The Storm Episode One

The Storm Episode One

Albert Sartison

Science Fiction / Fiction

A hitherto unknown cycle of high solar activity has led to the collapse of civilisation on Earth. As countries become engulfed by the flames of apocalyptic chaos, primal fear turns humans back into wild animals and the cities into concrete jungles where the rule of force is replacing the rule of law.Two million years ago, the evolution of the brain took man out of the animal world by endowing an unremarkable branch of the Tree of Life with fantastic capabilities for processing and exchanging information. Subsequent generations call it the human intellect.A short time later, mankind left its cradle, Africa, and established itself on every continent except Antarctica. Fragile in body, but with the gift of a highly developed intellect, the members of this race easily forced out the apex predators and took their place, in spite of their powerful claws and huge tusks.Having won first place in the food chain in most of the occupied ecological niches, this life form declared itself the crowning glory of creation, assuming the whole route travelled by evolution on the planet had stopped when its own race had been born. However, evolution never for a minute stopped affecting all of life, including man.Thirty thousand years ago, the weight of the human brain achieved its historical maximum. Since then it has steadily become smaller, and by the end of the second millennium A.D., the total loss of cerebral material was 300 grams. In the 21st century, this reduction suddenly approached crisis point...
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The Contact Episode One

The Contact Episode One

Albert Sartison

Science Fiction / Fiction

The ascendancy of mankind is being decided on Jupiter. Does mankind have a chance, or is its fate pre-ordained?watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/gWYCcvlBD80The ascendancy of mankind is being decided on Jupiterwatch the trailer: https://youtu.be/gWYCcvlBD80In the 22nd century, mankind assimilated the Solar System within the orbits of the inner planets, and was gradually moving further out, beyond the asteroid belt, onward towards the outer planets. The recently discovered technology of remote manipulation gave people the capability of altering the orbit of celestial bodies of planetary size, which laid the foundation of a new era for the human race: the terraforming age. The colonization of space beyond the limits of the Solar System became only a matter of time. Soon after the first successful test, changing the orbit of Mercury, a strange object moving from the depths of space towards the centre of the Solar System entered the field of vision of a telescope at an observatory in Chile…
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Beyond the Event Horizon Episode One

Beyond the Event Horizon Episode One

Albert Sartison

Science Fiction / Fiction

As the dominant force in the galaxy, they were used to bringing new worlds under their control, but were blinded by their own success...After coming into contact with a highly developed alien race, mankind was left with little option but to accept an offer that was impossible to refuse. Unable to meet a threat from an alien star system, it decided to cooperate with the alien race, not realizing that the Solar System was just one of the steps in a grand plan as old as mankind itself...
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