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Book three of the Blessings of Gaia Series
by Robert Balmanno
Paperback / $15.95 / ISBN-13: 978-1-58790-333-5 / 344 pages / 5.5” x 8.5”
General Fiction / Science Fiction / Dystopian
The Year 519 A.G. (After Gaia): Civilization needs a restart. The Gaia-Domes—technology-rich, oppressive and fanatical—are collapsing. Contending religions and sects roil the planet. Semiliterate primitives, decimated by environmental catastrophe, struggle to comprehend their obscure roots and uncertain prospects.
A brilliant youth, groomed for the task from childhood, is sent by the New Rebels on a 12-year odyssey to uncover archives that will enable him to construct a new alphabet and write the Foundation Document for a postlapsarian world. But can he successfully complete the mission without losing his faith, his principles,or his life?
Drawing on what Joseph Campbell called the monomyth narrative, Embers of the Earth chronicles a future where ecology is destiny, revolutionaries are venerated as goddesses, family secrets have global repercussions, and the reluctant hero is a teller of tales who sparks an underground cultural revival by refusing to tell lies about humankind’s past.
Robert Balmanno has worked as a library specialist in a Silicon Valley library for 30 years. He is a trade union activist and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa, working with cattle in small villages in Dahomey (Benin). Balmanno earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and did post-graduate work at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and the University of London, King’s College.
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