Nonprofit Chronowar: Book Three Of The Jack Commer Series

Nonprofit Chronowar: Book Three Of The Jack Commer Series

by Michael D. Smith

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Ranna Kikken creates The Committee to End Suffering on Planet Earth, but its first conference in 2020 is ruined when ex-astronaut Joe Commer time travels from 2036 to lecture Ranna's nonprofit ladies on the coming breakdown of the solar system. Tormented by his role in dropping the superbomb that ended the Final War but rendered Earth uninhabitable, Joe has quit the Space Force, much to the disgust of his older brother Jack, Supreme Commander of the United System Space Force. In the audience, feckless young Urside Charmouth is horrified by the revelations from the future, fearing that he's harmed the timeline with his own drug-like time travel experiments. He drags his unsuspecting girlfriend, Mandy, on an irresponsible time travel romp to 2033, where he finds proof of the coming destruction of Earth. Mandy then pulls herself and Urside to humanity's new life on 2036 Mars, where she not only realizes that Mars is her true home, but also that she's a reincarnation of an ancient Martian empress.

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ISBN-13: 9781771151016
Publisher: Double Dragon Publishing
Publication date: 05/23/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 867 KB

About the Author

Michael D. Smith was raised in the Northeast and the Chicago area, then moved to Texas to attend Rice University, where he developed as a writer and visual artist. In addition to exhibiting and selling paintings and drawings, he has completed fourteen novels. He placed a novella, The First Twenty Steps, on both Barnes and Noble’s PubIt site and on’s Kindle Direct Publishing in order to offer some sample work and to experiment with e-publishing processes. His science fiction novel The Martian Marauders was published by Double Dragon Publishing in January 2012, with Book Two, Jack Commer, Supreme Commander, following in August 2012. The next two in the series, Nonprofit Chronowar and Collapse and Delusion, are also scheduled to be published by Double Dragon.

Smith’s writing in both literary and science fiction genres uses humor to investigate psychological and spiritual themes. He strives for high energy, intense character interaction, and strong emotion, employing extensive dialog and character thoughts to keep the feelings flowing through the story. His web site, sortmindcom, is named for his 2009 novel Sortmind, which chronicles the Telepathic Database, urban architectural wars, and two sets of aliens with opposing ideas about dealing with the human race. In his blog,, Smith explores art and writing processes. Both his web sites contain further examples of his writing and visual art.

Smith is currently the Technology Librarian for McKinney Public Library in McKinney, Texas. In his career as a librarian he’s done extensive programming for adults, including book talks and author presentations, and has also marketed libraries through presentations and contacts with local media. His work includes eBook and audiobook acquisitions and classes on using e-readers.

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FTaylor More than 1 year ago
Book Three in the Jack Commer Series, Nonprofit Chronowar, opens with an intriguing mystery involving Joe Commer, the passionate younger brother of Jack, Supreme Commander of the United System Space Force. Tormented by women and unable to cope with having rendered Earth uninhabitable in order to end the Final War, Joe somehow spontaneously time travels to Earth from 2036 to 2022, a date preceding the War. In so doing, he crashes a convention for a committee designed to soothe the suffering on Earth escalated by the early stages of the solar system's destruction. Having quit the Space Force in misery and disillusionment, Joe commences to compromise the timeline by ranting about the terrors to come. Here several characters are unwittingly drawn into a bigger picture. The characters in this story are full of realistic flaws, bearing all the insecurities, fears, addictions and neuroses the human race is prone to, especially under stress. The author uses a creative manifestation of time travel, the origins of which no one in the story understands, to weave together past and future events into a unified whole in which the main characters become aware of who they are and what they're capable of. They are expanded by contact with the future; and healed by contact with the past. To keep things lively, in the background looms the threat of war from the Alpha Centaurians, a cruel, bloodthirsty race bent on destroying humankind with advanced technologies that affect time-space and infiltrate consciousness. Their influence is introduced in subtle ways. Religious cults, Martians, Martians reincarnated into humans, beautiful women, madmen, lovers and a mysterious telepathic cat—it is not obvious who is friend or foe, delusional, misplaced in time or put there to wreak havoc. As the story unfolds, a fascinating, unnerving explanation is revealed for the seeming instability of time-space, bringing the characters together amid the chaos of impending doom to fight for a new dawn on Earth.