This is a story of power and control, of great hopes and great mistakes, and of a nature that has many surprises to reveal. It is ultimately a story of loss and redemption.
Extinction Rising comes from the ruminations of a long dead Ancestor Joe Barrister. As a result of the extinction event, some ruminations are missing and others obscured. The story can be patchy in places but it is the best I can do alone.
You are invited to suggest additions to Extinction Rising from the recollections of your ancestors. I cannot promise you anything. I am tired and ill, and uncertain of my own ability to finish. But my intentions are noble and if God is willing, I will finish.
Accordingly, about every month or so, I will provide a draft chapter for your review and discussion. I will notify you, and will allow a few weeks for comments. I will be more than grateful for worthy, well considered ideas and suggestions.
I will wrap up the chapter you have read as near to final, incorporating what I can use to fill the gaps left by Ancestor Joe. I will be working on the next chapter so that you will get both a near final and a new draft for your perusal.
In the latest year of God,
Brother Samuel T.S. Barristar
Please note that what follows is the historical reflection of one man. I have changed many names and some situations to separate our beloved history from what must of necessity be a work of fiction. I know all too well just how much was sacrificed to allow me to hold onto this information when so many other important things were left behind out of necessity.