Historelic - The First Journal

Rated 4.00/5 based on 4 reviews
Richard Remington is seeing a ghost in his home. It reveals itself, but turns out to be a time traveler from the 48th century with a warning of danger and an invitation to take a life altering trip to the far future of human society, beyond war and pestilence and into the next ice age. In our future, he learns of advanced technologies and our need to survive by living deep below Earth's surface. More

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About Allen J. Gerzoff

About the author
Allen J. Gerzoff has spent most of his life in the southern Arizona desert where he is now retired from a career in mechanical engineering. The loves of his life are his wife, his children, his grandchildren and his cameras, not always in that order. In retirement, he has achieved some recognition as a landscape and wildlife photographer. Historelic -The First Journal was his first science fiction novel and the first installment of several to come in the not too distant future. Two others of the series are now available here on Smashwords along with several short stories on assorted subjects. There will be more!

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Review by: Jim Larsen on Dec. 27, 2013 :
I wasn't expecting much from a free book and I think I enjoyed it far more than some books I have paid for. For the guy who thought it was too boring, I say "hang in there; it gets more interesting very quickly". There are many views about life in the future, some plausible, and some darn silly. I think this one is plausible if you have any imagination, and it satisfies both the techie in me, and my interest in people also. This was a pretty good story by a mature author, not some kids fantasy. It does show some possible future for earth that isn't dystopian; Rather a more optimistic look at the future; how refreshing.
(review of free book)

Review by: James Jenkins on Dec. 12, 2013 :
The start is very dry, essentially a one man monolog (though there are other characters) describing a future 2500 years from now, I got about 15% into it and lost my place, did not feel it worth the effort to find where I left off and let it go.

There may or may not be a worthwhile storyline in it. All the descriptive scenes describing the future world, without a strong plot to drive the story just make me bored. If those parts are important to the story, share them when I need to know them, if they are not important leave them out.
(review of free book)

Review by: Kara Knorr on Aug. 15, 2011 :
Great read!! I was immediately drawn into the mystery of the ‘ghostly intruder’. And then from there, into the author’s vision of our 48th century world. I wasn’t sure I liked the ‘universal language’ spoken by the future characters of the book – it was a little hard to read at first. The author’s dry humor drew me in, though, along with the consistency of the story line and pretty soon it was my universal language too! Overall, I highly recommend this book. However, I would like to know one thing… When’s the next book coming out? ~ Kara Knorr
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Cheryl Klawitter on Aug. 03, 2011 :
I purchased this on my Nook - the cover caught my eye when I was searching for books under $5. I usually read mysteries, but found this scifi a good read. Waiting for the next book to come out to continue the adventure.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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