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Two Summaries for BookBaby

July 19, 2016

Dear Reader,

Still working on proofreading my sci-fi novel and get it published on line.
Part of the process is to write one short and one long summary of the work for BookBaby my publisher.

Here goes.

BOOK SUMMARY SHORT

Writings in Science, a History of the Future, is a sci-fi novel in stories, essays, poems, and plays. It may not be the thickest Sci-fi book written, but it may be the biggest in scope.
The premise is this: millions of years from now the Earth is dying from the massive changes in our star, the Sun. In the rush to flee the planet, one man named I, collects his favorite writings in science to preserve Earth’s legacy before it is destroyed. He has assembled a history of the future from now to then.
The book is written in two parts. The first is called “I”, and covers the future history of Earth before our first contact with aliens. The second part is called “We” and covers the history of the Earth after first contact.

BOOK SUMMARY LONG

Writings in Science, a History of the Future, is a sci-fi novel in stories, essays, poems, and plays. It may not be the thickest Sci-fi book written, but it may be the biggest in scope.
The premise is this: millions of years from now the Earth is dying from the massive changes in our star, the Sun. In the rush to flee the planet, one man named I, collects his favorite writings in science to preserve Earth’s legacy before it is destroyed. He has assembled a history of the future from now to then.

The book is written in two parts. The first is called “I”, and covers the future history of Earth before our first contact with aliens. The second part is called “We” and covers the rest of the history of the Earth after first contact.
The book covers a lot of ground showing the changes in all aspects of our world. That includes new types of: cities, governments, religions, arts, inventions, ways of society, types of buildings, travel, recreation, education, schools of science, space exploration and more. Plus it includes an atlas of foreign planets, and stories of many Alien visits.
Along the way are hundreds of fascinating characters and their stories told in plays, monologues, poems, journals, essays, graffiti, papers, reports, puzzles, etc.
This novel is big-Big-BIG! I’ve taken notes for 15 years, and been writing and assembling parts for the last two! I really don’t think anyone else could do a novel like this, not even me! I could never do a sequel.

How Big is that Sci-fi Novel Tom?

July 15, 2016

More than once I’ve claimed that my sci-fi novel , Writings in Science, a history of the future, in stories, essays, poems and plays; is big. BIG!

So how big is that? Here is the contents of the 300-400 pages:

CONTENTS.
(Consider a bottle as a chapter.)

PART ONE: I.

PROLOGUE.
BOTTLE ONE: SCRAPS.
Robot Servant Problem.
Lemy Lime.
Margaret’s Story.
BOTTLE TWO: A NEW PAST EMERGES.
Eight History Essays.
BOTTLE THREE: SPINNING WORLD.
Corridors.
Nature Stories.
Brochure, Three Day Tours.
BOTTLE FOUR: ROUTE ONE, UP!
Way Station #1.
Invaders.
13 Other Alien Stories and Poems (Before We Knew There Were Aliens.) BOTTLE FIVE: OPEN HOUSE.
Essay on Ed.
Cogitology.
English Spelling Reforms.
CBA’s.
The Other Olympics.
People Power.
The Box.
BOTTLE SIX: LIFE SO LIVELY.
UV.
Laboratory Notes.
Three from Our World: Dolphin Literature, Worms, and A Bestiary of Nature. BOTTLE SEVEN: BUILDING.
Ten Essays on Building.
BOTTLE EIGHT: TRIALS.
Yellow Poets.
Interrogation.
Rip Van Winkle.
The Ministry of Truth.
The Cubicle and other Poems.
BOTTLE NINE: BABIES ON UP.
Babies and Developments.
Language.
Clara and Bara Coni.
What Happened to Books?
What Happened to Violence?
What Happened to Want and Crime?
BOTTLE TEN: LAB RESULTS.
Rog’s Report.
New Science Studies.
Z Puzzle.
Graffiti.
Miraculum 240.
BOTTLE ELEVEN: THE FOUR CORNERS OF SPACE.
Sky.
Moon.
Space Travel Beyond.
Planets, A Quick Survey.
BOTTLE TWELVE: BASIC BASIC.
Sex Halls.
Smells.
Basics.
Collection of Love Notes.
Food.
BOTTLE THIRTEEN: IT TAKES DARKNESS TO SEE STARS.
Blights And Blizzards.
Dark Age Cycle.
BOTTLE FOURTEEN: PIECES OF THE MOON.
Moon Observatory.
60 Pieces of the Moon.
Engine Room on the Moon.
Three Songs About the Moon.
BOTTLE FIFTEEN: GOVERNMENT.
World Government.
Dallas the Art Center of the World.
Quirky People.
BOTTLE SIXTEEN: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.
Scile.
Long Ago and Far Away.
Photon.
Factuals.
Three Boxes.
Seven Classic Science Film Synopses.
BOTTLE SEVENTEEN: EARTH BEFORE CONTACT AND DIASPORA.
Earth.
Plants.
Creatures.
Nature Maps.
People.
Robots.
BOTTLE EIGHTEEN: THE SKY IS A BRIDGE.
Sky Bridge.
Dialogues Among Us.
Time Table.
INTERMISSION.

PART TWO: WE.

BOTTLE NINETEEN: I CHANGES TO WE.
Waiting.
Dialogues.
Timeline.
Warning For Historians.
Diaspora.
BOTTLE TWENTY: RELIGION.
The Religious Crisis.
Guides.
37 Pebbles of Wisdom.
Ten Pebbles of Despair.
BOTTLE TWENTY ONE: SPORTS, THE ACTIVE HALF.
Virtual World Sports.
Real World Sports.
BOTTLE TWENTY TWO: FIVE SCIENCE SCHOOLS.
Dichotomy School.
Symbiosis School.
Outer Land School.
Bell Curve School.
Cloud Land School.
BOTTLE 23: ARTS, THE REFLECTIVE HALF.
The World of Arts.
The Film.
Durer’s Magic Box.
Gallery of Space Art.
Musead.
Psychology of Keys.
15 Poems and 7 Sayings on the Arts.
Paintings to be Constructed in Your Head.
BOTTLE TWENTY FOUR: SKY ATLAS.
The Sky Atlas Compendium.
Parroove.
Square Bacteria.
Library Planet.
BOTTLE TWENTY FIVE: THE INTERLUDE.
The Light Ages.
Universe in a Bottle.
Chiron.
BOTTLE TWENTY SIX: IF A THEN B.
Elder Report.
Grio Report.
High and Low Horizons.
XiXi Messages.
I Reports.
BOTTLE TWENTY SEVEN: PET JOURNAL.

Sayings of Editor Art (some recent ones.)

July 9, 2016

SAYINGS

Now we type with our thumbs.

Norman Rockwell was a photo realist.

The one thing about outsider art is that there is no pretense in it.

How can some one say they love our country but still allow pockets of poverty in it?

The only steel in a room of cardboard.

I require my books in my library to be alphabetized by punctuation marks.

Most people think poetry should ), not make sense, b) … well nothing matters after that.

The first job of a critic is to be able to separate what he likes from what is quality. The two are not always the same.

Q. Must have been fun living in the 60’s?
A. The cutting edge was great, but the bulk of the world was stuck in nochange from decades before.

A great painting gets better and better. A bad painting begins to irritate.

Within You and Without You (my version of the George Harrison classic.)

June 27, 2016

Song for the day: George Harrison would have been considered a great songwriter if he hadn’t been in the Beatles! His number of hits would have matched many other singer songwriters out there. This one is from Sgt. Peppers with a great melody that I turned into a single guitar – sounding like a sitar. The middle was tricky but I was pleased with it. Kind of tough to play live.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHPItIxBGJY

Four Poems from the sci fi novel Writings in Science

June 25, 2016

My upcoming novel is a history of the future told in stories, essays, poems and plays. Writings in Science.

Here are four poems from the novel.

This lantern
spreads darkness.
Its wick is cold,
its flame, ice.
.
one leaf of tea
in some boiling water
sweetened with
one grain of sugar.
.
This contentious continuum can’t continue!”
.
All we own
tied up with hope
to help us start
somewhere else.


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