6.1.23 UPDATE: The physical and Kindle versions of the book are now available on Amazon. Getting the Kindle would be the cheapest way to be able to leave a review of the book on Amazon which would be greatly appreciated. The Audible version, which for many will be the best and most convenient way to experience the book, was uploaded on 6.1.23 and the estimate is ten business days for it to go live.
Cover photo by Jonathan Zap of Andrew Warren Anderson in Venice. Cover designs by Jonathan Zap, realized by Tanner Dery. Interior design by Jonathan Zap. Back cover photos by Jonathan Zap: Jonah Travis on his own quest in Madrid, New Mexico. Iceland photos by and of Jonathan Zap and Andrew Warren Anderson.
Parallel Journeys is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to actual events or persons (besides the author), living or dead, is coincidental. Any resemblance of photos to any actual Parallel Journeys characters is also coincidental. No actual mutants were harmed during the writing of this book.
BOOK ONE—BIOSPHERE THREE
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This free online version is being published on 5.5.2023, but the Audible, Kindle, and physical book versions are coming this month. Overall, I think the Audible version, read by the author, will be the best way to experience the book for most people, but this version is the most visual. Key patterns in Parallel Journeys may only be apparent after a second reading. It is being provided free because stories should be “equipment for living.” This book contains unique content that I want to be available to anyone who wants it, regardless of their ability to pay. Having said that, this website represents, literally, tens of thousands of hours of work over decades. I’ve also spent tens of thousands of dollars to pay the many talented people who’ve helped make this site and its content free and ad-free in cyberspace. If you can’t afford to donate, you can still contribute by spreading word about this site. If you can afford to donate even a small amount, you will be helping Zap Oracle grow. Thank you for your precious time and attention. Besides Parallel Journeys, this site is the home of the soon-to-be 800-card Zap Oracle (a free membership saves all your readings) as well as all kinds of other content.
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Note: I’m not a fan of trigger warnings, but Parallel Journeys contains some disturbing content, including suicide and non-graphic sexual assault. I was a high school English teacher for fourteen years, specializing in work with youth at risk, and I think this book has content that could be life-saving for some of them. It’s a major reason why this content is presented free.
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Best wishes for your parallel journey . . .
This website is the product of literally, tens of thousands of hours of work over decades. I’ve also spent tens of thousands of dollars to pay the many talented people who’ve helped make this site and its content free and ad-free in cyberspace. If you can’t afford to donate, you can still contribute by spreading word about this site. If you can afford to donate even a small amount, you will be helping Zap Oracle grow. Thank you for your precious time and attention.