Knocking on Heaven's Door: A Novel

Knocking on Heaven's Door: A Novel

by Sharman Apt Russell

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On a hotter and more volatile earth in the twenty-third century, humans like Clare and Jon live in utopia, hunting and gathering in small tribal bands, engaged in daily art and ritual, reunited with old friends like the shaggy mammoth and giant ground sloth. Even better, they still have solar- powered laptops and can communicate with each other around the world. The understanding of physics has also advanced. When scientists first cloned extinct species from the Pleistocene, they discovered that many of them were telepathic—that consciousness travels in waves. For most people, animism has become the preferred religion, a panpsychism compatible with the laws of a fractal holographic universe. As Clare tells one of her students, the return to an older, Paleolithic lifestyle is “one of humanity’s greatest achievements.”

It’s too bad that utopia had to come at such a cost: a genetically engineered super-virus that wiped out most of earth’s human population. Humanity was shaken by that event, and humanity vowed to change. Now, on the 150th anniversary of that catastrophe, a small group of men and women—as well as a smarter-than-average dire wolf and saber-toothed cat—are suddenly faced with decisions in which the stakes are higher than ever before. Will earth repeat the cycle of unbridled hubris? Or is humanity’s destiny even stranger than that?

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631580680
Publisher: Yucca
Publication date: 01/12/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Sharman Apt Russell is a longtime professor at Western New Mexico University and Antioch University in L.A. She is the award-winning author of numerous essays, short stories, and books, including Hunger and An Obsession with Butterflies. Additionally, she was the recipient of the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award, the New Mexico Zia Award, and the Rockefeller Fellowship. She lives in Silver City, New Mexico.

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Knocking on Heaven's Door: A Novel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 9 months ago
I couldn't get pass the first 60 pages. I guess I just couldn't connect with this book.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Couldn’t put this exciting book down. The people and scenes were gripped. I found the philosophical ideas very interesting.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Apocalypse with a twist? Definitely. You'll find what they utilized in this new world something you won't find in any other end of days book. It's intriguing, and definitely unique from any book you've read to date.