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A Space-Time Odyssey by

Paperback, Published in Apr 2009 by Llumina Press

ISBN10: 160594243X | ISBN13: 9781605942438

Page count: 368

Evergreen, a bold, spirited allegory on dominion for the entire family, is set in a lush, Bunyanesque world where prophecy and legend are on a collision course with Kaleija - a cosmic, millennial event that triggers the awakening of a great planetary force called the Golem. Foreseeing natural disaster and cultural peril, the Golem delivers a soul-stirring warning to tribal leaders and one modern-day traveler, hidden from the natives. Hope is given when the Golem offers a gift - an enchanted chrysalis named Gaia ("Guy-ah") - and a prophecy: "Only when three worlds combine into one will balance be restored across the land." In this series-launching journey, we accompany Gaia and her colorful escorts on an unforgettable odyssey. We share her fears when confronted by vicious marauders, discover her extraordinary powers triggered by the incivility of each new foe, and feel the exhilaration as her metamorphosis unfolds in the heat of battle. We also learn that to carry out the Golem's prophecy, Gaia must undergo one more physical change - a rebirth, with revolutionary consequences. The core of Evergreen's refreshingly principled optimism, witty and fun-loving characters, and intense imagery is an evolving supernatural and science fiction foundation where moral development and technological innovation, cultural conflict and cosmic upheaval, and full-scale inter-species war have profound implications for the world of Evergreen - and, perhaps, our own. A.S. Ziner is an applied sociologist, college professor and futurist. He has taught across the social sciences since 1986 when he earned his Ph.D. at the University of North Texas. Evergreen: A Space-Time Odyssey is an amalgam of his teaching and research interests. As a former national leader in applied sociology and a practitioner for over twenty years, his solution-centered career has focused on investigating community-based problems raised by clients, developing strategies to address their problems, and offering opportunities to implement the solutions he proposes. The Evergreen series is created to accomplish this process vicariously through an unearthly civil odyssey to transform the hearts and minds of our next generation of movers and shakers.

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