Adam Struggles at Being the Superhero

Lawrence L. Lapin

Twitter: @LarryLLapin

Throughout Adam’s Chronicles, superhero Adam Boatwright is often nagged by self-doubts while also suppressing guilt over his own immortality. But feelings of inadequacy are usually alleviated by psychic rewards from his work. He is especially proud of the progress achieved by nudging along Earth’s massive life restoration efforts, which he began early, as the Planet was about to be hit by a wayward meteor from Comet Icarus.

Book IV ends with Adam feeling pretty good about what has been accomplished. He wonders if he should retire, which would probably end with him terminating his own immortality by taking a stopper vaccine that restores aging. But Adam knows his work will never be finished. And, to continue that he must spend much time and energy hiding his immortality, often switching identities.

Every 30 or 40 years Adam will become his own fictional “son or grandson” while relying on surrogates do most of his work. Much of that effort is restorations management, for which Adam strategically nudges aside inevitable disruptions. Such activities would never be enough, and Adam must be constantly be on the lookout for hazards that threaten species—especially people.

Adam finds that virtual immortality uniquely qualifies him to personally engage certain threats, such as epidemics arising from mutating microbiota. He vows to keep the people from again overpopulating the Planet, which could happen in as little as 500 more years. Yet, he also realizes that more people could do a better job of protecting Earth from future astronomical disaster. That task would be eased through infrastructure improvements needing more people. One priority would be a rejuvenated space program, hard to achieve with the bare-necessities provided by his restored cottage-industry world.

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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