The Flat Earth Society

In the world of Quintessence, the Earth is flat.  I had a lot of fun with this, dreaming up an alternate astronomy, physics, marine biology, etc. to make it work.  (Some of which I’ve saved for the characters to discover in the sequels.)  In this world, everyone has believed for ages that the Earth is round (surrounded by concentric spheres for the moon, sun, planets, stars, and then finally, heaven). Copernicus did the math, however, and discovered that everyone was wrong.

Incredibly, there is a group of people that promote the idea that our Earth is truly flat.  They call themselves the Flat Earth Society, and they seem to be perfectly serious.  You can check out their wiki to read their answers to the obvious questions: orbiting satellites, photographs from space, circumnavigation, night and day, the seasons.  Interesting stuff.



David is a science fiction and fantasy author, which gives him the freedom to explore far beyond the limits of real life and the everyday. His books explores themes that skirt the edges of science and religion, such as human origins, the nature of truth, the certainty of death, and the nature of the soul. He does all his writing at home, where he lives with his wife and seven children. It’s a lively and clamorous place, full of fun, love, and chaos. His latest novel is SUPERPOSITION, a quantum physics murder mystery with the same mind-bending, breathless action as films like INCEPTION and MINORITY REPORT. His other works include the Philip K. Dick Award-winning novel TERMINAL MIND, the historical fantasy QUINTESSENCE (Tor, 2013) and its sequel, QUINTESSENCE SKY.

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