New – The Last Show on Earth
Where are All the People?
My idea for this novella (over 15,500 words) was to try to answer the question: “If there have been no humans on planet Earth for several thousands of years, how can I bring them back?”
I’ve been working on this idea for several years and had all but the ending until a week ago. Then I saw how to wrap it up and I’m happy with the results. I hope you enjoy it also.
Where the Heck Am I?
I've always thoroughly enjoyed two things “happening” to the protagonist: waking up in a strange environment and exploring an unknown territory. After some background narrative, I thrust our protagonist–a young Tom Edison–into an advanced, alien environment and left him to try to get his bearings and figure out how to survive. See how well he does and think about what you might do differently.
The Full Description
Earth has been void of men, women, and children for over 3 millennia. Flora and fauna once again continue on their evolutionary trek without interference. Erosion, volcanic upheaval, rain, wind and storms go unabated. Separated from man, the planet has returned to covering shades of green, brown, and blue with clean air and pristine oceans.
Each night eight beacons flare on and shoot pulsating streams of cold light upward through the atmosphere and into space. Paris; Washington, D.C.; Peking; Sidney; Cairo; Moscow; and Lima are sites of the alien icons, obscene monuments to the religion of the vanquishers.
Alien supplicants visit the shrines dedicated to the histories and memories of the race they destroyed. Humans were an interesting race, almost obscene with their intense emotions and constant disregard for authority. But now they are safely sealed in The Book, the dioramas of historical enactments that serve as part of the sacraments of the universe of the conquerors. Or are they?
I wrote The Last Show on Earth with the idea of expanding it into a series. In fact, the Epilogue of the book is the beginning of the next volume in a series. But I might need a bit of encouragement.
If you would like to read the next book in the series, drop me an email or leave a comment and I’ll finish and publish the next one.