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« on: March 27, 2008, 09:15:04 PM »

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Since first reading the likes of Clarke, Stapledon, Hobsbawm and Baxter, I've been resolute about writing and illustrating my own detailed "future history" of mankind. When I felt that I was ready to roll, the effort took me a little over two years.

All Tomorrows follows our destiny as we spread out, specitate, go extinct and rise again in the following billion years. The narrative focuses on different species of people across a thousand colonized worlds, their experiences wildly different from each other, yet somehow still connected through the virtue of the "human condition" that underlies our behavioral quirks. Shattered apart at first, the different humanities come together to face the ultimate challenge, the final override of their inherent greed and irrationality.

I hope you enjoy the ride.

The prose of the book doesn't ooze style or drama. It doesn't have much of a witty dialogue. It doesn't have memorable characters, as it doesn't name any.

What is has is incredible and broad imagination and nothing less then an epic story of humanity.

A little taste of what is to come:



That is a human being, grown, accustomed and modified to comfortably live in zero-gravity. The picture here is no cartoon but a realistic, scaled representation of such a person. The oversized fingers and toes along with its slim hands and legs are no accident. The hairdo may be.
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2008, 01:09:39 AM »

I don't think mere adaptation in a single lifetime could cause that kind of change.  The oversized fingers and limbs are a change on a genetic level.  However, over several generations and natural selection, it looks like a viable theory of a being adapted to zero gravity.  However, given current medical advances, I doubt natural selection can ever occur in humanity again.
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2008, 02:20:07 AM »

This looks/sounds awesome... I'll send it to Jon Perry (who I worked on Eternal Daughter with) - he's visiting right now and I know this would be right up his alley.  He's been really into sci-fi writing lately.

So thanks! Grin
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2008, 01:40:23 PM »

That's some terrific imagination, and outstanding work to bring it to life.  There is so much here.  It must have taken ages.  Kudos.
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2008, 09:06:12 PM »

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I don't think mere adaptation in a single lifetime could cause that kind of change.  The oversized fingers and limbs are a change on a genetic level.  However, over several generations and natural selection, it looks like a viable theory of a being adapted to zero gravity.  However, given current medical advances, I doubt natural selection can ever occur in humanity again.

The people are actually genetically modified, yes. Read the book, it has little text so its rather short. I don't want to spoil it.
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2008, 07:16:41 PM »

That is great art but my opinionis that any limbs we might still have if we live in space long enough would of shriveled to just what was needed for operating things, and it's more than likely that the body would become almost spherical just think about it Cheesy
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