The Books

Rekindling of Hope

It is the year 2022. Planet Earth is in serious trouble, and an alien superintelligence called the Bearing has decided to intervene to stop humanity from imploding. The story traces the political and geophysical issues at play, while following the emotional lives of three key people involved in the plan to avoid disaster and save mankind in this dramatic science fiction novel. A story of political warfare, shifting geographical and scientific schools of thought, sabotage, love, and a journey to.....

Consolidation of Hope

Following on from Rekindling of Hope, this science fiction book moves the story of the Melbourne Institute and its hidden ruler, Peter Shepherd, on toward the next generation. Peter and his wife, Zoe, continue to deftly control the tide of events while trying desperately to stay in the background. Fortunately for them, their twin children, Tim and Katie, rapidly grow into positions where they become influential. While the governments of Earth have grudgingly accepted that the institute has overriding authority,.....

Fulfilment of Hope

Following on from “Rekindling of Hope” and “Consolidation of Hope,” this science fiction novel describes the rebuilding of the ecology of a primitive planet, its subsequent settlement, and the subsequent development of a new federation by one of the Shepherd children. In this project, they are assisted by artificial intelligences, which are, effectively, life forms in their own right. The alien super intelligences, collectively called The Bearing, continue to provide considerable help as the successful creation of this federation is.....

Defence of Hope

Throughout human history, most significant events would have happened through movement of peoples, food and economic pressures, or fundamental religious or political differences. In a few cases, individuals have played starring roles, and their presence or absence made a fundamental change to the flow of history. Defence of Hope combines two storylines in a science fiction format, one of which uses the backdrop of real events and people in the past combined with a fictional narrative to describe some key.....

Starting of Hope

With four books in the series, Doug decided to set up the stories in two paired texts that fit together naturally, Starting of Hope being the first. Rekindling of Hope This was drafted as a political commentary under the cloak of a science-fiction novel. Since it was written, some of the issues in the book are already in dramatic focus. It is the year 2022. Planet Earth is in serious trouble, and an alien superintelligence called the Bearing has decided.....

Completion of Hope

The Rejuvenation Series was drafted between 2013 and 2015 and comprises four books.While some of the characters, people, and events follow on from book to book, in character they are all different.—Rekindling of Hope (Political novel written in 2013 thinly disguised as a science fiction drama.)—Consolidation of Hope (Pure science fiction novel.)—Fulfilment of Hope (Although nominally a science fiction drama, a significant part of the book was about how to renovate the ecology of a primitive planet.)—Defence of Hope (This.....