John is exiled to Earth after being raised in a socially conservative galactic colony, only to discover that both worlds are teetering on the brink of collapse. As John strives to save those he loves, his journey sets traditionalists, progressives, disembodied beings, and the fates of multiple planets on a collision course.
Iwan Russell-Jones, award-winning filmmaker, theologian, and writer:
Sons of Adamah struggles with an issue that is deeply troubling the whole of the western world at the moment—the very nature and meaning of gender—and explores the theme in an imaginative and creative way, with sensitivity, seriousness and bravery.
Kathy Tyers, New York Times bestseller, Star Wars Universe:
The interweaving of numerous speculative “if this goes on” scenarios (alternate sexualities, climate change, evolution pressure) is Sons of Adamah’s great strength.
Dr. Markus McDowell, sci-fi author: Thought-provoking, bold, and relevant. If you'd like epic science-fiction that is also character-driven, you should enjoy the story, and if you're open to being challenged, you will find more than mere entertainment. (Full review here.)
Gene Kaye, author and commentator: New Hi-Fi Sci-fi at its Classic Best. The debut, dystopian future sci-fi novel from author CM Genton delivers the classic sci-fi goods with a today twist on the speculative world of tomorrow. ... time well-spent with a novel well-written in a fantasy universe well-created... and a satisfying ending that serves up plenty of food for thought. (Full review here.)
Koala Mom, homeschool blogger. Genton raises some thought-provoking questions in Sons of Adamah. What would World War III look like and what might cause it? How would a society of genderless people operate? If we did destroy earth’s climate, is there the possibility of colonizing another planet? Sons of Adamah is a stark reminder that we need to be stewards of the resources we have, to continue working towards global democracy rather than control, and carefully consider how we define ourselves and our roles. (Full review here.)
Amazon Reader: To cut to the chase, I have to say this novel borders on brilliant. This is sci-fi at its best, with philosophical debate at its beating heart.
To my husband, Glenn, the best of men.
To my children for their help and for inspiring me by example to reach high.
To Iwan Russel-Jones and Kathy Tyers for their insightful engagement.
To John and Joan and their house group who had more faith than I did.
To all my friends and family who read drafts and gave feedback.
To my editors:
Matt Machin. Smart, funny, insightful developmental editor and encourager.
Kevin Miller. Gifted manuscript assessor, editor, and publishing advisor.
Ava and Jeff, who with no more training than a love of stories, raised the bar of my story.
Jazmine, whose eagle eyes perceive on many levels.
This project was carried by music:
Hildegard von Bingen; Sequentia.
Midweek worship recording; Paul, Jacqueline, and Craig.
Refractions; Johnny Hughes; Branches.
Together, at Home; United Pursuit, Youtube.
And sustained (not sponsored) by Camino© dark chocolate chips and Smart Sweets© Red Fish.
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