Volume 1, Mona Lisa on the Moon, Thirty-Two Thousand Years in the Making
About the Book
Thirty-two thousand years ago, a gifted child is born into a world most would consider paradise. There has not been a war or hunger for some eight thousand years. The ozone layer is four times thicker than it will be later. Genetic abnormalities are nearly nonexistent and there are no diseases. As she matures, Mona Ann Lisa—just one of a highly advanced civilization on Earth—prepares to fulfill her destiny.
Unbeknownst to Mona, a change in the political and military leadership has been ongoing for decades. Now something new is afoot. After she eventually becomes the youngest captain of the planet’s fleet of spaceships, her career blossoms as she faces challenges and threats to her civilization. Mona is the best chance the species has to survive. While she accepts her many working titles, Mona knows that Levie, her sentient artificial intelligence entity, is the true brains of the operations. As a chain of events unfolds, Mona, Levie, and others must jump into action as the health and well-being of all sentient life precariously hangs in the balance.
In this science fiction novel set thirty-two thousand years ago, a child prodigy transforms into the captain of a fleet of spaceships and embarks on a journey to save humanity.
About the Author
George B. is a fan of science fiction, science, religion, fantasy, history, military science, astronomy, theoretical physics, law, medicine, and philosophy. He is now retired but worked for years in several areas of science research and application. He started out in the biological sciences, moved to law, was drafted out of law school during the Vietnam War, and later migrated into industrial psychology, computer-assisted analysis, programming, systems analysis, decision analysis, and risk management.” Afterward he transitioned into military science, medicine, artificial intelligence, robotics, and leadership. Throughout, he was known as a troubleshooter and investigator. He was associated with research and development, participating in management and coordination at a national level. He returned to the study of law before finally retiring in 2007. His hobbies include photography, golf, hiking, graphics, research of alternate history, and, of course, writing, not to mention spending time with his dog, Foxy. And last but not least, he shares his life with his very lovely and dear best friend and wife of thirty-nine years, Linda.