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.

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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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