Second Intelligence -- The soft SciFi saga of the JFK era in America
Robert Wilder learns in 1960 that he’s been visited often since 1940 by a wise and compassionate alien, Kuro the Magnificent, who dates back to Shakespeare and occasionally quotes him. Robert has extraordinary instincts, or as Kuro calls them, a second intelligence.
Robert’s introduction to Kuro’s protégé, the beautiful Bel-Ledéra, coincides with his discovery of an impending attack by the monster ClayBak, a failed U.S. military experiment cast off as trash into outer space — and which is now hellbent on destroying Earth. Wilder and Bel-Ledéra throw themselves into Kuro’s preparations for the Impassioned Battle To Save The World.
Very little goes according to plan, however, when ClayBak reinvents itself as Lord of the Flies and soars to Earth with an armada of powerful weapons at his command.
Tipping his hat in tribute to the imagination of Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) and the comedic parables of Kurt Vonnegut, the author of Second Intelligence draws a satirical portrait of the vaulting obsession with national security shared by John F. Kennedy and other world leaders even as ClayBak threatens to destroy Earth’s environment.
The book cover for Second Intelligence suggests the author’s style of writing in broad strokes with a commendable use of humor when necessary. The novel is a soft science fiction of 91 short chapters and 61,000 words.
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