The augury of the cover art is so deeply buried in our collective psyche that pandemic danger,
remote rescue, stolen flight (freedom) and the autumn of civilization, only seem like fantasy.
As one editor put it: “This book may contain the keys to our only way out of this gadgetglorified concentration camp we call civilization.” the publisher
“We meet young Lilith at a point just before she is snatched up by history in process of hurtling us toward apocalypse. . .that ending which has been the subtext of civilization since the first wild-eyed Kurgan dared suppose Nature could be conquered, and then set about doing it! And voila! A mere ice-melt later and his gryllos is our gryllosthis compulsory hunger-game called civilization, which will not be sated till every last daughter of Mother Nature has been orphaned or obliterated. Now there's a bedtime story for posterity.” Shaelyn Chaminade
(1044 pages, over 270 illustrations + study-friendly binding.)