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.

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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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