Emergence Earns Cygnus Award for Speculative Fiction
Emergence Review excerpts :
“…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.”
Emergence is a fast paced science fiction tale filled with mystery and intrigue.
It is an enthralling, mind-stimulating read. From one chapter to the next, C.A. Knutsen takes readers on a journey from the crime scene investigation to the interesting life and childhood of Jim Post.
Readers will get caught up in both the investigation of the crime and the subjects of DNA and evolution of humankind.
C.A. Knutsen has created a clever intellectual piece of visionary fiction.
The characters are well developed and woven into the plot with precision and forethought. Each character is unique and interesting, and a vital part of the story. With a lot of activity occurring, there is also much substantiated material integrated into the storyline.
The premise of the story fringes on the unknown and what could be in the world of technology.
A very smart and thought-provoking read. Readers will be turning the pages quickly as they are mesmerized by the thread of mystery and the scientific components that are the fabric of this great novel.
Emergence is an exceptional, well-researched narrative with vivid descriptions and an ending that will satisfy readers.
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.”
Ancient Agendas takes you on a trip to that point thousands of light-years distant and slightly above the galactic plane where Carmen had detected an intense concentration of consciousness at the end of Inheritance. What the Sunaj scientists discover takes you further into the realms of the impossible.
Emergence, Factotum and Inheritance form the backstory for humanity’s expansion into the galaxy, and what they will do when they go there. Sam Baxter’s tongue-in-cheek comment at the end of Factotum that humanity is “Factotum to the Cosmos” is a harbinger of what is to come. In Inheritance we see an example of the role humanity will play when they venture out. In Ancient Agendas that role is more fully established. So read Emergence, Factotum and Inheritance if you haven’t, and buckle-up! Humanity is on its way!
Responding to a whisper from a mysterious ethereal Entity, the Sunaj Team, Sam, Carmen, Jesse and Ahleeto set out aboard the Lorengi ship Thelika, toward a planet thousands of light-years from Earth. The urgency in the message is compelling, but they don’t know why they are needed, whether they were heading into danger, or if they will ever make it back home.
Tom Williams had been away from his hometown, Tipton, Washington, for fifteen years. When he had the opportunity to purchase the forest he had always wanted to explore as boy he bought it right away. He returned home expecting to explore the mysteries of the forest, and quickly found that the universe had a way of complicating things.
It’s not every day you encounter a woman who has been on Earth 150 years and who wants you to travel across the Galaxy to solve an urgent problem. Tom Williams hadn’t been planning to go on a trip anywhere. He has been content to explore his forest where he recently found a Galactic Exploration and Research Intelligence (G.E.R.I.) that he named GERI. GERI is able to become invisible which is helpful when DARPA and NASA come asking questions about strange happenings in the Kuiper Belt.