Lawrence L. Lapin
Adam’s Chronicles tells of our world after most life is lost from a giant meteor calamity. Nearly five centuries of restoration activities have transpired between Book II (Adam’s New World) and Book III (Adam’s Tiger). In that future timespan, many animals preserved as eggs or embryos would have been restored to rejuvenated habitats.
Most challenging of the land animal restorations are Asian and African elephants. Bringing back those large creatures would have special problems only hinted at in my books. I will tell their story in a later novel, stepping back in time within one of superhero Adam Boatwright’s many flashbacks. I’ll take a similar approach in telling about whales. Those aquatic giants would undergo a troublesome restoration process, probably filling most of another work.
Other backstory fill-ins will be handled in similar fashion. For instance, little has been said so-far about restoring bacteria. Higher animal forms (including us) are symbionts depending on a host of small organisms for survival. Notable among these are gut bacteria. Our bodies contain hundreds of various species of these essential micro-organisms. Surviving humans would carry those critters inside, passing them on to their children, thereby keeping future generations healthy.
But what about other mammals, fish, birds, and reptiles? In Adam’s Caverns (Book I) only a handful of mammal species could be brought underground before the giant meteor hit—cats, dogs, goats, monkeys, and guinea pigs. Those would be teeming with their own microbiota, though the varieties would likely be insufficient to serve other species still in embryo form. Elephants and other foragers might barely survive with bacterial transplants of goat bacteria.
Early series books make little mention of essential microbiota. My story line to-date presumes that restorers would have saved ancillary life, preserving that with embryos and eggs of the host species. Any missing essential biota would have to be genetically engineered. The fictional rescue scientists are presumed capable of overseeing that effort.
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
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