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The Myth of Gaia - Out story 50,000 years from now. Ask me anything (AMA)!

Dr. J
Oct 11, 2017

I want to tell a story about the future of the human race 50,000 years from today.  It is called "The Myth of Gaia".  Gaia is the name of our planet Earth.  it comes from the Greek Geo, that's where we get words like geology and geography.  So Gaia is Earth.  50,000 years from now, humanity became so advanced living in planets orbiting other stars, and lost their real history and roots.  There was a myth that they really came from a planet called Gaia.  A historian and his daughter are set on an incredible adventure to find out the truth about their real origins. The truth was shocking and riveting.  It's a story that will raise goose bumps all over your skin.

See a Trailer of the Myth of Gaia on my Science with Dr. J YouTube Channel:  https://youtu.be/gjrFqt10bUY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjrFqt10bUY

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Did you self-publish?

Oct 11, 4:32AM EDT0

Yes, I am self-publishing in PDF format and in videobook format.

Oct 11, 7:23AM EDT0

Will this be a physical book or an ebook?

Oct 10, 11:12PM EDT0

Hello, Anthony,

There will be an e-Book, ,which will be mostly images and text to go along with the images.  The e-Book will be sold together with the DVD or separately, depending on how much someone wants to spend.

Oct 11, 12:36AM EDT1

Have you written any other books? How long did it take you to finish The Myth of Gaia

Oct 10, 9:52PM EDT0

I have written 9 science fiction books in total and dozens of science essays, plus I have started and will soon complete a video science encyclopedia that is already posted on YouTube (search for Science with Dr. J).  There are 13 videos posted already on this YouTube Channel.

I did research for 2 months before I wrote The Myth of Gaia, then it took me about a month to write it.   Writing was a truly fun experience to say the least.  The characters started taking a life of their own and they even forced me to change part of the story as they insisted on "behaving" the way they wanted, not the way I wanted.

Oct 10, 11:07PM EDT0

What genre would you say your book falls under?

Oct 10, 9:14PM EDT0

Hello, Jesa,

This is science fiction, however, it is unlike most science fiction it is based on real science, there is no fantasy here.  Everything in the story is based on real science with the physical and chemical laws of the Universe.   There is enough mind blowing stuff in reality that we don't really need fantasy or magic.

Oct 10, 11:03PM EDT0

Is the premise a sort of play on Einstein's thought that "One day, our technology will surpass our humanity"?

Oct 10, 2:45PM EDT0

Hello, Faye,

No, not at all.  In fact, our technology has already surpassed our societal memes, especially in the past 15 years.

My premise is based on the conlict between two factions.  One wants to stay human, and another that used genetic engineering to the extreme, so they became transhuman by a few degrees.

I reaaly encourage you to see the preview.  You will love the music and animation and images.  It's only 5 minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjrFqt10bUY

Oct 10, 2:54PM EDT0

Can you explain how you copyrighted your work?

Oct 10, 1:46PM EDT0

By stating on all your work that it is copyrighted, with name and date, it becomes legally copyrighted without having to go to any legal procedure.

Oct 10, 1:51PM EDT0

Who are your favorite authors?

Oct 10, 1:38PM EDT0

Hello, Poovri,

Nice to hear from you today.  Thank you for all your support during the past week with my other AMAs.

When I was a child, I read Superman, Tarzan, Adventures of Tintin (by the Belgian Herge, which Steven Spielberg turned into a blockbuster animation film 5 years ago and will release another one next year.  I can't wait.).

As I grew older, I read Isaac Asimov (I, Robot) and Arthur C. Clarke (Space Odysee 2001).  Carl Sagan (Contact) was my most favorite.

And in my young adult years Star Trek was very inpiring, both TV shows and movies.  And books too, actually.

I give a full explanation by video and music if you can watch my 5 minute short preview.  I am certain that you will really like it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjrFqt10bUY

Oct 10, 1:50PM EDT1

That's Great!  Thank you 

Oct 12, 12:32AM EDT0

How did you go about getting published?

Oct 10, 1:31PM EDT0

I am not publishing this the traditional way.  There is flood of millions of books and getting attention is very difficult.  People are giving away their books on Amazon.

That's why I decided to do it differently.  I am creating a videobook, where as the author I film myself telling the story with music and background images and video and animations.  So you get to read the story, to hear it, and to see it.  That's why it's called a videobook or videonovel.

Everyone who saw it loved it.  You can see a short preview here.  I am certain you will like it too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjrFqt10bUY

Please take the time to do that, I would appreciate to hear from you what you think of that after you have seen it!

Oct 10, 1:47PM EDT0

What authors inspire your writing?

Oct 10, 12:58PM EDT0

Hello, Sulabh,

When I was a child, I read Superman, Tarzan, Adventures of Tintin (by the Belgian Herge).

As I grew older, I read Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke.  Carl Sagan (Contact) was my favorite.

And in my young adult years Star Trek was very inpiring.

I give a full explanation by video and music if you can watch my 5 minute short preview.  I am certain that you will really like it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjrFqt10bUY

Oct 10, 1:04PM EDT0

What inspired you to write a book about humans so far in the future?

Oct 10, 12:53PM EDT0

Thank you for asking, Hammad.

Humanity progressed so incredibly fast during the past 100 years.  What we can achieve in the next 1000 years will be mind boggling.

But humanity faced serious problems and  so the next 1000 years were not as productive.  Then, suddenly, a natural disaster wiped out most life and there was a mass extinction.   About 2000 Japanese escaped and went to our nearest star to build civilization all over again.

Can you imagine how so advanecd and different it would be after 50,000 years, and on a different planet?

I give a full explanation by video and music if you can watch my 5 minute short preview.  I am certain that you will really like it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjrFqt10bUY

Oct 10, 1:01PM EDT0

Is only our solar system included in this novel or are other worlds?

Oct 10, 12:10PM EDT0

Other worlds besides our solar system.  Humanity left Earth in the year 3000 CE (or AD) and went to live on a planet orbiting the Alpha Centauri star (4.3 light years away).   After 50,000 years, they lost their roots and no longer knew that they came originally from Earth.  There was a myth among them that they really came from that far away star (our Sun), but no one believed it, it was just a myth.  So a historian and his 18 year old daughter set on an adventure to find out their real human roots.  

I have amazing music, video, and images to show it all.  Please try to see it, it is only a 5 minute preview.  I am sure you will enjoy it.  So please see it and tell me what you think.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjrFqt10bUY

Oct 10, 12:15PM EDT0

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/298333727/the-myth-of-gaia-our-story-in-50000-years

Oct 10, 12:07PM EDT0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjrFqt10bUY

Oct 10, 12:06PM EDT0

Skip my talking at the beginning, just go strait for the music and images and storyline at about 02:30 or so.

Oct 10, 10:30AM EDT0

Did you have friends and family help with feedback on your book?

Oct 10, 10:21AM EDT0

Yes, indeed.  The response is very positive.  The music, the images, and the story line were a great hit with everyone.

Oct 10, 10:29AM EDT0