Lawrence L. Lapin
My novels provide a forum for discussing certain social issues and ethical matters.
My earliest book, Adam… Forever, accepts genetic intervention for combatting hereditary disease. The story treats animals with respect, though zoos still thrive and small mammals would be test subjects. Animal rights concerns are presented, but my superhero sides with experimentation, often using test mice. Dr. Adam Boatwright finds it expedient to violate some rules, notably using himself as a test subject for medical intervention. He would live a lie to protect the world from having the virtual immortality he accidentally obtained from a failed experiment.
Adam Forever was inspiration for and serves as the prequel to Adam’s Chronicles, a continuing story told through a series of novels. Key issues carry forward, and new ones arise.
Book I, Adam’s Caverns, concerns restoration of life following impact by a meteor of “dinosaur-killing” size. In dealing with the aftermath, a constellation of issues are raised. These include choices about what and whom should be saved, the need for secrecy, and surrogate motherhood across species, including human.
Through accident and misfortune, all men become sterile. Since a collection of human embryos was lost during pre-meteor melee, people cannot reproduce normally. In desperation, human cloning will be tried. When that fails, women will carry implanted ape embryos and bring forth essential restoration helpers. As substitutes for children impossible to conceive, those apes would be taught American Sign Language. Growing up taking dietary supplements, the critters develop intelligence rivalling human. They would become hairy people, joining with elders to form a multi-species society. That brings special challenges.
Eventually one human boy, born underground after the meteor, becomes sexually mature. He will father children of aging mothers still capable of pregnancy. A new group of surviving humans is found, giving the human race a promising future.
All issues continue through Book II, Adam’s New World, in which genetics dictates parentages that minimize future inbreeding and hereditary disease. Human embryos are created ex-utero to form new generations by means of in-vitro pregnancies. Sex becomes only recreational, mainly to strengthen relationships.
Throughout life restorations, priority is given infrastructure building, especially transportation. At the insistence of co-habiting ape descendants, rescue scientist will conduct genetic tinkering on a grand scale, helping those hairy people become more human-like.
Book III, Adam’s Tiger, further extends genetic manipulations that bring forth predators to occupy key ecological niches. Most notable: re-engineered of sabre toothed cats. Those felines would prey on woolly mammoths. The extinct elephants will be restored concurrently from embryos frozen millennia inside a mother trapped by a glacier.
Genetic tinkering is refined in Book IV, Adam’s Pouched Lion, in which fierce marsupial feline-like creatures are brought back from extinction to prey on kangaroos.
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.