Day 19 of #scrypthalloween spotlights my novel A COURSE FOR HUMANITY. While most books take me six to eight months to write, this one took sixteen years. It was something I contrived back in 2001 and after writing it sat on my shelf. It wasn’t until late last year when I decided to update it and make a story that could connect with the audiences to kick off a new trilogy…
official description: The future has been set in stone… or has it? When a group of military scientists discover a ripple in reality, they must face their ultimate challenge. Someone has travelled into the past and changed history, causing the timeline to shift. The result? Human extinction. Now humanity’s only hope lies with the Continuum group. They must break their own law against time travel, and prevent the temporal ripple from ever occurring. They will need a secret weapon to do so, but that weapon is a threat to them all… Meet Francis Murphy. He’s the last living vampire, and he’s out for revenge against those who’ve experimented on him. Will he help the Continuum group put humanity on the right course, or will he side with a traitor in their midst? Only time will tell.
Available in print and digital at lulu.com and Amazon.
You read correctly. I’ve been asked about a book I wrote back in 2001 called CONTINUUM: THE FIGHT FOR HUMANITY. It never was published, but I held onto the rights because I knew eventually I’d do something with it. My original concept of this sci-fi novel has since changed, not just because of the times changing, but also because I wanted more for it, and some of the ideas ended up becoming part of my current novels.
Now the thought is that this lost book will become (with some changes and tie ins) a stand a lone book end to the series. It involves time travel, so the idea is to have it serve as book 10 AND book zero. I’ve already dropped hints to an organization called “Continuum” in a couple of the novels, but never focus on it. All that the characters know is that it is something that branches off throughout history and becomes the basis behind many secret organizations: Knights Templar, Freemasons, Illuminati, Skull And Bones Society, and a few others.
The picture included is from my novel TECHNO FEAST. While it doesn’t include the Continuum logo, it does show that all of the secret societies have something in common. The artwork on it was done by my brother, Dan Pipito, to appear as a secret government X-ray type file. The design was all mine from in the book, and there is much meaning behind it.
I’m looking at late 2016 or early 2017 as a release date for Continnum, so while you have time, check out some of the hints dropped in the current novels.