Global warming has buried most of the old cities underwater, creating a new shoreline, where most of the inhabitants of the world live. The interiors of all the continents are so hot and barren that almost nobody lives there. Humanity is “served” by a race of intelligent, genetically engineered chimpanzees, with a series of even more intelligent gorillas ready to be released into the world. Our 18th and 21st century time travelers unwittingly become embroiled in a struggle for world domination, orchestrated by the same secret society that ended the last civilization (our civilization). Can humanity’s experience from the past, as embodied in our heroes and heroines, keep history from repeating itself?
Will there ever be an end to the cycle of empire building, prosperity, decline and collapse that the human race has experienced so often? Is it even possible for humanity to build a stable government, economy or civilization? In this, the third book of The Safety Factor series, lies a frank and potent examination of many areas of the human experience.
Jerry Travis is a writer and information technology consultant working for private industry and the government all over the United States. Some of the more interesting places he has worked at are The Aerospace Corporation, Los Alamos, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, and the Department of Energy. He has a knack for making complex material both comprehensible and interesting.
Josephine Mayes is a comedian, scriptwriter and social worker in Hollywood.
Sheila Pfeiffer is an artist, poet and legal secretary living in Las Vegas.
Maria Savva is a writer of several published books (Coincidences, A Time to Tell, Pieces of a Rainbow) and a solicitor living on London.