Author: John Dunn.
Book: Venus - https://www.createspace.com/3472174
Kindle version: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004CLYO4Q
After thirty seven years working for a multinational American computer company where I was a specialist engineer, I took early retirement to pursue some ideas I had.
I had no plans to be a writer. Oh no, not me, I had much more exciting things to do.
I wanted to develop an efficient urban wind turbine, obtain patents for some inventions and play semi-profesional lead guitar in Classic Rock groups. But amongst all this, the idea for Venus barged into my head, out of the blue and completely uninvited.
The idea was, instead of pinning our hopes on the very small chance of finding another ready made Earth-like planet somewhere impossibly distant, why not use our astonishing technical prowess as a human race to radically alter a currently unsuitable one within our very own Solar System. And intriguingly, if we did that, that is create a habitable planet and introduced life to it, surely we woud be performing a God-like role?
It was such a compelling idea that I felt I had to try and capture it as best I could and to try to bring the story to life.
While developing the plot, creating characters and the working on the larger than life technical aspects of re-engineering a planet, it suddenly dawned on me that creating a completely new world also presents the unique opportunity of creating a new world order.
We would have the benefit of hindsight and the opportunity to to try to prevent importing the worst excessses, inequalities and bloodhsed caused human behaviour under the guises of religion, politics and money.
Now I understand that if you ask a thousand people how to change the world in this way, you will get a thousand different answers, but hey, this is my book so these are my ideas on the subjects. Please believe me when I say that there is no intention to deliberately upset any long held beliefs but more to challenge some that seemed to have caused so much grief to the human race and to provoke thought and open discussions on those.
You will possibly disagree with some things in the book but I hope you will agree with many. I also hope you enjoy reading the story as much as I did writing it.
I live on the South Coast of England with my wife. Our children have grown up and live and work in London but we see them often.
For a hobby, I still play lead guitar in a classic rock covers band.
Book - Venus- an epic story of the colonisation of the planet.
Author - John Dunn
Born - 1952
Place of Birth - Madras, India
Keywords: Terra Nova, Avatar, James Cameron,Science Fiction, Star Trek, War of the Worlds, Star Wars, 2001 a Space Odyssey.