Human-ness, Ape-ness, and Genetic Intervention

Lawrence L. Lapin

Twitter: @LarryLLapin

Adam’s Chronicles is concerned with restoring life to Earth following a meteor disaster that kills-off most species. Surviving humans take on the task of restoring life to the Planet. They need all the help they can get, especially from the apes, which have been restored early and raised amongst them.

We can learn much about human-ness by watching apes, our genetically closest cousins. Book I of Adam’s Chronicles focuses two groups of great apes, chimpanzees and bonobos. Those cohabiting primates have been fostered out of necessity due to temporary human inability to reproduce. Some apes would go on to live wild, while others would live amongst humans as hairy people. Their first infants, mothered by humans, will receive dietary supplements of mind-enhancing chemicals and grow up to be highly intelligent.

In one sense, Adam’s Chronicles takes animal rights to a new level, bringing two groups of beings onto an equal plane with humans. These hairy ones become full-fledged members of a new multi-species society. But that is not enough for those domestic creatures: they want to have certain physical human characteristics.

Hairy people would thus become new species, apart from their ancestors. (An analogy would be dogs vis-a-vis wolves.) The non-humans prevail upon scientists to genetically manipulate them so that their children will walk upright on two legs, just like humans. They also want to vocalize their speech like “proper” people instead of using sign language. They will adopt human characteristics, such as modesty. Hairy people in my stories wear clothing to cover embarrassing genital folds and to demonstrate equality with humans.

The hybrid society brings unforeseen problems and many benefits.

At the time of this posting, the following four books comprise the Adam’s Chronicles series, with more to be added.

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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.

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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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