Look Homeward, Demon
A 1986 Prediction of SARS, MERS, CoVid-19 and Other Events
About the Book
The fictional core of this book was written in May of 1986 in three days and copyrighted on June 11, 1986. The bulk of the book was written over the ensuing years to mid 2009. Part fiction and part memoir, it documents the zeitgeist of the era especially as regards politics and the emerging biotechnologies. And the conjunction of the two. Meant from the beginning to be both descriptive and predictive, in several concrete particulars the work has proved prophetic. In both intentional and unanticipated ways. Especially as regards the prediction of the emergence of a killer common cold virus with HIV/AIDS similarities. This of course occurred with the SARS outbreak. This of course occurred with the SARS, MERS, and CoVid-19 outbreaks.
About the Author
Richard J. Bisbee graduated from the University of WI-Madison with a Juris Doctor degree in December of 1974 at the age of 23. For about thirty years he practiced law, mostly in Milwaukee, WI, and is now retired, on inactive status with the State Bar. He currently lives in Platteville, WI.
The author did his undergraduate work at the former WSU-Platteville, now the U.W.-Platteville, Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, and graduated from the U.W.-Madison in June of 1972 with a B.A. degree with Distinction.