Garden Urthark’s “Extinction of the Thalls” brings together our prehistoric past with an apocalyptic future to retell the story of desire in the spirit of all living things and the indomitable will within each of us to struggle, survive, and, where possible, escape. More
Garden Urthark’s “Extinction of the Thalls” represents an attempt to go back simultaneously to the origins of prehistoric hominids and forward to the arrival on our planet of alien creatures. The point of view taken here is that the arrival of such creatures is not likely to be fortunate for us.
The Thalls, as primitive hominids, their name being reminiscent of Neanderthal, a hominid that met with extinction some 30,000 years ago, are actually more like australopithecines, most notably, A. afarensis and A. africanus, who are said to have roamed the Earth two-to four-million years ago.
Looking somewhat more like present-day humans, the Nefuhtellarim are aliens. Their name carries a Biblical flavor, making use, as it does, of the Hebrew plural ending often transcribed in English as -im.
“Extinction of the Thalls” illustrates the principle that if any one species can prey upon, enslave, or otherwise dominate any other species within this vast Universe we now call home, it will.
A garden is an ideal or archetype that gives the Earth (Urth) a human shape. Garden Urthark is an enterprise that contains, as in an ark, the revolutionary process of transforming reality into a vision of human love and freedom.