Five books exploring our 21st century challenge and beyond--
Available in hardback, paperback, and kindle.
What genre fits The Archives of Varok series best? YA? My granddaughter suggested readers 7th grade or older. A recent adult fan thought the books were most appropriate for adults. Cary Neeper
Information on characters, setting and editions to buy can be found on ArchivesofVarok.com, Amazon, Goodreads, bookclubreading.com and Facebook/archivesofvarok.com
Review by Denzil Pugh http://denzilpugh.blogspot.com/2013/03/book-reviews-2-x-sci-fi.html
"...the deep and solid world that Neeper wants us to explore. Get there, she does, and it becomes a magnificent lesson in the humility man will have to have of himself to save the world he lives in and to venture forth into the universe...
--Denzil Pugh, 3/13 on blogspot.com
BookClub and Discussion Topics
Book 1- THE VIEW BEYOND EARTH—Who are we? Is business as usual threatening our human future?
Book 2-THE WEBS OF VAROK—Can we secure the future for human life?
Book 3-THE ALIEN EFFECT—Are humans evolving into something better?
Book 4-AN ALIEN'S QUEST—How can we embody Meaning, when our lives are driven by unpredictable complexity?
Book 5-THE UNHEARD SONG—To secure the future must all living populations hold to steady numbers?
Below in this column are reviews and critiques of the Archives of Varok.
Critique: Exceptional, original, deftly crafted, and a consistently entertaining ... "An Alien's Quest"
New Novel Seeks Meaning in the Face of Disillusionment
AN ALIEN'S QUEST crosses an alternate 21st century Sol system in search of answers in the face of humanity’s cruel tribalism and environmental destructiveness...Neeper invites the reader to join an exploration of philosophy, science, faith and social organization. Funny, exciting, imaginative and contemplative, An Alien’s Quest illuminates many of the challenges that plague contemporary Earthlings while remaining optimistic that not all is lost. An enjoyable and important read.”
—Michael D. Fels, Ph.D. Odysseus Consulting Services, Inc., author, Gone To Ground
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...Imagine the selfless and cooperative qualities individuals need to participate in a sustainable society. Thus far, earth-bound experiments in utopian communities have ultimately faltered.
Here, Cary Neeper challenges the reader to contemplate the nature and eons of evolution that would enable a culture to base their lives allocating resources among all of their beings sustainably.
Donna Smith PC'58
A Place Beyond Man by Cary Neeper
Foster Buckman's review
Apr 04, 12
i Actually won this book through good reads, as the reason why i have read this book. It wouldn't be my type of book to pick up on a book shelf but it was utterly interesting.
...The Earth has limited resources, and how the dwindling supplies are used will determine mankind’s fate! It’s more than a little ironic that we are all using the wonders of technology and have become dependent on them. It’s one thing to know that sustainability and steady state economics are necessary for humanity to survive, but it’s another to put those ideas into daily practice.
The friendship and romance that develops between Tandra and Conn are fascinating to read about, like omg, very fascinating, as are the many difficulties their relationship encounters! I really enjoyed reading this book! Cary Neeper is a very talented author. I highly recommend this novel to anyone who loves great science fiction. :)
Link to The Webs of Varok on AskDavid.com.
It got a great review from Douglas Cobb, including an overview of the series. Read the full review on Book Spot Central. and more reviews on Amazon.com, ArchivesofVarok.com and AskDavid.
The version of A Place Beyond Man reviewed here is an Author's Guild Backinprint.com Edition that came out in June 2011, the original having long since gone out of print. And what a worthy revival it is, in both its continued timeliness and its intelligent, believable rendering of alien values and cultures...
An exciting review by Frank Kaminski includes a detailed synopsis of both books, A Place Beyond Man and The Webs of Varok. Click here
Frank Kaminski .
...it is an involving, well-plotted story that does justice to both the hard science underpinning its interplanetary settings and the long evolutionary perspectives typical of the old scientific romances
The version of A Place Beyond Man reviewed here is an Author's Guild Backinprint.com Edition that came out in June 2011, the original having long since gone out of print. And what a worthy revival it is, in both its continued timeliness and its intelligent, believable rendering of alien values and cultures.
Its sequel, The Webs of Varok, was a long time in coming, but it's finally here waiting to be discovered by a new generation. And I'm happy to report that the 38-year lapse between offerings has not dimmed Neeper's storytelling ability nor dampened her ambition: the new novel is every bit as well made, poignant and entertaining as its predecessor.