variations between two DNA letter sequences can be reflected in huge differences between species. For example, the sequence for chimpanzees and humans agree about 99 percent. To complicate matters, individuals within a species also vary, agreeing only about 99.9 percent.

What makes DNA mapping perplexing is that not all genes have been pinpointed. To make matters worse, it may be impossible to tell if a particular letter mismatch signifies a true gene difference as opposed to a slight individual variance.

DNA reconstruction would involve lots of guesswork and demand much trial-and-error experimentation. Doing so is beyond the present genetics state-of-art.

Accurate DNA is crucial to the genetic engineering encountered in my book, Adam’s Pouched Lion. This story tells how geneticist Adam Boatwright will used pieces from an animal whose DNA is incomplete to patch together a whole. He believes that the more complete and contiguous an original DNA’s condition, the better will be the resulting DNA map. Adam will use such patchwork maps to duplicate extinct animals and clone them as living beings.

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In Book IV of Adam’s Chronicles Planet Earth is still recovering from a disastrous meteor impact. The centuries-long effort to restore animals and plants—and mankind itself—has been expanded to include bringing back certain mammals that went extinct much earlier.

Adam Boatwright worries about the future. The long-lived geneticist wants a world with a small human footprint. But he also wants to compensate for the earlier ruin people brought. His ambitious goal is improving the planet’s platform for future evolution. In doing so he has reversed extinctions, starting with woolly mammoths and saber-toothed cats. In the works are bringing back long-dead keystone Australian predators: Tasmanian tiger-wolves and marsupial lions.

Find out more about my Amazon Kindle E-Book at:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01183SHPM

(Amazon offers a free app for reading its E-Books on PCs, iPads, etc.)

The Adam’s Chronicles Series

Layout 1      Adam's New World 0616 (Small)      Adam's Tiger 0616 (Small)      Layout 1

Adam’s story is always brought up to date in fresh ways, so that books in this series may be read in any order.

The following book is the series prequel and may be read independently.

AdamForeverFinalCoverModifiedCorrected

All of the above are available at Amazon as Kindle E-Books.

What Others Say About This Series

Awesome story of restoration of Earth—an epic novel, one that shall never be forgotten. Dr. Lapin is truly gifted as a story teller. … Powerful, fast page turning story. Highly recommend—Nancy of Utah, Amazon Reviewer.

Great book, it is the kind of book you can’t wait to read again—Sandra Potter, Amazon Reviewer.

I am fascinated by the quality of this book. … A wonderful blend of thrilling adventure, science fiction and romance. … It delivers on so many different levels. Well done—Dennis Waller, Top 500 Amazon Reviewer.

This story had every element … an exciting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. Abundance of well-illustrated scenes. … had me immersed from the beginning. The story flows … with ease, and the author shows exceptional skill when it comes to storytelling. … Twists and turns in this page turner … make you want to read it non-stop. … Highly recommended—Piaras, Amazon Reviewer.

Phenomenal series offers elements of the thriller, mystery, science fiction, and romance genres. Dr. Lapin’s novels are exciting, with wonderfully developed characters and situations—Jada Ryker, Top 1,000 Amazon Reviewer.

Mad scientist or brave hero? … A murder mystery, medical thriller, and science fiction novel all rolled into one. I recommend it highly—Diane Rapp, Amazon Reviewer.

A fast paced story so plausible that I had trouble figuring the line where science fact and science fiction resides. … That credibility made the debate about the desirability of immortality real instead of fantasy. … An entertaining read—Capt’n Bob, Amazon Reviewer.

Dramatic Effect of Restoring a Keystone Species

Lawrence L. Lapin

Twitter: @LarryLLapin

Yellowstone National Park provides many insights about nature. One involves a program to restore wolves to the wilderness. That has become an essential part of my stories in the Adam’s Chronicles series, where focus is placed on restoring life after an astronomical calamity. My book, Adam’s Pouched Lion, presents the efforts of dedicated humans who for five centuries have been bringing back to some of the life lost. Long-lived geneticist Adam Boatwright has been leading restoration activities “from behind,” content to let others do the heavy lifting. My books tell why he must keep his age secret.

Several times in my stories, Adam uses the Yellowstone wolves to overcome objections to predator restorations.

Wolves had been brought back to the parklands after a 70-year absence. Until that restoration, elks had lived on without predation. Those big deer multiplied, wreaking havoc to the ecology. They eliminated many plants, thereby displacing small animals, such as beavers. Coyotes became more numerous and over-killed much what remained, including beavers. Predation was essential for the health of elks themselves, which had over-multiplied, becoming scrawny and diseased.

In a short time, the restored wolves halted the elk population surge and kept those big deer on the move, allowing over-grazed plants to thrive. The relocated canines also reduced the coyote population, allowing small mammals to multiply. Beavers returned, and aquatic life and creek sides underwent a renaissance. The wolf regained its historical role as keystone species, making for a richer, more diverse ecology.

Now Adam wants to bring back the Tasmanian tiger-wolf, an animal that played an analogous role on its home island and had once roamed the mainland. Another meat-eater, the marsupial lion, has been extinct far longer. Adam hopes the Yellowstone example might help gain acceptance for using genetic “tricks” to restore that fearsome predator.

Layout 1

In Book IV of Adam’s Chronicles Planet Earth is still recovering from a disastrous meteor impact. The centuries-long effort to restore animals and plants—and mankind itself—has been expanded to include bringing back certain mammals that went extinct much earlier.

Adam Boatwright worries about the future. The long-lived geneticist wants a world with a small human footprint. But he also wants to compensate for the earlier ruin people brought. His ambitious goal is improving the planet’s platform for future evolution. In doing so he has reversed extinctions, starting with woolly mammoths and saber-toothed cats. In the works are bringing back long-dead keystone Australian predators: Tasmanian tiger-wolves and marsupial lions.

Find out more about my Amazon Kindle E-Book at:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01183SHPM

(Amazon offers a free app for reading its E-Books on PCs, iPads, etc.)

The Adam’s Chronicles Series

Layout 1      Adam's New World 0616 (Small)      Adam's Tiger 0616 (Small)      Layout 1

Adam’s story is always brought up to date in fresh ways, so that books in this series may be read in any order.

The following book is the series prequel and may be read independently.

AdamForeverFinalCoverModifiedCorrected

All of the above are available at Amazon as Kindle E-Books.

What Others Say About This Series

Awesome story of restoration of Earth—an epic novel, one that shall never be forgotten. Dr. Lapin is truly gifted as a story teller. … Powerful, fast page turning story. Highly recommend—Nancy of Utah, Amazon Reviewer.

Great book, it is the kind of book you can’t wait to read again—Sandra Potter, Amazon Reviewer.

I am fascinated by the quality of this book. … A wonderful blend of thrilling adventure, science fiction and romance. … It delivers on so many different levels. Well done—Dennis Waller, Top 500 Amazon Reviewer.

This story had every element … an exciting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. Abundance of well-illustrated scenes. … had me immersed from the beginning. The story flows … with ease, and the author shows exceptional skill when it comes to storytelling. … Twists and turns in this page turner … make you want to read it non-stop. … Highly recommended—Piaras, Amazon Reviewer.

Phenomenal series offers elements of the thriller, mystery, science fiction, and romance genres. Dr. Lapin’s novels are exciting, with wonderfully developed characters and situations—Jada Ryker, Top 1,000 Amazon Reviewer.

Mad scientist or brave hero? … A murder mystery, medical thriller, and science fiction novel all rolled into one. I recommend it highly—Diane Rapp, Amazon Reviewer.

A fast paced story so plausible that I had trouble figuring the line where science fact and science fiction resides. … That credibility made the debate about the desirability of immortality real instead of fantasy. … An entertaining read—Capt’n Bob, Amazon Reviewer.

Australia Presents Special Challenges to Life Restorers

Lawrence L. Lapin

Twitter: @LarryLLapin

Of the six populous continents on Earth, Australia may present the most challenging biology for re-wilding or restoration. Such activities are reflected in my futuristic book, Adam’s Pouched Lion, which takes place after our Planet has been hit by a larger “dinosaur killer.” The story focuses on the planet-wide life-restoration efforts led by long-lived geneticist Adam Boatwright, who has been a plant and animal rescuer for over five centuries.

Adam wears many hats, including being a world-class ecologist and government official. The scientist is temporarily working in Australia. Even now he marvels that the continent had been populated by pouched mammals, the marsupials. Such animals had been way under-represented in the wilds of other continents, where placental mammals dominated. Odder still, was the proliferation of reptiles in Australia, especially poisonous ones.

From the outset of restorations, Adam had been zealous at insisting that all restored life be brought back only to places where they had evolved. He remembers well the troubles invasive species brought to the pre-meteor world. With most lost in the giant meteor’s aftermath, proper balance is easily maintained simply by placing native plants and animals in their original homes. After all, Nature had sorted things out over millions of years of evolution.

Thus, except for platypuses and their spiny-anteater cousins, all ground mammals restored in Australian wilderness are marsupials. The post-calamity continent’s only non-flying or non-aquatic placentals are pets, agricultural livestock, or zoo creatures. And few farm animals are needed—nearly all of them birds or grazers, such as sheep and dairy cows. Only licensed breeders are allowed to keep any animals with intact reproductive systems.

Now Adam wants to bring back certain species gone extinct long-before the astronomical disaster.

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In Book IV of Adam’s Chronicles Planet Earth is still recovering from a disastrous meteor impact. The centuries-long effort to restore animals and plants—and mankind itself—has been expanded to include bringing back certain mammals that went extinct much earlier.

Adam Boatwright worries about the future. The long-lived geneticist wants a world with a small human footprint. But he also wants to compensate for the earlier ruin people brought. His ambitious goal is improving the planet’s platform for future evolution. In doing so he has reversed extinctions, starting with woolly mammoths and saber-toothed cats. In the works are bringing back long-dead keystone Australian predators: Tasmanian tiger-wolves and marsupial lions.

Find out more about my Amazon Kindle E-Book at:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01183SHPM

(Amazon offers a free app for reading its E-Books on PCs, iPads, etc.)

The Adam’s Chronicles Series

Layout 1      Adam's New World 0616 (Small)      Adam's Tiger 0616 (Small)      Layout 1

Adam’s story is always brought up to date in fresh ways, so that books in this series may be read in any order.

The following book is the series prequel and may be read independently.

AdamForeverFinalCoverModifiedCorrected

All of the above are available at Amazon as Kindle E-Books.

What Others Say About This Series

Awesome story of restoration of Earth—an epic novel, one that shall never be forgotten. Dr. Lapin is truly gifted as a story teller. … Powerful, fast page turning story. Highly recommend—Nancy of Utah, Amazon Reviewer.

Great book, it is the kind of book you can’t wait to read again—Sandra Potter, Amazon Reviewer.

I am fascinated by the quality of this book. … A wonderful blend of thrilling adventure, science fiction and romance. … It delivers on so many different levels. Well done—Dennis Waller, Top 500 Amazon Reviewer.

This story had every element … an exciting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. Abundance of well-illustrated scenes. … had me immersed from the beginning. The story flows … with ease, and the author shows exceptional skill when it comes to storytelling. … Twists and turns in this page turner … make you want to read it non-stop. … Highly recommended—Piaras, Amazon Reviewer.

Phenomenal series offers elements of the thriller, mystery, science fiction, and romance genres. Dr. Lapin’s novels are exciting, with wonderfully developed characters and situations—Jada Ryker, Top 1,000 Amazon Reviewer.

Mad scientist or brave hero? … A murder mystery, medical thriller, and science fiction novel all rolled into one. I recommend it highly—Diane Rapp, Amazon Reviewer.

A fast paced story so plausible that I had trouble figuring the line where science fact and science fiction resides. … That credibility made the debate about the desirability of immortality real instead of fantasy. … An entertaining read—Capt’n Bob, Amazon Reviewer.

Residences for a Restored World

Lawrence L. Lapin

Twitter: @LarryLLapin

Imagine life on Earth, years after a devastating astronomical event has wiped out most life on the Planet. That is the backdrop for my stories in the Adam’s Chronicles series. They tell how the few surviving humans begin restoring life by colonizing habitable zones. At the outset, they either provide their own temporary living quarters or they squat in whatever livable housing can be found. Eventually, they arrange more suitable habitat.

In my book, Adam’s Pouched Lion, the life rescuers are still at it, five centuries after Earth had been hit by a bigger “dinosaur killer.” Residences in their new world are designed for a raw environment with few amenities. They must be easy to build, be eco-friendly, endure harsh climates, and maximize solar energy while minimizing fuels.

The new homes in my stories are therefore circular, single-storied, and sunken into the ground. That maximizes comfort and energy efficiency. Egress for such easily built homes is through a wedge-shaped great room. Living areas resemble shortened pieces of pie, narrowing to a round access “hallway” at the building’s center. A few bigger round buildings are multi-storied with spiraling stairs at the center. Most are not connected to any electrical grid and depend on solar-generated electricity incorporating reliable battery storage.

In this new world, people avoid life in extreme climates and spend a majority of time away from home.

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In Book IV of Adam’s Chronicles Planet Earth is still recovering from a disastrous meteor impact. The centuries-long effort to restore animals and plants—and mankind itself—has been expanded to include bringing back certain mammals that went extinct much earlier.

Adam Boatwright worries about the future. The long-lived geneticist wants a world with a small human footprint. But he also wants to compensate for the earlier ruin people brought. His ambitious goal is improving the planet’s platform for future evolution. In doing so he has reversed extinctions, starting with woolly mammoths and saber-toothed cats. In the works are bringing back long-dead keystone Australian predators: Tasmanian tiger-wolves and marsupial lions.

Find out more about my Amazon Kindle E-Book at:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01183SHPM

(Amazon offers a free app for reading its E-Books on PCs, iPads, etc.)

The Adam’s Chronicles Series

Layout 1      Adam's New World 0616 (Small)      Adam's Tiger 0616 (Small)      Layout 1

Adam’s story is always brought up to date in fresh ways, so that books in this series may be read in any order.

The following book is the series prequel and may be read independently.

AdamForeverFinalCoverModifiedCorrected

All of the above are available at Amazon as Kindle E-Books.

What Others Say About This Series

Awesome story of restoration of Earth—an epic novel, one that shall never be forgotten. Dr. Lapin is truly gifted as a story teller. … Powerful, fast page turning story. Highly recommend—Nancy of Utah, Amazon Reviewer.

Great book, it is the kind of book you can’t wait to read again—Sandra Potter, Amazon Reviewer.

I am fascinated by the quality of this book. … A wonderful blend of thrilling adventure, science fiction and romance. … It delivers on so many different levels. Well done—Dennis Waller, Top 500 Amazon Reviewer.

This story had every element … an exciting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. Abundance of well-illustrated scenes. … had me immersed from the beginning. The story flows … with ease, and the author shows exceptional skill when it comes to storytelling. … Twists and turns in this page turner … make you want to read it non-stop. … Highly recommended—Piaras, Amazon Reviewer.

Phenomenal series offers elements of the thriller, mystery, science fiction, and romance genres. Dr. Lapin’s novels are exciting, with wonderfully developed characters and situations—Jada Ryker, Top 1,000 Amazon Reviewer.

Mad scientist or brave hero? … A murder mystery, medical thriller, and science fiction novel all rolled into one. I recommend it highly—Diane Rapp, Amazon Reviewer.

A fast paced story so plausible that I had trouble figuring the line where science fact and science fiction resides. … That credibility made the debate about the desirability of immortality real instead of fantasy. … An entertaining read—Capt’n Bob, Amazon Reviewer.

Funding Life Restoration Projects

Lawrence L. Lapin

Twitter: @LarryLLapin

Suppose a scientist could for a time stop the aging process in his body. He does not know how long he will live, but he has reached the point where his chronological age is over ten times that suggested by a youthful appearance. You might say the man is virtually immortal.

Meet Adam Boatwright, protagonist superhero of my stories in the Adam’s Chronicles series. In my book, Adam’s Tiger, Adam continues leading “from behind,” nudging along a massive life-restoration project. For five centuries he has inspired others to nurture the Planet on its recovery from astronomical disaster, a meteor impact more severe than the dinosaur killer.

Adam cannot share the truth about his age, lest others attempt to pursue immortality. Adam uses the Restoration of Life Foundation to accomplish his mission while remaining anonymous. Its resources fund Adam’s projects and give the aged geneticist freedom to move restorations along.

Though an honorary Foundation director, Adam remains aloof from day-to-day management of the organization, which he started during early restorations. Adam is content to let others handle mundane management, and the Foundation is immensely rich. Its massive fortune is quietly invested in infrastructure for improving people’s lives.

The aged scientist has sway with the directors, and he ordinarily gets whatever he wants. Nobody in the Foundation knows Adam’s true age—not even its chairman. In my story the head director is a self-made millionaire who sails his yacht through southern seas, just to see Adam. My superhero is the true restoration leader and will pull strings to obtain financing for a strange new project.

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In Book IV of Adam’s Chronicles Planet Earth is still recovering from a disastrous meteor impact. The centuries-long effort to restore animals and plants—and mankind itself—has been expanded to include bringing back certain mammals that went extinct much earlier.

Adam Boatwright worries about the future. The long-lived geneticist wants a world with a small human footprint. But he also wants to compensate for the earlier ruin people brought. His ambitious goal is improving the planet’s platform for future evolution. In doing so he has reversed extinctions, starting with woolly mammoths and saber-toothed cats. In the works are bringing back long-dead keystone Australian predators: Tasmanian tiger-wolves and marsupial lions.

Find out more about my Amazon Kindle E-Book at:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01183SHPM

(Amazon offers a free app for reading its E-Books on PCs, iPads, etc.)

The Adam’s Chronicles Series

Layout 1      Adam's New World 0616 (Small)      Adam's Tiger 0616 (Small)      Layout 1

Adam’s story is always brought up to date in fresh ways, so that books in this series may be read in any order.

The following book is the series prequel and may be read independently.

AdamForeverFinalCoverModifiedCorrected

All of the above are available at Amazon as Kindle E-Books.

What Others Say About This Series

Awesome story of restoration of Earth—an epic novel, one that shall never be forgotten. Dr. Lapin is truly gifted as a story teller. … Powerful, fast page turning story. Highly recommend—Nancy of Utah, Amazon Reviewer.

Great book, it is the kind of book you can’t wait to read again—Sandra Potter, Amazon Reviewer.

I am fascinated by the quality of this book. … A wonderful blend of thrilling adventure, science fiction and romance. … It delivers on so many different levels. Well done—Dennis Waller, Top 500 Amazon Reviewer.

This story had every element … an exciting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. Abundance of well-illustrated scenes. … had me immersed from the beginning. The story flows … with ease, and the author shows exceptional skill when it comes to storytelling. … Twists and turns in this page turner … make you want to read it non-stop. … Highly recommended—Piaras, Amazon Reviewer.

Phenomenal series offers elements of the thriller, mystery, science fiction, and romance genres. Dr. Lapin’s novels are exciting, with wonderfully developed characters and situations—Jada Ryker, Top 1,000 Amazon Reviewer.

Mad scientist or brave hero? … A murder mystery, medical thriller, and science fiction novel all rolled into one. I recommend it highly—Diane Rapp, Amazon Reviewer.

A fast paced story so plausible that I had trouble figuring the line where science fact and science fiction resides. … That credibility made the debate about the desirability of immortality real instead of fantasy. … An entertaining read—Capt’n Bob, Amazon Reviewer.

Genetic Tinkering after Astronomical Catastrophe

Lawrence L. Lapin

Twitter: @LarryLLapin

There is considerable controversy today arising from genetic tinkering. There is fear amongst the public regarding GMOs (genetically modified organisms). It is a common occurrence to see newspaper stories about farm-bred fish that grow many times faster than wild counterparts, about food crops that carry mutations to resist herbicides, or about tomatoes that have longer shelf-lives. As a consequence, the organic food industry gains ever-increasing market share, certain imported foods are banned, and labelling laws get strengthened.

Genetic modification offers many benefits. Most promising: mosquito reproductive systems can be altered so that females lay unfertilized eggs, and entire generations of a pest are never born. That seems like a good way to eliminate the spread of malaria and other insect-borne diseases. But there are fears that beneficial creatures might also be interrupted, with unknown consequences.

Issues from genetic tinkering would still be of concern, even after a massive “dinosaur killer.” Though, such concerns would be less compelling during restoration of the Planet. My book, Adam’s Pouched Lion, does not ignore the dangers from genetic interventions. Indeed, a major portion of the story concerns tinkering with virus DNA. I won’t spoil my plot here, but it is easy to imagine the worst consequences from playing god with viruses.

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In Book IV of Adam’s Chronicles Planet Earth is still recovering from a disastrous meteor impact. The centuries-long effort to restore animals and plants—and mankind itself—has been expanded to include bringing back certain mammals that went extinct much earlier.

Adam Boatwright worries about the future. The long-lived geneticist wants a world with a small human footprint. But he also wants to compensate for the earlier ruin people brought. His ambitious goal is improving the planet’s platform for future evolution. In doing so he has reversed extinctions, starting with woolly mammoths and saber-toothed cats. In the works are bringing back long-dead keystone Australian predators: Tasmanian tiger-wolves and marsupial lions.

Find out more about my Amazon Kindle E-Book at:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01183SHPM

(Amazon offers a free app for reading its E-Books on PCs, iPads, etc.)

The Adam’s Chronicles Series

Layout 1      Adam's New World 0616 (Small)      Adam's Tiger 0616 (Small)      Layout 1

Adam’s story is always brought up to date in fresh ways, so that books in this series may be read in any order.

The following book is the series prequel and may be read independently.

AdamForeverFinalCoverModifiedCorrected

All of the above are available at Amazon as Kindle E-Books.

What Others Say About This Series

Awesome story of restoration of Earth—an epic novel, one that shall never be forgotten. Dr. Lapin is truly gifted as a story teller. … Powerful, fast page turning story. Highly recommend—Nancy of Utah, Amazon Reviewer.

Great book, it is the kind of book you can’t wait to read again—Sandra Potter, Amazon Reviewer.

I am fascinated by the quality of this book. … A wonderful blend of thrilling adventure, science fiction and romance. … It delivers on so many different levels. Well done—Dennis Waller, Top 500 Amazon Reviewer.

This story had every element … an exciting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. Abundance of well-illustrated scenes. … had me immersed from the beginning. The story flows … with ease, and the author shows exceptional skill when it comes to storytelling. … Twists and turns in this page turner … make you want to read it non-stop. … Highly recommended—Piaras, Amazon Reviewer.

Phenomenal series offers elements of the thriller, mystery, science fiction, and romance genres. Dr. Lapin’s novels are exciting, with wonderfully developed characters and situations—Jada Ryker, Top 1,000 Amazon Reviewer.

Mad scientist or brave hero? … A murder mystery, medical thriller, and science fiction novel all rolled into one. I recommend it highly—Diane Rapp, Amazon Reviewer.

A fast paced story so plausible that I had trouble figuring the line where science fact and science fiction resides. … That credibility made the debate about the desirability of immortality real instead of fantasy. … An entertaining read—Capt’n Bob, Amazon Reviewer.

Earth’s Environment, 500 Years after a Gigantic Meteor

Lawrence L. Lapin

Twitter: @LarryLLapin

Imagine Earth 500 years after another “dinosaur-killing- sized” meteor. What changes might there be?

I have made a case for increased volcanic activity, which would affect the climate in profound ways. In my book, Adam’ Tiger, I note some climatic changes, such as more rainfall over Southwestern North America. Of course, nobody can predict that. After all, human kind had made a gigantic mess prior to the astronomical calamity. For that reason alone, geological records gleaned from past events would not provide good predictors.  And, the nature of the impact and its location would heavily influence the direction of change. The drastic cooling of Earth from obscured sunlight wouldn’t match past events. Nor might the intensity and duration of darkness fit into an existing atmospheric model.

In telling my story, I have for convenience left the Planet little changed geophysically. My focus was placed instead on life restorations and human interactions among people and their coping with massive disaster. To give some realism that we might relate to, the results are conveyed through the life of Adam Boatwright, who conveniently leads recovery efforts and lives long enough to see the results.

Some would say it’s all science fiction. I certainly would call my story fictional science. And any story of the future that deals with such events must have elements of science fiction. State-of-art is advancing too fast for any story involving science to avoid some science fiction. The key element is how much suspension of disbelief is required of the reader. I have tried to make it all plausible, hopefully blurring the lines between reality and science fiction. You can judge for yourself how well I’ve managed.

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Book III of Adam’s Chronicles moves 500 years into the future. Planet Earth is still recovering from a disastrous meteor impact. The centuries-long effort to bring back animals and plants—and mankind itself—is nearing its conclusion.

Humans make a small footprint in this renewed world, though ecological disaster is expected from explosive population growth. Changes are in the works, troubles are brewing, and Adam Boatwright worries about the future.

The long-lived geneticist vows to discourage mankind from again ruining the planet. He also takes on a new goal: to make life more robust while improving the platform for future evolution. In doing so, he would bring back animals driven to extinction by early humans, starting with woolly mammoths and saber-toothed cats.

Find out more about my Amazon Kindle E-Book at:

www.amazon.com/dp/B00LDD8UEQ

(Amazon offers a free app for reading its E-Books on PCs, iPads, etc.)

The Adam’s Chronicles Series

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Adam’s story is always brought up to date in fresh ways, so that books in this series may be read in any order.

The following book is the series prequel and may be read independently.

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All of the above are available at Amazon as Kindle E-Books.

What Others Say About This Series

Awesome story of restoration of Earth—an epic novel, one that shall never be forgotten. Dr. Lapin is truly gifted as a story teller. … Powerful, fast page turning story. Highly recommend—Nancy of Utah, Amazon Reviewer.

Great book, it is the kind of book you can’t wait to read again—Sandra Potter, Amazon Reviewer.

I am fascinated by the quality of this book. … A wonderful blend of thrilling adventure, science fiction and romance. … It delivers on so many different levels. Well done—Dennis Waller, Top 500 Amazon Reviewer.

This story had every element … an exciting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. Abundance of well-illustrated scenes. … had me immersed from the beginning. The story flows … with ease, and the author shows exceptional skill when it comes to storytelling. … Twists and turns in this page turner … make you want to read it non-stop. … Highly recommended—Piaras, Amazon Reviewer.

Phenomenal series offers elements of the thriller, mystery, science fiction, and romance genres. Dr. Lapin’s novels are exciting, with wonderfully developed characters and situations—Jada Ryker, Top 1,000 Amazon Reviewer.

Mad scientist or brave hero? … A murder mystery, medical thriller, and science fiction novel all rolled into one. I recommend it highly—Diane Rapp, Amazon Reviewer.

A fast paced story so plausible that I had trouble figuring the line where science fact and science fiction resides. … That credibility made the debate about the desirability of immortality real instead of fantasy. … An entertaining read—Capt’n Bob, Amazon Reviewer

Vegan Humans Would Help a Recovering Planet

Lawrence L. Lapin

Twitter: @LarryLLapin

Meat production in today’s world involves nearly as much grain as humans consume. On the order of ten pounds of grain protein is required to grow a pound of beef. A human population subsisting on red meat would be unsustainable. And, today’s population is already so large that it’s on the verge of destroying our planet.

My stories in Adam’s Chronicles explicitly deal with an Earth that is destroyed. But our world didn’t die a slow death while being ruined by needing humans who cannot control their numbers. Rather, my fictional Earth is hit by a massive meteor that kills most life. The culprit is a rock ten times more massive than the asteroid ending the dinosaurs.

My story begins with twenty-five survivors who take on the mission of bringing back life. Animals are so precious that people become vegetarians, making that a traditional lifestyle.

In the third series book, Adam’s Tiger, Earth’s human population has grown beyond a million. It has been 500 years since the catastrophe, and meat-eating is becoming fashionable. Some fear an unleashing of new population growth and attendant problems.

Superhero Adam Boatwright has been secretly directing restoration efforts and keeping the planet on an even keel. Would he allow meat-eating to prevail? Does he have the power to stop it?

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Book III of Adam’s Chronicles moves 500 years into the future. Planet Earth is still recovering from a disastrous meteor impact. The centuries-long effort to bring back animals and plants—and mankind itself—is nearing its conclusion.

Humans make a small footprint in this renewed world, though ecological disaster is expected from explosive population growth. Changes are in the works, troubles are brewing, and Adam Boatwright worries about the future.

The long-lived geneticist vows to discourage mankind from again ruining the planet. He also takes on a new goal: to make life more robust while improving the platform for future evolution. In doing so, he would bring back animals driven to extinction by early humans, starting with woolly mammoths and saber-toothed cats.

Find out more about my Amazon Kindle E-Book at:

www.amazon.com/dp/B00LDD8UEQ

(Amazon offers a free app for reading its E-Books on PCs, iPads, etc.)

The Adam’s Chronicles Series

Layout 1      Adam's New World 0616 (Small)      Adam's Tiger 0616 (Small)      Layout 1

Adam’s story is always brought up to date in fresh ways, so that books in this series may be read in any order.

The following book is the series prequel and may be read independently.

AdamForeverFinalCoverModifiedCorrected

All of the above are available at Amazon as Kindle E-Books.

What Others Say About This Series

Awesome story of restoration of Earth—an epic novel, one that shall never be forgotten. Dr. Lapin is truly gifted as a story teller. … Powerful, fast page turning story. Highly recommend—Nancy of Utah, Amazon Reviewer.

Great book, it is the kind of book you can’t wait to read again—Sandra Potter, Amazon Reviewer.

I am fascinated by the quality of this book. … A wonderful blend of thrilling adventure, science fiction and romance. … It delivers on so many different levels. Well done—Dennis Waller, Top 500 Amazon Reviewer.

This story had every element … an exciting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. Abundance of well-illustrated scenes. … had me immersed from the beginning. The story flows … with ease, and the author shows exceptional skill when it comes to storytelling. … Twists and turns in this page turner … make you want to read it non-stop. … Highly recommended—Piaras, Amazon Reviewer.

Phenomenal series offers elements of the thriller, mystery, science fiction, and romance genres. Dr. Lapin’s novels are exciting, with wonderfully developed characters and situations—Jada Ryker, Top 1,000 Amazon Reviewer.

Mad scientist or brave hero? … A murder mystery, medical thriller, and science fiction novel all rolled into one. I recommend it highly—Diane Rapp, Amazon Reviewer.

A fast paced story so plausible that I had trouble figuring the line where science fact and science fiction resides. … That credibility made the debate about the desirability of immortality real instead of fantasy. … An entertaining read—Capt’n Bob, Amazon Reviewer.

Ever-Present Dangers of Human Over-Population

Lawrence L. Lapin

Twitter: @LarryLLapin

My book, Adam’s Tiger, begins 500 years after Earth has been hit by a massive meteor, ten times bigger than the dinosaur killer. Only twenty-five people survived. They are environmental remediators and life restorers who have also been procreating themselves, and now about a million humans inhabit the planet.

Superhero Adam Boatwright is worried. He recalls that as the Twentieth Century began, China had about as few people as the pre-meteor United States. He remembers just how fast world population had grown before the catastrophe and believes the restored human race could double every thirty or so years. He is convinced that within a few centuries Earth might again hold a population matching its pre-meteor level.

Adam reluctantly adopts a new goal: zero-population-growth. He knows how badly pre-meteor humans teemed over the planet, destroying habitats, poisoning the air, and heating the atmosphere. He remembers how that led to multiple tragedies, including rising seas, climate change, and massive extinctions. Species were vanishing much more rapidly than Earth had ever experienced.

But Adam wonders if he did too good a job in saving the human race. Keeping the human footprint small is now essential to the continuing mission to bring life back—even if restorations provide a meager approximation of what had been. Blessed with a very long life, Adam had been instrumental in creating a robust platform for future evolution, and he is comfortable to let Mother Nature continue that task. That would be impossible should human population ever again reach a critical mass.

Adam’s zero-population-growth program would not be easy. He realizes that, as with any successful species, limiting population requires outside forces. Nature had always created natural brakes on growth by creating competitors and by bringing forth predators. Adam has done a good job at limiting the most effective human predators—harmful viruses and bacteria. Now Adam does not have the luxury of time. And, he cannot wait for evolution to sort things out.

Adam's Tiger 0616 (Small)

Book III of Adam’s Chronicles moves 500 years into the future. Planet Earth is still recovering from a disastrous meteor impact. The centuries-long effort to bring back animals and plants—and mankind itself—is nearing its conclusion.

Humans make a small footprint in this renewed world, though ecological disaster is expected from explosive population growth. Changes are in the works, troubles are brewing, and Adam Boatwright worries about the future.

The long-lived geneticist vows to discourage mankind from again ruining the planet. He also takes on a new goal: to make life more robust while improving the platform for future evolution. In doing so, he would bring back animals driven to extinction by early humans, starting with woolly mammoths and saber-toothed cats.

Find out more about my Amazon Kindle E-Book at:

www.amazon.com/dp/B00LDD8UEQ

(Amazon offers a free app for reading its E-Books on PCs, iPads, etc.)

The Adam’s Chronicles Series

Layout 1      Adam's New World 0616 (Small)      Adam's Tiger 0616 (Small)      Layout 1

Adam’s story is always brought up to date in fresh ways, so that books in this series may be read in any order.

The following book is the series prequel and may be read independently.

AdamForeverFinalCoverModifiedCorrected

All of the above are available at Amazon as Kindle E-Books.

What Others Say About This Series

Awesome story of restoration of Earth—an epic novel, one that shall never be forgotten. Dr. Lapin is truly gifted as a story teller. … Powerful, fast page turning story. Highly recommend—Nancy of Utah, Amazon Reviewer.

Great book, it is the kind of book you can’t wait to read again—Sandra Potter, Amazon Reviewer.

I am fascinated by the quality of this book. … A wonderful blend of thrilling adventure, science fiction and romance. … It delivers on so many different levels. Well done—Dennis Waller, Top 500 Amazon Reviewer.

This story had every element … an exciting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. Abundance of well-illustrated scenes. … had me immersed from the beginning. The story flows … with ease, and the author shows exceptional skill when it comes to storytelling. … Twists and turns in this page turner … make you want to read it non-stop. … Highly recommended—Piaras, Amazon Reviewer.

Phenomenal series offers elements of the thriller, mystery, science fiction, and romance genres. Dr. Lapin’s novels are exciting, with wonderfully developed characters and situations—Jada Ryker, Top 1,000 Amazon Reviewer.

Mad scientist or brave hero? … A murder mystery, medical thriller, and science fiction novel all rolled into one. I recommend it highly—Diane Rapp, Amazon Reviewer.

A fast paced story so plausible that I had trouble figuring the line where science fact and science fiction resides. … That credibility made the debate about the desirability of immortality real instead of fantasy. … An entertaining read—Capt’n Bob, Amazon Reviewer.