"Science Fiction - Time Travel offers hope for the future"
What if you knew the exact day the world would end, or at
least life as we know it? When the new millennium began
without calamity, The people of Earth heaved a sigh of
relief. But less than a decade later, tectonic shifts
caused major earthquakes, resulting in the loss of large
portions of land mass. Sun spot activity indicated a
impending change in rotation of that star, which would
result in a
pole shift of the third planet, an event expected to take
December 22, 2012. When the Earth turned on its axis, the
effect would be catastrophic.
Professor Austin Green, a theoretical physicist, and his
son, had escaped California before it plunged into the sea.
Austin is keenly aware that few will survive in the
aftermath of these cosmic events. Now with impending
disaster at hand, Austin and Zeo take a desperate gamble.
Combining their scientific and spiritual knowledge, the two
men successfully bend time and space, creating a wormhole
that leads them to the twenty-third century. There they
find a paradise, ironically of their own making. Mankind
has indeed survived and evolved. Here
Austin discovers the love of his life in Cassianna, a woman
who is truly his better half, or is that whole? Well
anytime you have time travel, there is bound to be a
paradox or two. I found it all quite fascinating.
Does the music play forever? While the story does not have
a traditional happy ending, it leaves the reader
optimistic that one is in the offing when all of the karmic
debts are paid. This was a interesting story, with
believable science and scenarios that give one pause for
Copyright Đ 2002
Reviewed by Leslie Tramposch
Posted November 21, 2002
The Mayan Indians of the Yucatan Peninsula, through a very complicated process, were able to study the sun by monitoring the planet Venus. This formed the basis for their complex calendarical system, which stretches over thousands of years. They discovered the way the sun rotates creates sunspots. After twenty sunspot cycles, which occurred approximately every thirty seven hundred years, the sunīs rotational orbit would change, causing the Earth to turn on itīs axis. This is due to occur again on December 22, 2012. On this day, the world as we know it will end. Austin Green, a forty year old theoretical physicist, and his nineteen year old son, Zeo, barely escape from Los Angeles before a third massive earthquake cracks the North American plate, and the entire west coast sinks into the ocean in a matter of minutes. Now in the year is 2011, theyīre struggling to re-build a society in the coastal city of Phoenix, Arizona, with others whoīve survived the precursors to the pole shift--a long string of natural disasters that had been plaguing the Earth since 2009. The United States economy has fallen, making money worth nothing. The barter system is used for everything, and horses and bicycles are again common modes of transportation. Austin, once a well recognized physics professor and researcher at the California Institute of Technology, still harbors the slight hope that there will again come a time when our scientific technology will be applied to real life. Now, while everyone awaits the outcome of the final pole shift, he teaches cutting edge physics to a small class of students of various ages--the future parents of the root race of humans that will hopefully re-build society. But, Austin is restless. He canīt believe what has become of the planet, and the humans who once ruled it. He has to know what the future holds. Does the music play forever? Will all life on Earth end before the middle of the twenty first century, thus destroying everything mankind has ever discovered since the beginning of time as we know it? Or have we learned from our past mistakes? Will we build a future society more in tune with nature? Or will greed cause us to make the same mistakes over again? Combining Austinīs expertise in hyperspace manipulation, and Zeoīs deep seeded, new age intuition, they devise an elaborate plan utilizing a home made proton accelerator, the energy vortexes in Sedona Arizona, a quartz crystal, and the energy generated on the day of the winter solstice, when the sun changes itīs rotation, to construct a worm hole two hundred years into the future and escape just seconds before the Earth turns on itīs axis. "Does the Music Play Forever?" is a story of one manīs discovery of, not only his true nature, but also the true nature of the universe and mankindīs innate connection to it. It is the ultimate example of the law of cause and effect, and the interconnectedness of everything in the universe..