2211 Umbra


SYNOPSIS

Ancient texts predict a massive change for humanity and the early signs were present at the start of the 21st century: Physicists were very close to understanding the fabric of the universe; advances in computers pushed mankind into a new way of thinking and interacting, and introduced us to virtual realities; global warming brought ecological concerns to a crisis point; the first African-American president of the United States was the catalyst for a massive social change; and spiritual inquiry beyond mainstream religions was largely accepted. As a result, 200 years later, the world is about to undergo a drastic transformation...

The year is 2211. Regent Louis Sagan is planning to die along with his wife who has incurable cancer. He’s 78 years old and figures he’s led a good and productive life. He’s one of the 2,000-plus regents who rule a peaceful and prosperous world. String theory has led to teleportation and revolutionized medicine. There are no prisons. Antisocial types who in the past caused all the crime, wars, economic, and ecological disasters, are classified as atavistic, and controlled with biochips; except in Texas, a haven for outcasts where the super-rich fled after most nations adopted a moneyless and politics-free system.

An atavist army in Texas called “The Patriots” start a terrorist offensive to restore the old world order of well-defined countries, governments, and, of course, money.

Louis is in charge of space exploration, and an astrophysicist insists that he looks at his proposal that involves working with the energies that make up the fabric of the universe...

Without knowing it, Louis Sagan is about to alter his life and humanity’s course...

Publication date: June 15, 2015