The Entity: 2147

by David A. Collier



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 16/09/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 270
ISBN : 9781546258728

About the Book

The year is 2147, and humanity has attained fantastic milestones. Fusion energy powers homes, and hydrogen fuels vehicles. Digital currency is used globally, with transactions processed by quantum computers. The moon and Mars have been colonized. Cancer has been conquered, and robotic workers have been perfected. Despite all this, the planet is dying. The devastating effects of climate change have pushed the forces of nature past the tipping point. Millions succumb to extreme heat and rising ocean levels. As humanity faces impending doom, the entity arrives. It appears from above in a brilliant flash of light, and a Kentucky farmer named Tom Hickory is the first to encounter it. In doing so, he irrevocably alters his life and those of his wife and children. For the entity has come to rescue humankind and help us save our habitat. But the burden of salvation falls on the shoulders of the Hickory family as fractured nations, ignorant governments, and ravenous media grapple with the entity’s arrival. Humanity must come together to accept the entity’s challenge—or face extinction. Does humanity have the political will to solve the global climate crisis? Is the adversary inadequate technology, the universal laws of thermodynamics, or humankind itself?

About the Author

A native of Lexington, Kentucky, David A. Collier earned two degrees at the University of Kentucky before entering the corporate world. He later returned to academic life, earning his PhD from The Ohio State University. Collier has taught all levels of students as well as participants in many executive programs within the business schools of Duke University, the University of Virginia, Ohio State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, and the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. After decades of authoring research articles, business cases, and five college textbooks, he wanted a new challenge—writing novels. The Entity: 2147 is the first in a series of science-fiction novels ( He dedicates this novel to those who love this tiny speck of wonder called Earth. Collier currently resides in South Florida with his wife and two dogs.