The Impact of The New Camelot
June 23, 2017 at 12:54 pm by Frank White
Apogee Prime has been kind enough to publish The New Camelot: The Quest for the Overview Effect. It has now moved from being available on Kindle to being available in print.
Recently, I have been in touch with an outstanding writer named Steve Finegan, who is pioneering a new genre of fiction that he and I are calling Overview Effect Fiction, or Overview Fiction.
Here is what he had to say about The New Camelot after reading it:
"The Overview Experience as the Holy Grail. That iconic image of Earth floating in the vastness of space is something akin to a religious or archetypal symbol, filled with motive power, a power symbol, which brings to mind the Grail, yes, but also the Christian Cross, only the Earth symbolizes a new unifying myth for this “Space Age” in which we live. As such it operates on two levels simultaneously: 1) it acts as the catalyst for a transcendent mass movement directed outward and reaching forward in time (evolution) and space (exploration), and 2) it also reaches downward into the individual's very marrow and releases those latent, pent-up powers immanent within each and every one of us. The universe within."
I think we need more of the mythological spirit, the kind that informed the stories about King Arthur and Camelot, as we begin to explore the solar system and the universe that lies beyond. Space exploration is a grand adventure, a quest, a tribute to the human spirit. Let's give it a context that recognizes this reality!
To read The New Camelot, please go to: http://www.cgpublishing.com/prime/bookpages/9781926837383.html
To learn more about the work of Steve Finegan, go to: http://www.stevefinegan.com
(c) Copyright, Frank White, All Rights Reserved, 2017