Back in the year 2005, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a Declaration on Human Cloning. The organization that was known as the UN prohibited all forms of human cloning “inasmuch as they are incompatible with human dignity and the protection of human life.”

The beginning of the first Genome Age arose with the establishing of HUGE The International HUman GEnome Research Institute in the aftermath of worldwide condemnation of illegal cloning practices in 2023. The Institute included many of the biological engineers who successfully created the first five mature human embryos using somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) in 2008.

Another major development was to provide the impetus for the end of the First Genomic Age, the rise of global temperatures in the aftermath of the collapse of international agreements that followed in the wake of President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord. By the time the nations of the world enforced green house gas trade pricing tariffs, it was already too late. This is one basis of the new book project Awakening. Read the full article on Medium.

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Synopsis

The last great climate upheaval came at the time of the freezing of the last ice age.

As people await the onset of the next ice age, climate change has over a period of hundreds of years brought about changes no one could have predicted – warming, a change in the oceans, the loss of the bottom end of the food chain, disease, migrations on a vast scale, the erosion of law and order, and finally, diseases that have ravaged a weakened population on a Biblical scale.

Added to the dystopian reality of global warming and acidic seas somewhere along the line, humanity has lost its ability to regenerate itself. With a rapid decline in the number of successful conceptions, until, before we know it,  the day arrives when mankind realizes there are no more new children to be born into the decaying world and those who have the answers why are keeping to themselves.

The world three centuries down the line is really not so different than the one we live in. And yet. It is a world shrouded in mystery, how things could go as quickly as they did. The mystery has baffled scientists without access to the true story and the process begins of taking those few left who could successfully reproduce to store the future of humanity in cryogenically frozen banks, a finite number of genetically coded individuals who are the last of the unmodified human race.

“The most important thing to do in life is to leave a legacy. … Everyone will remember who were the first four people who stepped onto Mars,” said would-be astronaut Ryan MacDonald, 21, from Derby, England.

She, Kate her name is, she has left a legacy. Only, she doesn’t it yet, since she has yet to discover herself still in love with the man from a past she can never return to. In that past lies the answers to the predicament of the present, in the ash and rubble of a war that was never meant to have happened.

In the first book in the series, Awakening, Kate is forced to leave Steve, facing with the task of facing a new identity, even a new self though she still knows who she is three centuries into the future of the one she was a part of.

In the second book in the series, Resurrection, Kate will have a mission: Find and preserve the codes still locked in the past that has the only potential of altering the present fate of the world gone bad.