J.M. Erickson’s Future Prometheus: Emergence & Evolution certainly does not disappoint his readers. Jose Melendez heads a US mission in Brazil where he witnesses a whole city’s male population going on a killing frenzy and ultimately being wiped out. An abnormal level of toxic steroids found in men is identified as the reason for the bizarre incident and worse, it is happening all over the world. Apparently, Melendez is immune from it and he becomes the key to eradicate the phenomenon. To examine his past, he is made to undergo cryogenic sleep but something goes horribly wrong. He wakes up after a hundred and sixty years of sleep to a world where mega-states are dominated by militant matriarchies, and populated by artificial persons and cybernetic life forms. With the help of cybernetic rescuers, he embarks on a mission to create a better world.
Fast paced, highly imaginative, and absolutely fascinating, Future Prometheus: Emergence & Evolution is a book that truly entertains. This is true for both fans of science fiction novels as well as for the general reader. The characters are quite interesting and varied. This is a story that tells of the struggles of the human species for survival. Threatened, we will go to extreme lengths in our quest for scientific knowledge because we believe it is the only way to save our race. This is also a story that reminds us of the risks that come in overreaching science and technology. In some instances, it can result in unintended consequences that can further disrupt the world as we know it.
I am awed by the fertile imagination of author J.M. Erickson in creating a new world order with very exciting characters. As a genius whose efforts to improve human existence may result in tragedy, the novel’s main protagonist is a character that you will not easily forget.