In a discordant and multi-lingual utterance that sounded like a bunch of cattle scratching on the top of a concrete table, Babel reversed itself. With a hundred different languages and a thousand different dialects, the disconnected voices all became one voice. In blurring and indecipherable unison, the peoples of the world declared:rn rn 'We will!rn rn Abolish all forms of physical currencyrn rn Install a cashless universal currency and accept The Integerrn rn Unite all former adversarial armies as a permanent Peace Keeping Forcern rn Absorb all former nation-states and re-form them as The One Nationrn rn Grant The One Nation all policing and enforcing authoritiesrn rn Establish a global head tax upon everyone who occupies rn rn space and consumes One Nation resourcesrn rn Replace where possible corporations and for profit rn rn companies with non-governmental organizationsrn rn Create a separate and distinct warrior class to keep us securern rn Defer all future disputes to the provincial judiciary of The One Nationrn rn Implant CHIP into every man, woman and child who breathes in The One Nation.'
rn rn rn rn We pick up with the spellbinding Through Gates of Fire series with volume 2: Hovering Presence. Dr. Flash Bastion, a once prominent member of the Christian world, has fallen sharply from the consciousness of man via dubious means. Flash wanders aimlessly and determines that if God is finished with him, then he is finished with God. After an encounter with death itself, Flash decides it is time to get back on his feet, to attempt a glorious return to his garden of delight. Don't miss the second tome in this riveting series, Through Gates of Fire: Hovering Presence.