Lawrence L. Lapin
I started my first novel wanting to make a difference. Coming to story-telling after great success with my statistics and quantitative decision-making textbooks, I gravitated toward science fiction. I am not a gadget person, and my brand of sci-fi would not be a traditional “space opera,” though it would be firmly based on science.
I do have early work experience with ballistic missile systems and have always been interested in astronomy. I am also fascinated by evolution and genetics. I am also very interested in life, death, and the possibilities of physical immortality. My first novel would be woven from these threads.
It was on a long walk that my story came together. I would work out the concept of immortality by experiencing it through the life of a fictional character, Adam Boatwright. A geneticist and surgeon, my protagonist would have the noblest of all human goals. He would restore life to Earth after an astronomical catastrophe—one greater than what is believed responsible for killing the dinosaurs. He would be a new kind of superhero
An author of best-selling textbooks, I worried about my reputation. My science fiction had to inhabit a high plane, akin to that occupied by Jules Verne and Ray Bradbury. The stories had to seem real, with no black magic. Everything would be plausible, with little need for readers to suspend disbelief. My superhero needed integrity while being humble. He would feel justified having the gift of immortality, since long-life made practical the gargantuan task of restoring life to a dead planet.
It was a very heady experience, laying out basic architecture for Adam’s story. That project provided the ultimate creative outlet. It also made an ideal framework for addressing various social issues and ethical matters. It was fulfilling to vicariously “play god” through Adam, having him solve some intractable problems nagging at us today.
At the time of this posting, the following four books comprise the Adam’s Chronicles series, with more to be added.
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.