Giveaway (US/Int): Linda Andrews on the mystery of Atlantis and society’s incarnations
Please help me welcome Linda Andrews, author of Blue Maneuver!
Atlantis. Just the word gives me shivers. Plato originally told the story about a mythical civilization beyond the pillars of Hercules that had been destroyed over ten thousand years ago. While he is credited with first bringing the idea to western civilization, he is said to have based his story on Egyptian writings from the Library at Alexandria.
The idea that an advanced society could simply disappear overnight from an explosion is perfect story material.
But it’s more than that. Depending on the theory, humans have been around for over fifty millennia or two million years. Can you really imagine us banging rocks and muttering oga-boga in caveman speak for all that time?
Just look at what we’ve done in the last 100 years, to see what we can accomplish. How can we think that our ancient ancestors would be any less driven or capable? I can’t, which is why the legend of Atlantis is so appealing. I love the idea that we humans keep advancing to pinnacles of civilizations then self-destruct.
The thought is rife with conflict, emotion and human survival. The true makings of a great story. Add into that the obscure belief that mankind is on it’s fifth incarnation of society and I was hooked.
So I used it in my latest book, Blue Maneuver. Some of the aliens that are visiting Earth are human and some of them are from the original Atlantis. And being that we humans keep repeating our mistakes, I made sure there were other humans from other civilizations that were out in space as well.
Sometimes the greatest story inspiration isn’t about dreams of the future but looking into our past.
Do you believe in the legend of Atlantis?
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