Fictional stories like this can reach into deeper aspects of our psyches regarding global warming and the criminality of the oil industries. This is one story that will indeed reach very deeply into the reader's soul. Through the cultivation of empathy, a "feeling with", fiction can deal with the depths of the heart that non-fiction dares not or knows not how to explore.
RP Siegel is an author and inventor whose leanings run along literary, environmental, and technological lines. His publications include business and technical articles as well as the recent sustainability novel, Vapor Trails, which is part of a trilogy to be co-authored with Roger Saillant. By training, RP is a Professional Engineer. He is a prolific inventor with 49 patents and President of Rain Mountain LLC.
Roger Saillant, his co-author, is the Executive Director of t he Fowler Center For Sustainable Value which advances extraordinary business innovation and social entrepreneurship by discovering how the social and global issues of our day can become profitable and sustainable business opportunities. The Fowler Center practices, researches, and teaches whole-system design methods for advancing the 'how-to' of sustainability and works with businesses, organizations, industries, and economic regions to discover the power and promise of sustainability as an innovation engine for doing good and doing well. Together, they are well qualified to take us into the heart of darkness in both its demon and its goddess personas. Perhaps their most important revelation is that artistry and business acumen are not an either-or duality, but rather a both-and deeply human quality.
References and Interview of Siegel
Envision This interview of Siegel: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/envision-this/2012/11/15/rp-siegel-sustainability-writer-of-non-fiction-and-fiction
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Information on authors: http://www.triplepundit.com/author/bob-siegel/
Roger Salient Foler Center for Sustainable Value: http://www.rogersaillant.com/web_005.htm
Chellis Glendenning: http://chellisglendinning.org/index.html
Information on Kali Yuga: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kali_Yuga
Amazon Link to Fritjof Capra's Tao of Physics: http://www.amazon.com/The-Tao-Physics-Exploration-Parallels/dp/1590308352/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353246699&sr=8-1&keywords=Fritjof+Capra%2C+Tao+of+Physics
David Bohm: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Bohm
Karl Pribram: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_H._Pribram