Earth 1: Return By Jay Kaplan

From the author of our popular Rat Island... Earth 1 is a dystopian story about our future..

It is the year 2223. A ship flies over what used to be New York harbor. An eerie abandoned city is now flooded. The statue of Liberty, still visible. No humans can be found. Horrible giant worms attack the visitors when they land on the only remaining building above water, Manhattan College. High on a hill, is still visible to the north of the Statue of Liberty.

In a laboratory, they find a robot named Rebekka who holds a recording of the planet’s history.

Rebekka, the scribe, tells the visitors the story of how the domino effect of global warming and the resulting wars for water and resources, led to the devastation caused by a series of local atomic wars. The radioactivity and pollution led to the destruction of the environment on Earth One.

By 2050 there’s mass starvation and lack of potable water. Riots are occurring everywhere as survivors fight for the remaining food and drinkable water.

The military all over the world called, Fiefs, has taken command and built strongholds called Fiefdoms. They distribute the remaining food and water to the world populace. By 2054, scientists discover means to convert human waste into food and water capsules.

Rebekka describes the attempts of three brave people of 2100 to save the earth – Dr. Alex Mendez, a professor of 20th century history, Dr. Jack Lee, Director of a Physics Laboratory, and Rebekka, the advanced robot.

With new time travel technology, Alex and Rebekka return to the year 2003 to warn scientists of the domino effect of climate change and how it will change our future. They want to tell the story to a very influential scientist, Dr. Peter O’Day, to alter his negative opinion of global warming and show them what the results will be.


  • "Novels like these, based upon real fears, scientific or political predictions or historic patterns, illuminate our society and make effective critiques of it. As Isaac Asimov once said: 'It is change, continuing change,
 inevitable change, that is the
 dominant factor in society today.
 No sensible decision can be made
 any longer without taking into 
account not only the world as
 it is, but the world as it will be.' Every political leader and business magnate would do well to read science-based literature and keep its insights in mind." -- Martin Griffiths in a Senior Lecturer at Wales's University of Glamorgan's Center for Astronomy
  • "An exciting futuristic tale about the consequences of global warming escalating into the destruction of our resources. In order to save the earth, scientists from the future travel back to the past to try to change the minds of those who told the public that global warming did not exist. A page-turner with thought provoking information." Lidia LoPinto, Engineer.

From the Author

In interviews with the media, author Kaplan said, "My first thought after reviewing data regarding global warming was to write a fantasy entertainment that would attract readers from high school and beyond. They are the future spokespersons for the environment.

It is hoped through their efforts that the world will be a better place for our grand, and great- grandchildren."

It is hoped that schools and environmental groups will be interested in A Chilling Warmth.

So far, two universities have used this book as part of their curriculum and have purchased lots at a time for their classes. It is a very effective teaching tool as well as entertainment.

Now in electronic format, this book will capture the attention of a new generation.

From the Inside Flap

The story begins in June 2223 when a space ship from a distant planet lands on earth. It is a world of swirling winds, excessive temperatures, and constant storms. The crew soon discovers that the arid earth has spawned horrible worms that roam the globe. There are no humans to be found! A tape is discovered which describes the attempts of three brave people of 2100 to save the earth from the effects of global warming and the devastation of nuclear war. Alex and Rebekka, a robot, plan to return to the world of 2003 to influence a noted environmental scientist Dr. Peter O'Day, to alter his negative opinion of global warming in an effort to avert the devastation of the earth.


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