Today we have a sneak peek from the science fiction novel by authors Jeff Dawson and Larry Welch: Gateway: Pioche.
June 2016—Stanford, Ca. Graduation for Muki, Abdul, Larry and Judith. Six years of cramming for finals and pursuing double master’s degrees has finally paid off. It’s time for VEGAS! Instead of enjoying their winnings, they find themselves in a life-threatening pursuit through the sleepy town of Pioche, NV.
What and who they find could unravel truths surrounding the most debated conspiracies of the past—who shot John Fitzgerald Kennedy, what happened to Judas Iscariot and did America really land on the moon in 1969. And, will Judith be able to purge her family’s ties to the Third Reich?
The Transhumanist Wager by Zoltan Istvan
Genre: Visionary Fiction
Word count: 150,000
Philosopher, entrepreneur, and former National Geographic and New York Times correspondent Zoltan Istvan presents his bestselling visionary novel, The Transhumanist Wager, as a seminal statement of our times.
Scorned by over 500 publishers and literary agents around the world, his indie philosophical thriller has been called “revolutionary” and “socially dangerous” by readers, scholars, and religious authorities. The novel debuts a challenging original philosophy, which rebuffs modern civilization by inviting the end of the human species—and declaring the onset of something greater.
Set in the present day, the novel tells the story of transhumanist Jethro Knights and his unwavering quest for immortality via science and technology. Fighting against him are fanatical religious groups, economically depressed governments, and mystic Zoe Bach: a dazzling trauma surgeon and the love of his life, whose belief in spirituality and the afterlife is absolute. Exiled from America and reeling from personal tragedy, Knights forges a new nation of willing scientists on the world’s largest seasteading project, Transhumania. When the world declares war against the floating city, demanding an end to its renegade and godless transhuman experiments and ambitions, Knights strikes back, leaving the planet forever changed.
They had found him in the undergrowth, probably just where his mother had told him to stay. She did not ever return for him.
“Something must have happened to her. Maybe wolves – or hunters,” Tom said.
“Poor deer. We can’t just leave him here. Something will come along and eat him for certain,” said Henrietta.
Tom gave an indignant gobble. “What are we to do about it?”
“Let’s just see if he’ll come along with us,” she answered.
The little fawn followed Tom and Henrietta all day. Tom didn’t like it one bit. The fawn was clumsy and made too much noise. He was sure to attract trouble. Even so, it was clear Henrietta’s mind was made up.
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