by Dean Auger
Trade Cloth: 6" x 9"
360 pp. ISBN:
Special Introductory Price: $16.95
Can a genetically-engineered
group of super-smart, super-attractive, super-nice children survive on
their adoptive planet inhabited by bloodthirsty, murderous,
super-not-very-nice creatures who roam the surface?
About the book
Second Foundationers hope to raise their optimally
educated, super-smart children to be as nice as possible; unfortunately,
being goody-goody nice all the time would mean getting eaten alive if
any of them ever dared venture up to their adoptive planet’s hellish
surface. The Founders had easily foreseen that Katy and the other
gentle, cooperative, peace-loving children would have to be, at
appropriate times, tough as nails if they were to survive on this
carnivorous world inhabited by numerous competing species of
bloodthirsty, murdering creatures that roamed the planet’s surface.
In addition, their nightmarish planet is also populated by
large numbers of ferocious, pea-brained, humanoid creatures. These
beings would be more terrifying to young Second Foundation children than
any mentally deranged boogieman that the gentle reader could possibly
Futuristic ingraining methods needed to be developed that
would allow their pacifist, non-confrontational children to cope with
the hellish conditions on the planet’s blood-soaked surface without
damaging the children’s programmed niceness!
This is the period in their children’s education all Second
Foundation parents have come to dread. The disbelieving children cry and
wail. Those little ones with exceptionally tender, compassionate hearts
become so hysterically distraught that they often beat their heads
empathically against the walls and have to be physically restrained. Our
five-year-old children frantically and tearfully sob:
Our tearful, crying parents would plead for some semblance of
reason. “We know that’s how human history should have been if only early
humans were at least as smart as …”
The fate of all the countless human-inhabited planets of the
Galaxy now lies in our relatively few, collective hands. If we have
committed a heinous crime by daring to play God in order to create an
as-close-to-perfect human being as technically possible, then let it be
known that to continue with mindless inertia in the same, old,
psychologically blind educational tradition would be nothing more than
pure, mindless insanity!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dean Auger is a Utopian Agnostic Philosopher.