Deeper Meaning in Future Past Present

I’ve been going over a number of comments and reviews about my novel, Future Past Present. The vast majority of feedback has been positive and many people have indicated that they enjoyed the story, particularly the science, and portrayal of the diverse characters. Some of the paranormal aspects of the story have resonated with several readers. I’ve been pleased with the reviews from the Online Book Club and Kirkus.

Somehow, I feel that the overriding theme of the story has been missed by a number of readers who have commented on the book. It is as if one would review Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick by saving that it’s a detailed study of whaling in the 18th century from the standpoint of a sailor named Ishmael and includes interesting characters such as Queequeg, a mystical tattooed cannibal and Ahab, the crazed captain of the Pequod who searches for the white whale that previously cost him his leg. Somehow, the deeper story is missed in this simple assessment.

In my book, Future Past Present, there is a strong sense that the paranormal is involved with significant aspects of all of the characters’ lives that draws everyone into the drama that climaxes with the birth of Zoe’s child, Joshua in a scenario that mimics a Christmas story. Another aspect that seems to have been overlooked is that John Asterman is an evolved godlike human being from the future who orchestrates changes in human evolution for the better good of humanity in ways that we do not and cannot understand. All of this suggests that some UFOs/UAPs are us from the future, observing, refining, changing, directing and preparing us for what is to come.

I would be happy to discuss other aspects of the story as additional questions arise.

Walter Holder

May 26, 2023

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Walter Holder

Walter D. Holder Jr., M.D., FACS is a semi-retired academic surgical oncologist with decades of patient care experience, medical and surgical teaching, and clinical and basic science research. He loves all things science and has been committed to scientific truth and integrity throughout his life.