LEAP OF FATE
Traveler explains it was during his people's third phase that they discovered elastic light. By harnessing light’s elasticity, their bodies were able to explore the universe, and through the purity of light, they were healed, both instantaneous with each jump.
It wasn’t long before they discovered they are not alone. Other habitable worlds exist throughout the cosmos, many populated by uniquely evolved Homo sapiens. Their observers confirmed that each planet’s humanity goes through the same three phases.
Phase one: Planetary exploration ― traveling and mapping one’s world.
Phase two: Planetary manipulation ― tools, agriculture, industry, electricity, and technology.
Phase three: Exploring beyond one’s planet into the stars.
But they traveled too far. They discovered something humanity was never meant to in the farthest reaches of space: The fourth phase. The mysteries held within its unknown are so terrifying that Traveler's people refuse to explore it themselves. He explains that is why he's come to Earth: to recruit brave souls willing to go where his people dare not.
Gideon, a death-seeking adrenaline junky with a disturbing secret, seems the perfect candidate for Traveler’s invitation. He fearlessly accepts, leaving Earth behind with a wink and a smile, but Traveler worries the gamble may prove to be too much. Gideon’s recklessness could either be the key to unlocking the fourth phase, or the mistake that unleashes humanity’s extinction across the stars.
Parachute Minds is a gobstopper of an adventure, with layers of sci-fi, tastes of fantasy, and dashes of horror. From surviving a medieval world of swashbuckling knights, to escaping a giant planet of herculean dwarves, our Earthling, Gideon, is relentlessly tested for the fourth phase.
A Sci-Fi love letter to The Odyssey, Parachute Minds transcends the frustration of “Born too late to explore the world. Born too early to explore space.” This series runs the full gamut, keeping readers torn between wishing the adventure was real, and thanking the universe it isn’t. Inspired by scientific theories from Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, and others, Parachute Minds explores our destiny among the heavens.
On Traveler’s home world of Whewliss, Gideon, Dumakleiza, and Timrekka are prepared to go where all others have failed—where the most advanced planet fears—where their destiny calls to them from across the stars.
Harnessing elastic light, they will embark for humanity's hallowed horizon: the fourth phase. But as they venture off into the unknown, a new peril will force them to question if light will be enough, or if to find salvation, they must turn to the dark.
In an age where we look beyond our planet and see not mystical heavens out of reach, but a universe within our explorative grasp, the big questions grow louder. Are we alone? And more unsettling, what exists in the farthest reaches of the darkness?