A New Kind of Superhero

Lawrence L. Lapin

Twitter @LarryLLapin

Today I read about a new kind of superhero. He or she is not strong like Superman, though this character does have a weakness—one more profound than vulnerability to kryptonite. The modern superhero does not swing from tall buildings like Spiderman, who has his own faults. And, a modern superhero need not use tricks and gadgets, like Batman does.

A modern superhero doesn’t battle with colorful characters and merely have the bad guys put in jail. The modern superhero has more profound challenges, like global climate change and extinctions.  He or she uses brainpower to get the job done.

Adam Boatwright is one of them. He solves problems using his mind, not physical strength. He is a geneticist and surgeon whose mission is to restore life to an Earth badly damaged by a big meteor. He is not strong. He is comparable to Superman, though, because he does not age, a tenuous condition that might just be temporary. He can still die by drowning or any accident that would kill a normal human. Like the fabled Transylvanian Count, he is only virtually immortal. Adam’s constant worry is that others will chase after immortality and use it for personal gain. Some have tried.

Like a typical superhero, Adam must assume new identities, lest his secret inspire others to duplicate his scientific discovery. He will not let the world be destroyed by billions of ordinary people who won’t die. In my book, Adam’s Caverns, he begins living like a true superhero.

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The epic survival tale begins, as Book I of Adam’s Chronicles tells of the world facing pending impact by a gigantic meteor. Adam Boatwright faces his greatest challenge: preparing for the collision and dealing with the aftermath of the massive calamity.

When all hope of saving the planet is lost, the rescuers hole up in a deep cavern to wait out the catastrophe. Their story deals with worthiness of the human race, family planning, reproductive politics, planned mutations, cloning, animal rights, immortality, sexual preferences, and what life to restore. They encounter betrayal, career crises, shattered dreams, sacrifice, and renewal.

The common thread of this book is science, discussed in ordinary language. Subjects include controlled evolution, intelligence enhancements, non-cryogenic embryo storage, expanded animal-human communications, and prolonged cessation of the aging process.

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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.


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.



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