With earth on the brink of several mass extinction events, we earthlings need help. Luckily for us, there’s a planet on the far side of the sun, on a nearly identical orbit, and that planet is not uninhabited.
Welcome to the solar system in Intelligent Design, where all four planets in the habitable zone were once upon a time inhabited by beings the likes of which we can hardly fathom, guided and assisted by computers so advanced they would probably give Bill Gates an aneurysm. Welcome to the solar system… sixty-five million years ago.
Twin planets are on a course to destroy each other, and the repercussions are impossible to compute. Who can tell which planets will survive the bombardment by rock and debris, and which will be utterly annihilated?
Now fast forward to today, to a world looking much like today. Except, just across a short gulf of space, Terra exists, and the Terrans are virtually unknown to us here on earth.
This book explores several interesting philosophical and sci-fi themes in its short, thrilling race to save the planet. Several scientists are on the brink of discovering Terra, a revelation which could shatter earth as we know it philosophically. Several interested parties have nearly grasped the truth.
I especially enjoyed the worlds built throughout the solar system, the culture of the Architects and the Terrans, the depth of thought put into the generation of an additional planet and its people. Even the take on the term ‘intelligent design’ was an intriguing and well thought out one.
I’d recommend this book for any sci-fi reader. It’s a quick read with a few interesting twists and cool ideas, one of the good sci-fi books out there. Thank you for the read, Mr. Erickson.