Emergence Earns Cygnus Award for Speculative Fiction
“…Knutsen’s book is a compelling read for those who like a dash of science fiction in their whodunits…. A fast paced mystery with a unique and startling premise. This thought-provoking and intriguing novel crosses genres to create a great read that takes place in the Pacific Northwest. Highly Recommended.”
– Chanticleer Book Reviews
A Man of Mystery
Jim Post, the wealthy leader of Compass Enterprises, is a man of mystery whose off-the-charts intellect and physical prowess have sparked uneasy whispers. Then badly-burned human remains are found in the ashes of Post’s home in rural Southwest Washington State. Jim is missing. Is he the victim? Was it murder?Post’s associates at Compass, dedicated to continuing his humanitarian mission in developing new technology, help investigate his disappearance. They’re aided by an advanced Artificial Intelligence that Post created, but conceal its existence from the police and a public not quite ready for full disclosure. When will the time be ripe for a revelation that will alter the future for everyone?
Forty Million and Counting…
Now that Sam Baxter and the other forty million H2s—newly-evolved humans with different DNA—have revealed their presence to the world, their challenges have only begun. The rapidly-expanding network of H2s must address fears of their enhanced abilities, countering violent attacks even as they take action to address global crises of pollution and warfare. With the aid of a unique artificial intelligence, along with help from an unexpected quarter, the new humans tackle the challenges at “home” even as they receive a mysterious distress call from a distant planet.
“You may call me Sways,” the Sunaj research team hears from a telepathic alien host when they arrive at an unknown planet fifty light-years from Earth, in answer to a distress call from the ocean-dwelling species. The towering treelike creatures enter into a partnership of discovery with the human arrivals to find the solution to a life-threatening challenge facing these gentle Ocean denizens. The Sunaj team, mostly newly-evolved “H2s” with enhanced abilities, uncover a 40,000 year-old mystery that ties the planet Ocean to ancient Earth. This discovery, coupled with the research at the Sunaj Lab in Frazier, Washington, may explain what triggered the recent human evolutionary changes. Weaving together the threads of the “Janus Unfolding” series into a satisfying conclusion, Inheritance broadens the scope of futuristic exploration as it embraces all forms of intelligence in a new “family of being.”