The Singularitive Scenarios
A team of scientists must
prove their surprising discovery
or surrender it to conspiracy
in this breakout soft sci-fi epic
exploring the pitfalls and virtues
of human nature.
In 2033, a rogue experiment in a Berkeley astrophysics professor’s lab leads to discoveries that astound humanity—but have uncertain consequences for the planet.
Those uncertainties incite a popular conspiracy theorist to spread apocalyptic doom. The discoveries also stir heretical ideas that provoke a firebrand religious crusader and her acolytes to vilify the leader of the Berkeley lab, a young professor striving to advance her career.
While battling to overcome all that often violent backlash, the roller coaster lives of the professor and her colleagues careen into even more chaos when their collaborations with a gutsy biotech entrepreneur, an alt-lifestyle activist, and a divergently-developed child reshape society—in beneficial but also divisive ways.
As the intimate stories of this cadre of trailblazers unfold in the face of this changing world, some will be triumphant. Others tragic.
The First Contact Last Resort series dramatizes how civilization is revolutionized by a chain of new technologies, scientific discoveries, and social movements. This crisply written saga of raw human experience will make you question our destiny—and our origins.
A Berkeley professor
at the forefront of
must stand up to
in humanity’s battle over
an enlightened or medieval future.
In the wake of recent astounding discoveries, uncertainty about environmental catastrophe is roiling society. The vitriol leads to an unimaginable backlash against the scientific community, especially the Berkeley professor most associated with the discoveries.
Meanwhile, the secret nighttime use of a prototype medical device by one of the professor’s students leads to a breakthrough—that will be an abomination to some. When the leader of the biotech company developing the device realizes the breakthrough’s life-saving potential, he’ll risk death threats, prison, and his company’s survival to use the device before it's proven safe.
This second story in the First Contact Last Resort soft sci-fi series dramatizes how our society and leaders cope with massive progress and upheaval. Some will be heroic. Others vile.
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Humanity’s responses to
opportunities and problems
hang in the balance
as a cadre of leading
scientists and trailblazers
clash with extremist
backed by their stew of
miscreant supporters and
Nearly a decade after the Extraterrestrial Singularitive, Berkeley scientists identify an impending natural disaster that will destroy an impoverished region of Earth. Even though the world’s wealthy nations have the technology to avert the disaster, government leaders lack the political will to finance the costly solution.
When the government neglect leads to a protest that erupts in violence, societal tribalism explodes and unprecedented levels of distrust undermine the credibility of government elections and leaders.
Meanwhile a genetically engineered technology developed to solve the one remaining challenge to crewed deep space exploration has a secondary application that company executives want to popularize because—hypothetically—it could dissipate identity politics. And generate large profits.
At the center of the maelstrom, two young women, one a scientist, and the other a business executive, band together to head off the global dilemmas, and their personal struggles.
This third story in the First Contact Last Resort soft sci-fi series dramatizes how societal experiments could be revolutionarily successful. Or recklessly disastrous.