Friday, January 16, 2009

Novel Idea

Over Winter Break I had a chance to get away from classes and work.  This gave me the opportunity to express more of my creative side.  In doing so I came up with this idea for a novel (or series of novels) that I'd like to write someday.  I'd love to hear your comments on it.  Thanks.


In the near future the human race will continue the trend of splitting into groups separated by their ideologies. The most violent struggle, as it often has been, will be between those that embrace science and technology and those that adhere to the ancient religious texts. On the one side, technology has advanced to where people are able to download their consciousness into cyborg machines thus extending their life indefinitely. The god-like powers that these new cyborgs are wielding is a growing threat to those that believe in the sanctity of human life and the singular divinity of God.

Amidst this growing struggle, Melville, a young soldier sworn to protect the church, has a bright career in the service ahead of him. That is, if he can survive long enough to fulfill it. Threatened by a condition that often leads to an early death, he must make a decision that will shake his community, his family, and the roots of his faith.

At the same time, Cindy, one of the earliest scientists to take part in the cyborg conversion has lived a long life because of her decision. However, after being betrayed by the people she held most dear, she's beginning to question the value of the life she has lived. Lost in a sea of shallow promises and fake smiles she searches for the answers to ageless questions.

Though on separate sides of an increasingly bitter struggle these two will find in each other a glimmer of hope in their search for answers. Will they find it before their world erupts into war?

Martin Luther King, Jr.:  Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals. They are complementary.

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