The underlying adventure explored in Shadows of the Stone Benders (and follow-on installments of The Anlon Cully Chronicles) is about the search for evidence to prove the existence of a technologically advanced civilization that thrived long before archaeologists thought possible.
The seeds of inspiration that stimulated my imagination to create this fictional adventure originated in a set of non-fiction books I’ve read (and re-read) over the past decade. In this blog I will occasionally publish posts about the books I found most compelling.
The first of these books, the one that initially opened my mind to the possibilities, was written by Immanuel Velikovsky in the 1950s, and is titled Worlds in Collision. In this amazing analysis, Velikovsky examines the commonalities of the “great flood” myth across cultures and arrives at the conclusion that the stories are not mere fables. Instead, he concludes the stories detail an actual cataclysmic event that occurred thousands of years ago. When originally published, this book was considered extremely provocative and controversial.
If you are intrigued by the adventure described in Shadows of the Stone Benders, I think you will find Worlds in Collision a fascinating read.