First Cause

A week after a battery of worldwide explosions, journalist Adam Grey wakes up in the hospital. He pieces together the events leading to his injury, involving a woman named Angela. Confronted with the truth behind the attacks, they--along with the world at large--are forced to reconsider conventional assumptions about human nature and possibility. More
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About Paul West

Paul West was born and raised in New York City; he currently resides in Harlem, where he has lived for much of his life. After graduating from NYU with a B.A. in History, he worked in the education and nonprofit world for many years before switching lanes and working in advertising and then fashion.

First Cause was conceived as a screenplay idea in the early 1990s, when West was still an undergraduate; he shelved the project for nearly a decade, and began work again in 1999. Paul West is a sports enthusiast, a student of people, a lover of music, a voracious reader and a fervent believer in human possibility.

Paul is also a writer for Through The Fence Baseball, primarily covering the NL East and New York Mets, and a recurring guest on Fox Sports Radio. To follow Paul's Through The Fence articles, go to and for Paul's other sports writing, visit PDub's Sports Hub at

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Interview with the author
Paul West's YouTube interview about First Cause: A Novel About Human Possibility

2012 Kickstarter Campaign Video
First Cause: A Novel About Human Possibility relaunched in July 2012 at Fandom Fest 2012, thanks in part to the success of the First Cause Relaunch Campaign on!

Author Paul West discusses First Cause on the AC Lowe show 10/3/11
Author Paul West, in his first appearance on the AC Lowe Show, talks about science fiction, society and his debut novel First Cause. Check out the official First Cause website & blog at


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