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The Center's Edge Revisited
Corte Madera Store
Sat., July 9, 2022 • 2:00pm PT
The Center’s Edge Revisited is a twilight-zone saga about the universe as a spiral, depicting repetitive behavior historically – acts of kindness, abuses of power – the light and dark of humanity evolving toward a meaning of life beyond death.
The novel is a series of four interconnecting short stories:
Book 1 (TRIBES) presents a view of civilization at its beginnings where tribal cooperation and rivalry coincide, producing both goodwill and cruelty, innovations in weaponry, medicine, and the arts.
Book 2 (EMPIRES) illustrates the result of population growth, cities forming governments, class structures, power struggles, and wealth accumulated through warfare and slavery.
Book 3 (NATIONS) is a mythological metaphor, the aberration of an inverted Handmaid’s Tale, told to shockingly depict the political insanity and state of disunion resulting in an autocratic overthrow of democracy.
Book 4 (ALIENS) presents a future in which astronauts, searching for extraterrestrial life, enter the abyss of a black hole and are transformed metaphysically by gaining the dimension of time, the ability to dream travel, and the knowledge of their reincarnations and connectivity.
“History never repeats itself. Man always does.” — Voltaire
Todd Crawshaw photo courtesy of the author