Restoration (The Gaia Origin Book 1)

The year is 2075 and the human race is dying. Decades of war, famine, and bio-engineering have finally taken their toll, and birth rates have declined to near zero.

The leaders of two of the solar system’s largest corporations believe they can save humanity, but they will have to break the law to do it.

When Doctor Evan Feldman decided to have his body frozen immediately after his death, he always hoped that one day the technology would exist to cure his cancer-ravaged body. But he never imagined that his granddaughter, Aubrey Harris, would be the one to restore him to life, nor could he imagine how much the world would change in fifty years. He doesn’t know it yet, but he is at the center of a secret plan to save the human race from extinction.

After General Secretary Dianne Merkel, head of the government agency charged with enforcing Earth’s anti-cloning laws, learns that Evan has been restored she will stop at nothing to bring him, and those that restored him, to justice. Unfortunately for her, Evan has a lot of help and she soon finds that capturing him is easier said than done.

Aubrey and her co-conspirators are determined to succeed at any cost and they quickly get Evan off of the Earth, sending him fleeing across the Solar System in a frantic race against time. With an elite team of soldiers closing in on them, the conspirators are forced to improvise. Has restoring Evan cost them everything they’ve worked for?

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Restoration will challenge your beliefs about what makes us human while taking you on a wild ride to the Asteroid Belt and beyond. Spanning more than five decades, Restoration explores the moral, physical and ethical consequences of using advanced technologies without fully understanding their effects and implications for our species. It also challenges our definition of what it means to be alive, and it asks us to consider whether the entirety of who we are can be digitized and transferred from one body to another without losing any part of ourselves.

Ultimately, Restoration is a fast-paced, sci-fi adventure that will leave you wanting more.

Amazon Reviews:

Daniel McWhorter does a fantastic job with Restoration. It brought me right back to those times as a kid staying up all night dreaming about what life would be like on different planets! I had a hard time putting it down. It provides a realistic picture of the impact of present day innovations like, artificial intelligence, space travel, and genetic manipulation. I recommend this book to everyone who is interested in Sci-Fi and cant wait for the next one! – Joshua O. Janjua

Restoration by Daniel C. McWhorter was very impressive! It takes you on a wild sci-fi ride during the entire 350+ page novel! Once I started reading it, I could not put it down. Mr. McWhorter has come up with a brilliant and intellectually-stimulating story. This novel will entertain both the casual and hard core sci-fi fan. The vivid detail in the story makes you feel you are right there with the characters as they travel to Luna (the Moon), Mars and Ceres. It provides the reader a head start on imagining how advanced technology and tools such as drones, A.I. and space travel, etc. might operate in 2075. I can’t wait for McWhorter to finish the sequel! – Amazon Customer

Move over, Asimov, Dick, Wells, Clarke and Bradbury! There’s a new contender, armed with 21st century I. T. and genetics acumen (and mind-blowing imagination), capable of mesmerizing a whole new generation of Sci-Fi devotees–and maybe captivating those completely new to the genre, while grabbing even jaded “veterans” of the genre by the throat!! “Restoration” is Dan McWhorter’s debut and, if it garners the readership it deserves, belongs on the N. Y. Times best seller list, then to movie theaters. Drawing on his career background as a means of predicting, and expanding on (to an eye popping degree) what technology could do for (but more ominously, to) mankind in the next 50 – 60 years, Mr. McWhorter has constructed a thriller that just screams for a mega-budget Hollywood movie. But, if it never gets to video, no real loss, because he knows how to project one onto the movie screen of your mind, as you devour page after page. – Mac

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