By Peter David
Event the colossal tapestry of After Earth in a novelization in contrast to the other: A thousand-year saga that includes unique content material from the brain of Peter David, the veteran sci-fi writer who helped increase the richly imagined universe. this is often the entire, never-before-seen chronicle of the intense kin that's been around the universe and back--from humanity's final days on the earth throughout the occasions of the epic film!
Raige runs within the family
General Cypher Raige of the United Ranger Corps is just the newest in a protracted line of heroes. For one thousand years, ever because the globe used to be engulfed by means of environmental apocalypse, the Raiges were instrumental in humanity's survival. They led the way in which because the survivors deserted Earth, settled an uninhabitable planet known as Nova major, withstood an onslaught from a mysterious alien strength, and carved out a brand new domestic within the farthest reaches of the galaxy.
Now Cypher has again to his relatives after a longer travel of accountability. For his thirteen-year-old son, Kitai, tagging with his well-known father is the journey of a lifetime--and an opportunity to salvage their courting. but if an asteroid collides with their craft, they make a crash touchdown that leaves Cypher seriously--perhaps fatally--wounded.
Kitai Raige has continually desired to end up that he has what it takes to reside as much as his illustrious identify. Now, all too quickly, he will get his probability. along with his father's lifestyles at the line, Kitai needs to enterprise out into the unusual, adversarial terrain of a brand new global that turns out eerily popular: Earth.
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The DEA doesn't want to seean effectivetreatment for narcotics. My God, where would they be if there weren't any drug addicts? There was a period back in the'60s when it seemed as if a genuinely enlightened attitude might be evolving. WB: Yes,it seemslike all the ground gainedin the '60s-in all sorts of areas-is now being lost. LM: Is this rightward swing an inevitable reaction? WB: No swing is inevitable. I'm not even convinced that what we're seeingis necessarilya swing. What we're seeingwith drug attitudes is certainly engineeredby the administration.
Far-seeingwas one of the things; the CIA has done a lot of experimentswith far-seeing. The idea was that agents could go and see enemy encampments and emplacements. I've read a number of books on the subject. Quite interesting, well documented. I usedthe idea in Cities of the Red Night with the character Yen I-ee. LM: You had your first hallucinatory visions when you were only about four years old. What kind of experienceswere these? WB: I wouldn't call them hallucinatory at all. If you seesomething, it's a shift of vision, not a hallucination.