Lawrence L. Lapin
A previous post makes a case for a deep-space interception of life-threatening astronomical objects. Practical solution to pending catastrophe demands early detection. That requires dedicated time on telescopic instruments. Unfortunately, those very expensive devices are over-subscribed by astronomers. Thus, discoveries of nearby objects, such as comets, are now predominated by amateur stargazers using relatively modest equipment with limited range.
Discovery of “dinosaur-killer-sized” asteroids or comets with Earth-threatening trajectories would best be served by at least two dedicated telescope observatories: one in the Northern Hemisphere, another in the Southern. Those facilities should each contain an array of instrumentation to maximize the probability of early detection, with all necessary computer support for predicting trajectories.
Funding for such must be guaranteed by a government or by a consortium of private groups. The telescopes would be a small part of the ultimate comprehensive system, which includes intercepting Earth-bound objects and elimination of all pending space threats to life on Earth as we know it.
I believe there is no more important space mission than preserving life. We might begin now to collect forms and store them while building capability to eliminate astronomical threats. This would secure a last-resort future for life until we achieve deep-space intercept capability.
A fictional account of such an activity is presented in my book, Adam’s Caverns.
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
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.