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Cary Neeper

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Winner of 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.

As the author of the Archives of Varok series--set in an alternate 21st century solar system, populated with three or more intelligent--my challenge has been to stay as realistic as possible in order to portray the frustrations, challenges and solutions of our current dilemmas here on Earth.

Meanwhile, the Kepler discoveries have told us that we are very likely not alone in this universe, so it’s even more important to ask who we are as human beings, a major theme in the books. In the fourth book, now being edited, the toddler of The View Beyond Earth is grown up and asks the
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A Place Beyond Man: The Arc...

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The Lessons of History by Will & Ariel Durant, New York, Simon & Schuster, 1968, 1996.

Another prescient, must-read from the past, the Durants' short book reminds us of cycles in history-- from democracy to inequality in wealth to revolution and chaos and hopefully back to democracy. Given the current uproar in politics, their analysis is chilling, especially since Congress is so dysfunc... Read more of this blog post »
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The Webs of Varok (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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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.
A Place Beyond Man: The Archives of Varok (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: A first-contact novel written in 1975. Compare to the 1999 action-first style re-write as The View Beyond Earth
The View Beyond Earth (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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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.

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This book is a treasure for anyone interested in growing as a responsible individual, true to both self and reality.

Carol Tavris, Elliot AronsonWe can preserve resources for the future and protect the precious diversity of life on Earth. The tasks s
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Karen Armstrong
“Auschwitz was a dark epiphany, providing us with a terrible vision of what life is like when all sense of the sacred is lost and the human being--whoever he or she may be--is no longer revered as an inviolable mystery.”
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Edward O. Wilson
“Another principle that I believe can be justified by scientific evidence so far is that nobody is going to emigrate from this planet not ever....It will be far cheaper, and entail no risk to human life, to explore space with robots. The technology is already well along....the real thrill will be in learning in detail what is out there...It is an especially dangerous delusion if we see emigration into space as a solution to be taken when we have used up this planet....Earth, by the twenty-second century, can be turned, if we so wish, into a permanent paradise for human beings...”
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Calvin Coolidge
“Nothing in this 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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