John Jade is a thriller writer based in the UK. John is working on a trilogy of novels exploring the themes below. The Osiris Plan is the first in the series and is now available as an eBook.
• Faith - can we live without it? Is science already replacing traditional "God" religions with a new form of faith for the masses? Will technology eventually provide an afterlife and, if so, what will the solution be?
• Mars - what will exploration bring and how can we use Mars to protect and enhance the species?
Earth - how will humans plan to survive the mass extinction events which decimate life on Earth (approximately) every 30 million years?
• Politics - who will lead the world as China draws level with the USA on GDP output over the next few years? Will world politics be able to plan for the long term or is it doomed to lurch from war to war and boom to bust?
• Science - how will new technology be used to address the needs of human psyche? Needs which have been satisfied by traditional religions for millennia...
• Global Village - how will the communication revolution influence our ability to put events in the correct spatial and statistical context? Can we plan for the long term in the midst of the instant information blizzard?
The discovery of fossilised life on Mars has an unpredicted impact on Earth. Without the crutch of religion, a wave of suicides sweep across the blue planet. The UN proposes a solution that will offer the masses everlasting life: a new technological solution to the loss of faith. This is the cornerstone of their radical Osiris Plan. Alex Stevens travels the globe to uncover a conspiracy on an unprecedented scale…
The Osiris Plan is a Techno Thriller from the same mould as Jurassic Park or Independence Day. The film Source Code is the best recent example of this genre: a study of how new scientific breakthroughs can impact the very fabric of society. The Osiris Plan goes wider than narrow military exploitation of new inventions by exploring how our fundamental thirst for faith could be satisfied by science, and how this could be exploited by our politicians.