Book One of The Rational Future Series. By 2150 we've solved humanity's great problems, and found a place for those who are prone to violence. Tika finds that it's tough to be a strange and frighteningly gifted child among The Tiger People. Then she learns that she's the product of illegal genetic engineering! Uses Metric (SI) measurement units.
New Professionally Published Edition! Features greatly improved cover art and graphics, a recurring character list, proofreading by six editors to eliminate every typo, and professional editing including chapter breaks.
This book contains one graphically described scene of sexuality, and many instances of adult themes and sexual issues. This book is not recommended for children. It deals with cultures that are far less sexually restrictive than our own, with far fewer sexual taboos, due to the elimination of sexual diseases, the replacement of patriarchy with gender equality, and the universal use of family planning and birth control. This book has been re-written to remove the most controversial material from previous editions, but those who are socially conservative will probably still be offended by this book.
This story contains many graphic descriptions of intimate and deadly violence.
This series contains a strong message of hope; that we can solve all the great global problems of humanity and usher in a golden age, a utopia. The future society and culture presented in this series is partly based on bio-sociological engineering, which is itself based on bio-sociology as introduced and developed by professor Edward O. Wilson, and on the human zoology and sociobiology of Dr. Desmond Morris. This beautiful future is a big part of why so many readers love this series so much, but that future is not what the story is about at all, it is merely the setting.
This is a story of growth and family, of action and adventure, of mystery and danger, and of striving for greatness while dealing with unique and difficult challenges.
Many of the readers of this science fiction series also loved this author's fantasy series. Even many who had never read or enjoyed fantasy before were so impressed with The Rational Future Series that they then tried The Nexus Of Kellaran Series, and loved it just as much. The Nexus of Kellaran trilogy: Blessings Of A Curse, The Fire And The Storm, and Chaos Of A Demon War are available now.
Wayne Edward Clarke has been a professional musician, an inventor, a bio-sociological engineer, a gardener, and an author of fantasy, science fiction, erotica, and non-fiction books. He recently formed a fully staffed publishing company; Wayne Edward Clarke Publishing, which will soon be publishing other new and talented authors.
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful new world, August 27, 2011
By Lavender Lib "Libby" (Birmingham, AL) - See all my reviews
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I started reading this book, and was immediately immersed in a fascinating new world! In the future, the world has gone to the brink, and civilization pulled back. Now it has gone back to us nurturing the planet rather than just taking from it without giving back. All technology is underground, leaving the surface to be as natural as possible. While modern technology and advances exist and are used, a portion of the population has returned to (in my opinion) almost stone-age times of living off the land.
The story follows a small group of exceptional people for six months. The center of the story is a seven year old girl with an unbelievable talent for fighting. The story and development of the characters was so enjoyable!
I found this book hard to put down, and stayed up late several nights reading. I think it was a good thing to read this on a Kindle, because I had no idea how big a book this was! It kept my interest the whole way, and I will definitely want to read the next book to see what happens!
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Great story little heavy on some areas see comments below
A very engaging read
A beautifully fleshed out vision of an intriguing future and a world full of very strange, highly advanced characters that definitely require a large measure of suspension of disbelief on the part of the reader. Nevertheless the author is able to pull off a thoroughly entertaining narrative that I am eager to continue with it's sequel.
The hand-to-hand combat scenes were my favorite aspect, vividly engaging my imagination in a way few books have been able to do.
My only criticism, and a warning to some, would be the prominence of highly detailed sexuality of a taboo nature (outside of the world created by the author). I highly recommend this book, however a great deal of maturity, and perhaps intestinal fortitude, is a must. Not for children, in my humble opinion.