In 2012 Jack published NINE ELEVENS, a novel that covers more than a thousand years of adventures of his Maya heroes whose mission was to go into all the world and spread the gospel of reason. This book began with Jack’s discovery that a thorough analysis of a particular date blazes a trail of incredible/astounding events. Yup, that date just happened to be 9/11. The trail has NINE nodes that lead back to the date of the beginning of the novel, NINE ELEVENS, That fictionally surmised date is 09/11/0911.
Like extensions of this comment. Nine Elevens is the most important novel to be published in 2012. Sections of the book take place in various times and places and universes. And here they are.
The first section begins with 9/11/911 in this universe in the land of the Maya. Maya is a land important to astronomy and language development and a high level of cultural and scientific accomplishment.
Maya society was said to collapse in the ninth century. The evidence of this primarily is that the temples were not kept up. The people returned to the jungle. They stopped creating so many stele or glyph monuments to supposed heroic supermen rulers.
Maya still exists but since the coming of the conquistadors the Maya have been invaded by those who wish to turn their bountiful jungle into nice orderly rows of banana and rubbers trees and chocolate bushes and ship the produce off to places like the US in addition to making the Maya do all the work. You know, slaves on their own land.
But the Maya news this year is not their slavery and the robbery of their produce. No, the sensationalist dust whirls this year ostensibly because it was thought or said by many until it did not happen that by calculating astronomical events for their ongoing calendar through 2012 that they were signaling this or that about time that comes after 2012.
So, in section one two bright Maya twin princes and a brilliant Phoenician sailor who rescues the twins from cannibals. Phoenix is the fist sailor of note to cross the Atlantic to the new world. He and the twins develop a school, a university, that sends missionaries of reason into the world. Two of the reasonable missionaries, a young couple in love become the first people from Latin America before it became Latin, to cross the Atlantic from west to east and land in al Andalus, southern Spain of the tenth century. al Andadalus is a highly educated and productive society, with a wonderful harmony among its Jewish, Muslim, and Christian citizens.
In Section Two of Nine Elevens the conquistadors arrive in Maya and try to conquer it. They don’t find it easy going because TWO couples of lovers who come to be called the foresome foursome continually make the Spanish Conquistadores look like embeciles.
Section Three takes place during a time in North America when the Mormons settled in Utah which was still part of Mexico. As it happened the US was at war with Mexico and the post war agreement ultimately made Utah a US territory. The Mormons were so grateful that they went to war against the US and felt so strongly about it that they made one of their ritual Mormon oaths say the Mormon would swear to do all they could to destroy the US. This oath continued until 1927 when it occurred to the Mormons that they might want to develop a different attitude because the US totally surrounded them.
During this section the narrative follows two lovers who are trying to warn a wealthy wagon train that if it continues along the normal path of wagon trains of those days that it would be attacked and destroyed in Utah.
Section Four of Nine Elevens begins in the US of 2012 and ends elsewhere in the universe, in fact it actually ends in another universe. Oh, yeah the two lovers this time are Mar-y-Sol and Moon.
So, Nine Elevens covers a lot of ground.
But, Nine Elevens is not what this blog is supposed to be about. I lost my head for a minute.
This blog is a touchstone by which CanDo Jack (Observe the space) tells you all about what he is doing, which at present is all about telling people about his novel, Nine Elevens, which is for sale in the Kindle section of Amazon.com.