This story begins in 2091 and takes the reader into a utopian future of adventure, science and technology, and human events that spans thousands of years and brings humanity, through hope, inspiration, and terrifying trials of purpose and determination, to its final destiny. The story of Farson Uiost and, his sister, Karina Chamberlain, their love, their fearless devotion, their inspiring vision, and their selfless sacrifices for humanity’s ultimate success, creates a story like no other in the history of science fiction.

From Farson’s Log
Introduction to The Rise of Farson Uiost)

There is a world where humanity is finally free from suffering, where everything and everyone is in union. All the cravings, anger, and afflictions are behind us there, those conflicting dispositions of ignorance, greed, senseless aggression, and false assumptions about each other have evaporated leaving only a true sense of purpose and unity. It’s a world with a happy ending – as hard as that is to conceive of for most of you. It took a major alteration in reality. It took the ScreenMasters. Most of all, it took the one who was willing to gamble everything.

Looking back from that world, I am writing this for you. This is the first chronicle of the ScreenMasters. In another way though, it is also the final story of all that they were not and never could be. Think of the ScreenMasters who came to Earth as discoverers. They came here, like Columbus in the past, and found a savage people living in a savage world. They came in peace to solve a problem. In the end they were confronted with a terrible choice: them or us.

Little did they know.

The Rise of Farson Uiost

This premier volume of the original trilogy is a story about a cataclysmic world event that reveals the deepest secrets of the origin and potential of the human race.

In the beginning, there is the world we know today, and in the end there is the world we can only dream of. The difference between now and then is Farson Uiost and his sister, Karina. Their story of love and courage powers the destiny of billions.

A history of human savagery and cruelty ultimately created a tear in The Screen around Earth that only Farson Uiost could resolve. The only solution was the end of Earth’s history. Farson knew he could do it, but only with his sister at his side.

Their story is one of desperate love, perhaps forbidden, and a destiny that neither could or would resist. Together, they faced The ScreenMasters’ overwhelming force and power, risking everything for an outcome that no one could predict. Their story could never have happened. But it did.

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This is the continuing story of the human race’s search for a safe refuge from the ravages of the ScreenMasters’ apocalypse.

The secrets of the enormous Sargasso reveal a world of wonder and hope, and of exposure and escape.

Farson and his sister, the crews of SkyKing and the Moon continue their exploration of an unknown future, face threats of extinction, and worlds and wonders that teach them and guide them through Sargasso‘s adventures of love’s trials, friendship’s limitations, technology’s amazements, and hope’s thrall of persistence and infinite promise.

Farson’s experiences in this volume continue his rise as the most important person in human history, and yet also teach him a humility that almost ends his career. Through time and space the reach of this novel will take the reader to places and events never experienced in science fiction before. This volume of the ScreenMaster Chronicles is the bridge from the past to a future of wonder and fulfillment. The exciting end of this volume will seem like the final chapter, but as the third and following volumes will reveal, it was just beginning.

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The Dreams of Ida Rothschild

This volume completes the original trilogy in the final resolution of humanity’s journey and search for safety. It reveals the ultimate secrets of Emerald Earth, and carefully unravels the stunning history and crowning truth of the ScreenKeeper robots and their amazing mission. A young girl’s horrific history of shocking abuse and of a life ruined underpins this volume’s plot and story. How could one so innocent and promising have her life crushed so mercilessly? How could such a waste ever be redeemed? Can a life destroyed somehow be reborn in new hope and purpose? The Dreams of Ida Rothschild takes the reader from the distant past to a vast unimaginable future where Farson’s plans, Karina’s hopes, and the marvels of Emerald Earth all meet in a conclusion of wonder and unlimited possibility. Will the human race achieve its final destiny, overcome the power of the ScreenMasters, and finally be free?

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askherinthemorningcover_indd___75_-copyI’ll Ask Her In The Morning

This is the story of Norman Stansfield. He lived a pretty much unnoticed life (1967 to 2013).

In the first chapter of their book, Norman commits suicide by jumping from the 37th floor of his apartment building in New York City. As he leaped into oblivion, several important things happened in the next six seconds: he dreamed up a life to replace the one he was jumping away from, he found the secret of his own happiness, and he learned that death is not death at all but a doorway to a whole new life and existence. In his death, he finds life and love beyond his wildest dreams.

This volume is intended as an oasis, an explication perhaps, of some of the secrets of the previous three books in the series. It is an in-depth look into a life of loneliness and failure. I’ll Ask Her in the Morning, takes a seemingly average human being into a world of restoration and forgiveness, a world of deep caring, and a life that changed everything in its simplicity and motivations. Even though he was a procrastinator, an extreme introvert, and, in the worldly terms of his time, a person who was born, lived, and died making no difference at all. The truth is another story altogether.

Coming in late 2017. (Click here to be notified)


The World of Nor

This volume extends the series into a new, exciting arena. The Emers, now secure and highly mobile both within and outside of Sargasso, are contacted by the mysterious Nor. New challenges, new worlds, new experiences all encompass humanity at the pinnacle of its evolution, now with the six worlds growing, now with Essor, Aristealia, and the Geheinneons all assisting as full partners, with the Moon and SkyKing still in their irreplaceable roles. All of the intelligence, experience and energies of our familiar cast of characters is called into play as they deal with a new threat from a distant race and the plea from another for assistance. The World of Nor is an adventure that takes the reader deeper into human nature’s secrets, into the revelations of other races’ abilities, and on into an exciting surprise conclusion.

(Coming in 2018, this volume is currently over 45,000 words, still in the writing phase. The author indicates this fifth book in the series will be over 150,000 words and, in an unpublished interview, was quoted as saying, “This one will be what readers of a continuing science fiction series all want it to be: exciting, entertaining, fulfilling, and inspiring.”

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_battlecover_indd___100_The Battle for Emerald Earth

In the world of the Emer ScreenMasters, Emerald Earth is their irreplaceable home, a perfect world for them and all of their plans and purposes. Only 6.8 million Emers occupy the planet as they manage and watch over the growing and prospering populations of the six Sargasso planets, plus Essor, Aristealia, the Moon, and SkyKing.

The idea of anything happening to Emerald Earth is unthinkable. It is surrounded by a powerful and ever-expanding ScreenKeeper cordon and protected by the wisdom and intelligence of the Emers as they reach out and explore ever farther beyond even the reach of the robots themselves.

In their fight to help the Nor, and all of the discoveries that came in that adventure, the Emers proved again that they could solve and overcome anything. Except for one thing.

The Battle for Emerald Earth is, perhaps, the culmination of the series. The actions of the Emers, Farson Uiost and Karina, President Sortt, the Others, the Geheinneons, and now the new alliance with the Nor, will either save everything or cause everything to be obliterated by a new enemy. The fearsome and rampaging Chagan Caan, a race of silent destruction that has now turned away from the Nor and toward the Emers themselves. A battle of unforeseen scope and peril ensues. Is it a challenge that even the Emers were unprepared for?

2019 (Click here to be notified)


New ScreenMaster novels in research: (1) The Worlds of Man and Woman, (2) ZZ<<Arkol25609, and (3) The Worldmakers

W. Mahlon Purdin lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Joy Hooper Purdin. They have a grown daughter, Blythe.

He has written poetry, prose, and essays for many years. His eclectic career in advertising and copywriting has been nurtured by a wide variety of interests in extreme sports, music, and exploration.

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