From Eden' by
Kathryn A. Graham
an America in which a religious regime has come to power,
and all freedom and thought is rigidly controlled in order
to support that regimeís claim of God-ordained tyranny.
Individual thinkers are branded as "enemies of the
state", passports are required to cross county lines,
your papers must be always in perfect order and must be
surrendered immediately upon demand by officers of "National
Security", the slightest infraction is sufficient to
cause your arrest and torture until you confess to crimes
you never even dreamed of committing...
rest of the world watches sadly as this once-great nation
descends into a morass of religio-philosophical stagnation,
but with a conscript force numbering into the hundreds of
millions, America still has enough military might to make
any nation decide not to intervene. The intellectual decay
of a nation where true knowledge is suppressed in favor
of a State Religion that proclaims that all science is an
abomination to God could be complete within a generation,
and there are very few options for fighting it. Successful
rebellion is impossible, due to the fear of punishment harbored
by the citizenry, and aid from other countries is limited
by the fear military reprisal.
one small group refuses to give up. If knowledge is suppressed,
then knowledge is what the regime most fears, and must therefore
be the most effective weapon with which to combat the tyrants
who claim to be the Voice of God on Earth... and so knowledge
is what they seek, a form of knowledge that cannot be disputed
or explained away by the church and its controlled media.
Dennis, Eric, Sally, Paul and a handful of others, dedicate
"their lives, their fortunes and their Sacred honor:
to bringing light to that knowledge and sharing it with
the world, and the cost will be as great for some as it
is possible to be. In a secret underground base, a decade
is spent preparing for an expedition to uncover the one
possible fact that could destroy the very foundations of
the tyrannical church... absolute proof that life exists
elsewhere in the galaxy, absolute proof that man is NOT
alone in the universe!
brave freedom fighters must live as fugitives, must come
to grips with their own fears and accept the necessity of
even their own deaths in order to protect and complete the
mission they have set for themselves, and despite capture
and torture, sabotage, betrayal and the sure and certain
knowledge that success will mean that they will die millions
of miles away from their homes, they persevere against greater
odds than any rebellion has ever fought before. This story
is so dramatic and exciting that youíll come to regard each
of them as a friend, and detest interruptions that make
you put this book down for even a a few moments!
science upon which the book is founded is accurate, and
the authorís understanding of human nature and personalities
makes each character come to life. The reader will share
their fears, their hopes and their despairs, and like this
writer, will reach the surprise conclusion of this first
book in a series with an impatient demand for the next episode,
so that our relationship to the characters might continue
for a few hours more.
A. Graham is a licensed private investigator, and
says her hobby is reading physics textbooks, which she uses
to make her science fiction stories more accurate. She writes
regularly for the Sierra Times and other publications, and
I am proud to call her my personal friend. She and her partner,
John Tarsikes, have lately taken on a number of previously
unsolved cases, including the case of the Murder of Janie
Ward in Arkansas.
is also a member of Armed Females of America and is our
Texas State Director.
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