EDGE OF HEAVEN is a political, espionage and military thriller, written in the style of Tom Clancy and Stephen Ambrose. Published in 2009, "Edge" describes the rise of an American "Security State" with one party rule beginning with a GOP rout in 2016(in 2011, 87% of Congress voted for the NDAA 2012 police state provisions for no-warrant arrest and no right to trial "for duration of hostilities.") The book describes the legalization of drugs in America to establish a permanent underclass of labor that is monitored in their drug intake. Everywhere, a corporate "Little Sister" surveilance society grows. Social media controls the "Hand-damned" mobile users who drive and text. The fascist President "speaks for Real Americans" and virtual mob rule creates a "Fortress America" as the bankrupted global military empire collapses under $20 trillion in unredeemable national debt.
In the book, a nuclear/ environmental apocalypse is triggered by a leap in global warming that is caused by an atmospheric flood of methane: released from previously frozen Arctic permafrost. America's banker, China, then forecloses on the US treasury debt China holds, causing global market collapse. Russia's imperialist Russian government joins China in coordinated action against America and the West, in Ukraine, South China Sea, Middle East.'s
In Wyoming nuclear targeting of the Yellowstone super volcano is done by a PLA geologist spy, embedded at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. China attacks the volcano and unleashes the Earth spirit Gaia in a gigaton blast. The American middle west is covered in ash, as global cooling causes crop failures for years. Worldwide, a half billion people are "culled".
EDGE OF HEAVEN tracks two married couples and their families, as they evolve from the analog 20th Century into the digitally-discreet 21st...and after death into the quantum foam of infinite future possibilities for the basic goodness of human consciousness.
EDGE OF HEAVEN
Limited First Edition
- This first edition celebrates the "biometric security state": becoming the first book in history to have the author's DNA "secured" on the signature page (a piece of tape, stuck to the artist's arm- then to the book page.)
The author's DNA becomes the basis for a follow-on book, set 500 years in the future; when the author's DNA is used to reincarnate him (as an analog curiosity) by Martian colony priests who worship the dead. The author becomes a "proof of concept" for the Cult of the Butterfly Wing, the rise of SexTars and Club Wormhole!
2016 update: Here is a Playmate, living in that futureShe loves her new body!
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