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FOREWORD


Albert Einstein, the greatest scientist of the Twentieth Century, postulated that there can be no time without space and no space without time; that the two are inextricably linked. No-one has successfully challenged his theory so far. But the Indian sages have been saying for thousands of years that there is no such thing as time, and that it is merely a creation of the human mind. How else would spiritually advanced souls be able to see past and future? If we accept this, we have to embrace the idea that going back or forward in time are perfectly possible, once we are able to truly internalise it. I believe time travel is feasible and may one day become a reality for mainstream humanity.

In The Quest of Captain Ernst, our young heroes breach the barrier of time at the behest of Zeris, the Chief Elder of Similaria. In this story, I have tried to trigger in the mind of the reader just what emotions would be felt being many thousands of years from one’s own era, and especially what one might feel at being told one has been robbed of the means to return home. What would you feel like if it were to happen to you?

There have been many theories put forward to explain the swift demise of the last Ice Age. It is generally believed that it lasted from around 100,000 years ago until perhaps as recently as 12,000 years. During that time, much of Northern Europe and North America was experiencing glacial conditions, and an enormous quantity of water was locked up, with the result that the sea level was probably more than a hundred metres lower than it is today. One or more catastrophic events between 17,000 and 20,000 years ago began a rapid meltdown. Could this have been caused by the impact of huge asteroids similar to the one that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago? Could our solar system have been bombarded at this time by cosmic debris that ripped off part of the crust from the northern hemisphere of Mars, slowed down its rate of spin and destroyed its magnetic field, so that its atmosphere drifted off into space?

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