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Cary Neeper

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Winner of two awards for The Webs of Varok--A Nautilus Silver Medal 2013 YA Division and ForeWord Finalist for adult scifi 2012--second book in The Archives of Varok series.
The first, published in 1975 by Charles Scribner's Sons has just been updated and released as The View Beyond Earth, along with the 3rd book The Alien Effect.
All are Standalone books set in an alternate 21st century Solar System where the aliens are too friendly, too nosy and too close to ignore. The stories explore positive solutions to secure the long-term future, while a multi-species family untangles webs of deceit and denial to protect their beloved planets and their family bonds.

I grew up with the Oz books, Winnie The Pooh, Alice in Wonderland, and The Hobbit--t
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Cary Neeper Those moments when you sit back with your published book and realize it's the best thing you've read in a long time. Then you find something better,…moreThose moments when you sit back with your published book and realize it's the best thing you've read in a long time. Then you find something better, and you can't wait to take your characters into a more powerful story written even more beautifully. English is an amazing language, a tool capable of ever-growing genius.(less)
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The Webs of Varok
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A Place Beyond Man: The Arc...
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1975 — 5 editions
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Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me)  Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts by Carol TavrisMistakes Were Made (but not by me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson, New York, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishinig Company, 2007.

Written by social psychologists, this is an in depth description of how we deceive ourselves and how we can set ourselves right. It is a must-read eye-opener because the authors describe clearly and... Read more of this blog post »
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The Webs of Varok (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Nov 03, 2012 03:22PM
Description: The second book in The Archives of Varok series, this young-adult/crossover science fiction title follows the human and alien cast from Neeper's 1975 first-contact novel A Place Beyond Man as they leave a troubled 21st Century Earth for the promise of stability on another world. What will it take to secure that promise, after a talented traitor sets her eye on the world's wealth. . . . and their fragile new family? Weaving real issues into the fabric of the story, Neeper illustrates sustainability and ecological economics though vivid example. She explores trade-offs in planetary stewardship through the adventures of her amiable aliens on a veiled moon of Jupiter. Your readers can begin the book today; free preview chapters are available online at ArchivesofVarok.com.
The View Beyond Earth (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Aug 25, 2011 03:03PM
Description: This is the same story told in A Place Beyond Man, revised in 1999 with corrections, an action-first style, and updates related to progress in sustainability and complexiy studies in the last 36 years. Is the setting even more relevant now? See the discussion in my blog.
A Place Beyond Man: The Archives of Varok (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Aug 25, 2011 02:59PM
Description: A first-contact novel written in 1975. Compare to the 1999 action-first style re-write as The View Beyond Earth

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“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
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