Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.
— Hugh C. Cameron
Hello there. If you are here, I suspect it is because like me, you have a love for the fantasy and the far out.
Before I get started, let me tell you a little about myself. I am a combat vet with an English degree from Rutgers University. My lovely wife and I live in sunny San Diego where we enjoy all the attractions and comforts the city has to offer.
You will learn more about me as time goes forward. And I certainly hope to learn about you.
Now back to my original comment.
This is a place where all ideas, thoughts, rants (just be polite), are welcome. I like to sit and sometimes contemplate the state of the universe and life itself. Questions like the afterlife, outerspace, and just who or what is the higher power. Is there life on other planets? Was Atlantis real? What was the true purpose of the Egyptian pyramids?
Those are just a few things I thought about over the years.
That is where Opportunus Adest, the novel, comes in.
Opportunus Adest is loosely translated from Latin to mean “Here at the opportune time.” That is the inscription on a French jeton from 1656. One coin has what looks like a spaceship on it, and another depicts rain on a tree that appears to be growing. No one is exactly sure why these coins were created. My story says Earth is not alone and we have been getting help from intergalactic neighbors since the dawn of time. These beings always show up when humanity needs a nudge in advancement. Hence the title.
There are beings who have a vested interest in making sure the planet continues to move along at an acceptable pace. Keep in mind that there are those who take the opposite approach and want Earth stagnated and mired in intellectual darkness. Que bono? Who benefits? You will have to read and find out.
Some of the themes explored in the novel are:
1. Religion is an unquantified belief in a being or system.
2. Free will vs predestination.
3. Redemption is always available if you seek it, despite your past.
4. There is a fine line between benevolence and malevolence.
5. Magic is science not yet discovered.
The first part of the novel is called Sidereus Nuncius (Starry Messenger) You will learn some of the key players and their motivations. Let me warn you though that nothing, and I mean nothing, is what it seems. In this universe, what you believe is false and what you know is wrong. So where lies the ever elusive truth? Decide that for yourself.