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Central Passage

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A science fiction novel of the catastrophic climatic effects of an accidental war and the challenge of humanity's next evolutionary phase. This book is one of the first novels related to transhumanism.
Hardcover, 246 pages
Published 1962 by William Sloane Associates
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Central Passage (1962) is set after a nuclear Holocaust has demolished the Isthmus of Panama, setting the oceans astir and initiating a convulsive spasm of Climate Change with a new ice age threatened; its escalation is averted through a successful attempt to block the Isthmus again. In the meantime, Post-Holocaust atomic radiation has caused radical mutations resulting in a breed of Supermen destined to inherit the Earth.
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Lawrence Schoonover (1906–1980) was an American novelist.

Born in Anamosa, Iowa, Schoonover attended the University of Wisconsin, then worked in advertising before becoming a novelist.

Lawrence Schoonver had four daughters with his wife, Gertrude Hedwig Bonn: Judith Hedwig (1940), Mary Elizabeth (1942), Caroline Grace (1944–2005), and Virginia (1946).

Writing mostly historical fiction, his attention