A Multi-Species Society

Lawrence L. Lapin


The Adam’s Chronicles series involves hairy people of two species, both originating from their wild ancestors. Their launch is an interesting story in itself.

As you may know by now, my survival tale begins with a piece of Comet Icarus ready to make a “dinosaur-killing” sized splash into Earth. The main body of survivors—who will ultimately be led by superhero Adam Boatwright—emerge from their underground refuge and take on a mission to rescue life all over the Planet. They and their children plan keep that going indefinitely.

Unfortunately, all adult males would become sterile from radiation emitted from rocks within the cavern walls. The only potential father would be a four-year old boy born underground. The rescuers would wait to have their own children.

By the time Sean became a teenager, most women would be too old to naturally bear their own kids. In the meantime, one impatient woman volunteered to carry chimpanzee embryos that had been saved from before the calamity. Others followed her example and became pregnant with implants of three different ape species. Not only did that dramatically verify a key procedure for restoring mammals through interspecies surrogacy, but it also conditioned aged human bodies to later carry their own children. The pregnancies would begin long after menopause, and the babies would be fathered ex utero by teen Sean.

Fed mind enhancers, the restored apes would be reared by humans, with whom they could communicate by sign language. The animals would become super smart and fill in gaps that would have been occupied by human children.

Two ape species, a majority of the restored chimpanzees and bonobos, would receive all the rights of people. They would live in harmony together with humans. But those tame apes would want oral speech and want to walk like human people. They would request that their children be genetically modified to do so. The hairy people thus would become new species of people, distinct from their wild bonobo and chimpanzee cousins. The wilderness apes would lead primitive lifestyles like their ancestors, on opposite sides of the Congo River and apart from humans.

My book, Adam’s Pouched Lion, tells more about the hairy people and how they relate to their wilderness cousins.

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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.

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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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