Cooper's Destiny
Book One: Topside



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In 2201, most humans live in underground cities.  Cooper, a 14-year-old boy with a knack for fixing things, is one of the freelancers still willing to go "topside" to ravaged cities in search of treasure. When an old man tells him that his purpose can be greater, Cooper must examine his family's past and consider a future in the stars.

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Excerpt from the book:

Ryder said, "After the city’s population was moved underground, the government leaders wanted to ensure the riots would never happen again. What they didn't’t realize was how quickly Earth’s population would adapt to underground living. And, by adapt, I really mean stagnate. Most humans have lost their ambition for learning. They go through their day-to-day lives just waiting for the next ration. They are afraid of change and most will stay at the same mundane jobs, not seeking adventure or taking any risks. You see, humans on Earth have become scared. They are afraid to become more than they are. I am sure you know many friends who get nervous even at the thought of going topside.”
Cooper nodded in agreement.
“The government is afraid as well, afraid of more riots, so instead they keep the population docile, putting down any chance of riots or dissension. This leads to even more stagnation.”


Author Information:

Doctor Mike Travis is currently a High School Mathematics and Technology Integration Specialist at a private school in Hawaii. He is also an Adjunct Professor, teaching online classes to Masters of Education students living in the Pacific. Mike has a Ph.D. is in Educational Technology from the University of Hawai‘i Mānoa. He lives with his wife of 24 wonderful years and two daughters on the island of Oahu. Mike's first book was about his time in the military during Operation Desert Storm. If you are interested in purchasing that book, click here.



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