The Maiden Voyage of Petrus van Stijn
Petrus van Stijn’s world is besieged by two prime engines of destruction: massive geomagnetic storms caused by unprecedented solar storms – protracted coronal mass ejections (CME), and climate change wreaking unprecedented, but predictable collapse of the Antarctic ice shelves. Petrus has other problems to contend with, like surviving on a floating archipelago of ice, and then walking 2200 kilometers through a post-Apocalyptic world. At the same time, Petrus will discover something of a true social and biological paradise. Herein lies the paradox of a world where one species – ours – is facing extinction, while others – many genetically re-engineered – are enjoying a biodiversity renaissance.With a Foreword by William Shatner, this provocative, lyrical, deeply philosophical work of fiction explores the ethical limits of science and technology, and the future of all life on earth.