As those who have visited the blog in the past may remember, A Time of Change started as a newspaper article. The topic was neither church creationism, nor the theory of evolution represented a credible explanation for the origin of humans and life in general on planet Earth. After decades of observing society and nature for me this was a foregone conclusion. To convince a public embracing either belief in a god with alleged supernatural powers or in the miracles of natural selection that supposedly gave us a man able to figure out Calculus one had to debunk the false claims made by both sides of the debate. That led to the initial article growing into an essay, and then into the book A Time of Change is today.
Work on the article turned essay turned book project started at the beginning of 2006. By 2013 I felt the manuscript was now in its final form, so I rushed to release it as an e-book through the major e-book retailers. A few weeks later I realized I needed to make significant changes, so I took it down. I published it again, took it down again, made more changes, republished it, then I took it down for good. Work on the manuscript continued for a couple of more years, and then at one point I decided to make the latest version available on this blog, free of charge, in a pdf format. I kept making more changes, though, more significant changes, so I decided to take the pdf file down, again, this time for good.
Between 2013, when the first version was completed and February of 2020, there have been somewhere between 15 to 17 final "final" versions of what by now was a three-volume 1,400-page book. At times this was as frustrating for me as I assume it was for those who may have attempted to read the book. In my defense, the manuscript has experienced significant improvement in terms of both content and style.
The current state of the book is as follows:
Volume 1 is ready for the open-minded editor. Considering there is a lot to process in each and every one of the three volumes, I intend to release the book one volume at a time. At this point I intend to release Volume 1 in 2020.
Volume 2 and Volume 3 are in an advanced state of development. There is always tinkering to be done. Volume 2 will be released in 2021, with the third and the last volume of the book to be released in 2022. As usual, these dates are not carved in stone.
With regard to how and where will the book be released there will be an announcement in a couple of months. A few years into the project it became clear that in today's super-controlled society and with the people's perception of reality being constantly manipulated by entities seeking to protect and preserve the status quo, based on what I was uncovering during the research work it was to be expected that A Time of Change would be a difficult book to sell to publishing houses. And so it is.