Children of the Sun

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Children of the Sun

This novel is about war in the twentieth century, at the end of a long millennium of war. May we demand, and build, a better peace.

This novel is about the conflict between black people and white people in America, four centuries after the first Dutch vessel emptied its cargo of African slaves onto a beach in Virginia.

This novel is about four victims of war: a midwife who has been emotionally battered, a soldier who has been emotionally bludgeoned, a petrochemical engineer who seeks ways not to exist, and a Polish refugee from Hitler’s war whose twig-thin fingers carve voluptuous sculptures in West Indian mahogany.

This novel, like it or not, is about us.

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Nuclear information provided by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017.

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Children of the Sun

This novel is about war in the twentieth century, at the end of a long millennium of war. May we demand, and build, a better peace.

This novel is about the conflict between black people and white people in America, four centuries after the first Dutch vessel emptied its cargo of African slaves onto a beach in Virginia.

This novel is about four victims of war: a midwife who has been emotionally battered, a soldier who has been emotionally bludgeoned, a petrochemical engineer who seeks ways not to exist, and a Polish refugee from Hitler’s war whose twig-thin fingers carve voluptuous sculptures in West Indian mahogany.

This novel, like it or not, is about us.

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Now in 2017, planet Earth, the only planet on which life is known to exist, is also the home of 14,900 nuclear weapons, which threaten the future existence of life on planet Earth. The United States today has 6,800 nuclear weapons in scattered locations around the world. Russia has 7,000 nuclear weapons. 1,800 of the combined American and Russian nuclear weapons are on high-alert status; they can be launched within minutes.

Seven other countries also possess nuclear weapons in a state of readiness: Great Britain (215 warheads), France (300), China (270), India (110-120), Pakistan (120-130), Israel (80), North Korea (less than 10).

Total: 4,900 nuclear weapons which are maintained by a variety of governments in various states of readiness. These weapons are as much a part of your daily life as your morning cup of coffee.

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As the Arctic ice cap melts, opening up the Arctic Ocean to navigation, a number of countries are preparing to drill for oil in the Arctic. Every oil vessel—exploring for oil, drilling for oil, transporting oil—will be accompanied by military ships which “protect the national interests” of the home countries. Surface ships and submarines will prowl the seas at the top of our planet, during the darkness of the Arctic winter, during the unprecedented storms which will blow across the ever expanding Arctic Ocean. These submarines and ships, and the planes aboard aircraft carriers, will carry both “conventional” and nuclear weapons.

The Arctic may well become the final battleground on planet Earth. Our greed for the profits from oil—despite the great challenges of climate change—may well trigger our final suicidal madness.

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Children of the Sun, an unprecedented novel in which extensive research is woven into a powerful story, enables the reader to look at the world of nuclear weapons through the eyes of four very human people—two of them black and two of them white, living together on a beautiful island in the Caribbean.

Turn off the television, turn off the telephone, and spend a weekend reading the book which will enable you to cast an educated vote in the 21st century.

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Nuclear information provided by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017.

 

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