Distant Kingdoms: The Drodenar Project, Folly of the Gods begins in the early centuries of the Third Millennium AD, in a Galactic Earth Empire whose citizens enjoy engineered immortality and the technology to alter and create life in many forms with the aid of their sentient AI. A university research project locates a planet cast into an ice age by the near passing of a rogue world, upon which exists a threatened ecosystem on the verge of collapse. While the team works to correct the planet's tilt and orbit and restore the ecology, they discover a species which they develop and imbue with sentience. Over the next millennia, Mankind gives its creation an Early Bronze Age level of knowledge and tech, and guidance that results in a Golden Age, but when a war of independence breaks out across the empire, the research team is forced to leave Drodenar, and the Androgenari, to their own devices. After a thousand years of independent development on Drodenar, including wars and social breakdown, Humanity returns to pick up where they left off, only to find a very different planet than the one they left. Drodenar has once again been influenced by the rogue world's 1,000-year orbit through the system, and once again has fallen into a "Time of Ice." Meet the team of researchers and experience the epic story of the Andros' struggle to achieve ultimate stability and independence in the first of my three-book series.
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I have lived in several Ontario cities, where I trained as a chef, spent three years living in Barbados, West Indies, and met and married Margaret Greenidge on the beach in 1981. We have two wonderful sons, Jason and Krystofer, and four grandchildren, Malachi, Julia, Ethan and Erin, who are the true treasures of our lives. Since 1990 we have made our home in Edmonton, Alberta. This book is the culmination of my life's dream to become a published author.