Goodreads asked Steven Wood Collins:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Steven Wood Collins That's sort of a mystery to me . My ancestral heritage, however, is replete with examples of historical biblical and spiritual figures as well as science fiction authors. For instance, Sir Francis Bacon wrote a science fiction novel, entitled "New Atlantis", which is thematically similar to "Puramore - The Lute of Pythagoras",almost to the letter (see Goodreads Author's Blog post Actually, I only discovered the thematic relationship between the two novels less than six months ago. In fact, until then I wasn't aware Francis wrote "New Atlantis", much less knew of its existence.

A few other examples include the following:

Joseph Smith, Jr

Reverend John Rogers

Reverend William Bertholf

William Blake

Samuel Clemens

Wernher von Braun

Thomas à Becket

Robert Boyle

Sir Isaac Newton


Jesus of Nazareth

St Linus

Mary Magdalene

Melusine de Lusina

Francis-Xavier de Montmorency-Laval

Odin Fridulfsson

Aleister Crowley and L. Ron Hubbard are also cousins of mine.

The idea might have had a divine inspiration from a dream I had well over a decade ago.

You might be taken aback by my listing of august scientists. Don't be. Both Robert Boyle and Isaac Newton, in my opinion, both knew full well they're representation of the physical universe was just a stepping stone....Both, by the way, were masters of the science of alchemy

"Nuf said for now"..

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