In 2019, I spent a year interviewing top geneticists, astrophysicists and microbiologists while writing a sort of feminist-futurist book (think chic-lit meets cartoony academese-- or perhaps best summed up in a genre we'll call Rock n' Roll Science, 99-ish% based on hard facts, but ultimately fictional). The half-book is also a kind of "farmers' almanac" of occidental metropolises (specifically, New York City, where our main character, Ana, dwells) circa the year 2020, which, when I wrote it, was "right around the temporal corner". The book, I admit, freakishly foreshadows many of events which unfolded in the actual year of 2020, and ejected out from me, more-or-less, during a period of a months in lower Manhattan just before the time we may deem forever more as the onset of "the Covid-19 season"; beginning at the end of 2019. Yes, Anachrome is about "dating life" in New York City, but I wanted to tell the story through the eyes of minerals, and their anthropomorphized trajectory over the last 13.77 billion years or so. Through reviewing publications and speaking with top scientists, I attempted to grapple over phenomena such as the extreme shrinking of the Y chromosome over the last 150,000 years (!!) and things like "the big crunch", which postulates that, like all things that wax and wane, our expanding universe will eventually make some sort of u-turn towards a lovely kind of retraction. Disclaimer: I am not a scientist, and, also, this book is not a science-fiction nor classifiably a science Book whatsoever. It is a heady, intending-t0-be-humoring novel that is not an "easy read". That being said, I do hope readers will enjoy some or all of Anachrome, the novel I'm offering here via download solely by donation. Suggested $10ˆ (exponents of 10) and upward. Thank you.
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One more side note: I hesitated releasing this earlier because A. it is only 1/2 finished in ways (or perhaps it is complete as a half-novel) and B. It is currently self-edited plus C. I wanted to release it as an audiobook. That might happen in the future. 'Til then, perhaps you might read it aloud; it's meant to be one long spoken word melodic poem. Thank you!