EDGE OF HEAVEN is a political, espionage and military thriller in the style of Tom Clancy and Stephen Ambrose. Written from 2000-2009, "Edge" describes the downfall of a bankrupted American military empire by 2020, with one party rule (in 2011, 87% of Congress voted for the NDAA 2012 police state with military 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 totally monitored; and a corporate "Little Sister" surveilance society based on social media to control the "middle class" which is uninvolved and silent- lest they risk losing their jobs in a permanent recession that is kept in place by special-interest controlled politicians who are welding themselves into a corporate "one America, united!" political expression.
In the book, a nuclear/ environmental apocalypse is triggered by a sudden rise in global warming, caused by an atmospheric flood of methane release from the previously frozen Arctic permafrost. Then, America's banker China forecloses on the world's most powerful and bankrupt computerized/ industrialized police state, with the help of a resurgently imperialist Russian government's Cold War missile stockpile. Nuclear targeting is by a PLA geologist spy, embedded at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, who targets Yellowstone, the largest super volcano on Earth which has become unstable due to recent earthquakes in Jackson Hole. Post-attack, the nuclear-attacked caldera explodes and unleashes the Earth spirit Gaia to heal the wounds to the Earth caused by a corrupted mankind, out-of-balance with nature worldwide.
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.
This limited edition (700 remain of 1,000 examples) will never be reprinted. Future editions of EDGE OF HEAVEN will be e-book only (release expected in early 2013 with a different title already picked out. The eBook will update the looming American "fiscal cliff," the coming water and food shortages in America by 2020 and the emergence of both the NDAA 2012 "detention" camps and the rise of an American Hitler with dangerously simple answers for an under-employed and seemingly entitled nation.
EDGE OF HEAVEN
Limited First Edition
- This first edition is destined to be a signed and numbered classic work by the author. Because, to celebrate the "emerging security state", this limited edition is the first in publishing history to have the author's DNA on the signature page (a piece of tape, stuck to the artist's arm- then to the book page.)
This DNA is the basis for a follow-on book, set 400 years in the future; part of the evolving line of "Edge" stories that document the evolution of human consciousness from analog...to digital...to quantum. EDGE OF HEAVEN will always be the first DNA-documented limited edition artifact of this quantum beginning in 21st Century literature...as we leave the analog era behind and step into the science fiction future of writers like Verne, Orwell, Bradbury... and Guthrie.
Thank you for your interest in Edge of Heaven!