Bones of the Emperor

A Theology of Humanity in the Universe

by Richard K. Perkins



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/29/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 590
ISBN : 9781490749051
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 590
ISBN : 9781490749044
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 590
ISBN : 9781490749068

About the Book

Humanity, obsessed with materialism and devoid of spirituality, is in trouble. Culturally stagnant, despite its technological achievements humankind has advanced little intellectually and morally. Having accidentally developed the means to travel faster than light, humans blunder out into the galaxy under the arrogant assumption they are masters of all they survey. In doing so they encounter an adversary who seeks to block their way, resulting in a war of attrition lasting over a century. After finally negotiating an uneasy peace with an adversary whom they have never actually seen face-to-face, humanity seeks to literally go around and continue expansion into the heart of the galaxy. In doing so, humans cross paths with an even more aggressive enemy expanding in the opposite direction, an enemy which regards humanity as nothing more than vermin to be swept aside and eradicated. Second Lieutenant Zhou Wen and Task Force RF-19.2 discovers, much to their horror, that this new enemy is on a direct path to Earth.

About the Author

Richard K. Perkins is a registered architect living and practicing in Virginia. A lifelong devotee of literature in general and a fan of science fiction in particular, he counts as his earliest formative influences in the genre the works of Andre Norton, Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein. Admiring the ability and determination of authors to write, at the age of twelve he felt compelled to set pen to paper for his first science fiction short stories. His personal philosophy is rooted in the tenet that much of what humanity holds dear in the way of beliefs, dogma and motifs are based in long lost, forgotten or misinterpreted fact, and that because of this it is entirely possible for religion and science to not only co-exist together but to thrive, confirm and stimulate each other. His science fiction writings are expressions of hope, fear, belief and faith.