Novels


THE ANTI HIGGS DRIVE

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Earth, having ejected billions of its poor and powerless into space for employment in the asteroid mining industry has become a pseudo utopia as a result. Revolution and revolt are tempered by humanity's reliance upon the earth controlled partial Dyson Sphere for its energy.
Aboard a small rickety retrofitted cargo ship, a mining crew attempts to extend the liberty afforded to them by their independent yet treacherous existence. One member of the crew, a genius by any measurement, is desperately seeking to unshackle the solar system from earth's control unbeknownst to his shipmates. Driven by a horrific past and a consuming desire to right his own wrongs, the genius places the totality of his hope in a radically inventive and law of nature bending propulsion system. Now he must navigate the incalculable risks of space travel, human greed, and his own vendettas.


AUTHOR COMMENTARY

My mind frequently ponders the trajectory of, and possibilities for humanity's future. Inspired by Gene Roddenberry and his vision in Star Trek The Next Generation, I saw a world where people didn't want for much because they could have all that they wanted. With space tourism and private space entities become increasingly viable, I couldn't help but extrapolate that trend into the future. 

I firmly believe that science and technology are the fastest, but not the best, way to alleviate many of mankind's problems through efficiency and abundance. Through renewable energy, and potentially asteroid mining, we may be able to overcome some of human nature's worst features. With absolute abundance, my belief is that the desire to hoard and control will be reduced.

My suspicion is that without a collective rethinking of how we should proceed as a species, we will carry the same patterns of oppression, fear, and greed into the future. I fear that we will fail to end much of the unnecessary suffering on this planet, and merely extend it to a multi-planet scale. The obvious result is the mere enrichment of a few individuals and corporations.

This book, "The Anti Higgs Drive", explores a plausible future where automation and efficiency have lead to mass global unemployment. A future where advancements in propulsion have made national boundaries absurd and the exploration of our solar system viable for commercial endeavors. In the book we explore some of the implications of such a future, along with the solutions and criticisms from the perspective of the main characters.

I sincerely hope that you enjoy the book and consider some of the possibilities that I've presented.