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In defense of the argument our world is not over-populated, sparsely-populated landmasses with mostly wide open spaces must be taken into account. Places where you can drive across hundreds of miles of farmland or virgin landscapes without seeing a town or a village, or even a person in some cases.

Such landmasses include Canada, Brazil, Australia, Mongolia, Scandinavia, Russia, much of central Asia, many parts of the Middle East and large chunks of Africa and South America. Even some rural regions of the two most populated countries on earth – China and India – would fit into this category, not to mention certain states in America such as Alaska, Idaho, Nebraska, Maine, Utah, Arkansas, Wyoming, Texas and Montana – each of which have larger landmasses than many countries.

As reported in the August 2003 edition of International Journal of Wilderness, Conservative International conducted a major assessment into how much global wilderness is left. The conclusion was that the “study found that 46% of the planet qualified as remaining wilderness”.

Say what? If almost half the Earth’s surface – not including oceans – is comprised of untouched wilderness, why are we being told there’s hardly enough land to accommodate everyone?

Another statistic that shatters the overpopulation myth is that the entire world population could fit into the state of Texas. This has been confirmed by various sources.

Even the environmentalist website treehuger.com concurred in a July 27, 2011 article headed At NYC’s Density, the World’s Population Could Live in Texas. The writer states, “If the entire world’s population – 6.9 billion people – lived at the same density level as New York City, we could all fit within the borders of the Lone Star State (Texas).”

It’d be a tight squeeze, but we could all fit within the borders of Texas. Yippie-ki-yay!

In 2010, the overpopulationisamyth.com website calculated as follows: “Divide 7,494,271,488,000 sq ft (total landmass of Texas) by 6,908,688,000 people (world’s population in 2010), and you get 1084.76 sq ft/person. That’s approximately a 33′ x 33′ plot of land for every person on the planet, enough space for a town house. An average four person family, every family would have a 66′ x 66′ plot of land, which would comfortably provide a single family home and yard”.

Nobody is suggesting living conditions in a Texas with 7-plus billion people would be sustainable given land is needed for industrial and commercial premises, farms, orchards, schools and other community facilities. But the Texas statistic does at least prove space is not an issue given Texas is a tiny percentage of the planet’s habitable land.

We address the overpopulation myth in our book THE ORPHAN CONSPIRACIES: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy. Here’s another excerpt:

Another little known fact is that for decades, economists have advised sparsely populated countries they need to increase their population to stimulate their economies. In our native New Zealand, which currently has a population of just under 4.5 million people, this has certainly been the case. Although the pro-active immigration policies of successive governments have been criticized by some, New Zealand’s present strong economy would likely not have been possible without the valuable input of immigrants who boosted the country’s population. At the time of writing, incidentally, New Zealand’s economy is rated one of the most buoyant in the Western world.

New Zealand’s thriving! (Population 4.5 million give or take).

Australia, a continent with only 23 million people, and Russia, which covers one sixth of the world’s total land mass, are other examples of countries which could potentially benefit from increased populations.

In the mid-2000’s the Australian Government, under Prime Minister John Howard, subscribed to the little-known Underpopulation Theory by implementing a child encouragement policy nicknamed the Baby Bonus. This scheme, a brainchild of Australian treasurer Peter Costello, paid Australian citizens lump sums any time they produced newborn babies. Howard and Costello believed increasing the population would help stimulate the nation’s economy and put Australia in good shape for years to come.

Short of a nuclear war or some other cataclysmic event, world population levels are only going to continue to increase. According to some estimates, it will reach 8 billion in about a decade. Rather than worrying about this, humanity needs to focus on social responsibility, fair wealth distribution, equality and universal justice. In other words, the very things that are needed to sustain Mankind alongside food, water, clothes and shelter.

We are not saying we know better than scientists, futurists and economists. However, it’s a fact that 99% of these experts are blissfully unaware of the suppressed science mentioned throughout The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy. Ask most scientists about Nikola Tesla and you’ll be met with a blank stare – or at best a comment like, “Oh yeah, wasn’t he the guy who developed the AC current?”

And yet, the US government has classified more files on Tesla than any other scientist in history.

There is good reason for that and it didn’t happen by accident.

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Nikola Tesla…scientist extraordinaire.

When the experts estimate how long the world can sustain life based on current and projected populations, they never take into account the radical technologies that would of course be released if we found ourselves on the brink of extinction.

Technologies like Tesla’s free energy inventions, and his pollutant-free and self-charging transportation inventions that would reduce pollution levels almost overnight.

Most experts never include such technologies in their gloomy forecasts as they simply don’t know about them. Or perhaps some of them have heard about these technologies, rumored or otherwise, but have written them off as fanciful conspiracy theories.

After reading The Orphan Conspiracies, and hopefully absorbing the often contentious, usually little known and sometimes revolutionary material contained within its pages, it should now be blindingly obvious that we, the writers, are diametrically opposed to the diatribes of the elite who consistently imply humans are parasites destroying the Earth.

So go ahead and propagate, and know that your offspring have the potential to assist the planet, not wreck it. In fact, go forth and multiply like rabbits. You have our blessing, but be warned: there’ll be no baby bonus from us!

 

At least John Lennon agreed with us about the overpopulation myth. Here’s what Lennon said in an interview on The Dick Cavett Show on September 11, 1971:   

“I think we have enough food and money to feed everybody … I don’t believe in overpopulation. I think that’s kind of a myth the government has thrown out to keep your mind off Vietnam, Ireland and all the important subjects.”

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Lennon…didn’t believe in the overpopulation theory.

Read more in The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy: http://www.amazon.com/The-Orphan-Conspiracies-Conspiracy-Theories-ebook/dp/B00J4MPFT6/

A book that’s for the common people...the 99%.

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Newly released World Odyssey (The World Duology, #1) resonates with readers and book critics alike, so far attracting all 5-star reviews from Amazon reviewers.

World Odyssey follows the fortunes of three young travelers as each embarks on an epic journey. Their dramatic adventures span sixteen years and see them engage with American Indians, Barbary Coast pirates, Aborigines, Maoris and Pacific Islanders as they travel around the world – from America to Africa, from England to the Canary Islands, to Australia, New Zealand and Samoa.

Here’s a snapshot of what Amazon reviewers are saying about this novel:

“A highly readable…novel…Download this now!!” -Alice M. Dinizo

“A rip-roaring historical adventure…a heroic journey.” -‘Cloud’

“I felt as if I were a passenger…in exotic locales.” -Sheri A. Wilkinson

“Great Historical Saga…a cast of intriguing characters who are motivated by their own dreams. -Karine Bregeon

Readers are reminded World Odyssey is book one and Fiji: A Novel is book two in the new-release The World Duology

  

 

 

        Available as kindle ebooks on Amazon

If these books sound like you, here’s the appropriate kindle ebook links:

World Odyssey (The World Duology, #1): http://www.amazon.com/World-Odyssey-Duology-1-ebook/dp/B00HHVOMO0/

Fiji: A Novel (The World Duology, #2): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0057YCZM0/

The World Duology (World Odyssey / Fiji: A Novel): http://www.amazon.com/World-Duology-Odyssey-Fiji-Novel-ebook/dp/B00HMQRMFG/

 

Happy reading! –Lance & James

 

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Lovers of historical fiction will be pleased to know the Kindle ebook price of our new release series The World Duology (World Odyssey / Fiji: A Novel) has been slashed as part of our book launch.

Two books in one in The World Duology

Readers will receive two novels in one at a real sharp price until the new book launch promo ends February 9th PST.

Meanwhile, World Odyssey and Fiji: A Novel, books one and two in the duology, remain regular visitors to Amazon’s bestseller lists in their appropriate categories in historical fiction. And readers continue to resonate with both novels if reviewers’ ratings and comments are anything to go by.

Set in the nineteenth century, The World Duology follows the fortunes of three young travelers. Their dramatic adventures span sixteen years and see them engage with American Indians, Barbary Coast pirates, Aborigines, Maoris and Pacific Islanders as they travel around the world – from America to Africa, from England to the Canary Islands, to Australia, New Zealand, Samoa and Fiji.

If these books sound like you, here’s the appropriate kindle ebook links:

World Odyssey (The World Duology, #1): http://www.amazon.com/World-Odyssey-Duology-1-ebook/dp/B00HHVOMO0/

Fiji: A Novel (The World Duology, #2): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0057YCZM0/

The World Duology (World Odyssey / Fiji: A Novel): http://www.amazon.com/World-Duology-Odyssey-Fiji-Novel-ebook/dp/B00HMQRMFG/

 

Happy reading! –Lance & James

 

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Readers are resonating with our new release historical adventure title, World Odyssey (The World Duology, #1), which has just joined book two in the duology, Fiji: A Novel, in Amazon’s bestseller lists. Added to that, The World Duology, which offers readers two books in one, has also entered the bestseller list in its appropriate category – Action & Adventure/Travel.

   

Bestsellers on Amazon

The early reviews are in for World Odyssey and The World Duology – all five stars!

Sample reviews (abridged) follow:

World Odyssey (The World Duology, #1)

The Morcans write another first-rate novel!

By Alice M. Dinizo

 Cockney Englishman Jack Halliday, American Nathan Johnson and well-bred English missionary Susannah Drake are all, for various reasons, on their way to Fiji in the South Pacific in the 1840’s. Their adventures are highly believable as each copes with others, including family members, the present situation in which they find themselves, and their own human frailty…”World Odyssey” is a highly readable and thoroughly enjoyable novel of historic fiction that no one will want to miss. Download this now!!

The World Duology (World Odyssey / Fiji: A Novel)

A fantastic two book story of adventure at sea and exotic locales

By Sheri A. Wilkinson

 Set in the 19th century, Nathan Johnson, Jack Halliday & missionary Susannah Drake each for their own reasons are sent to sea…Along the way they face danger, pirates, murder, death and interesting and (some) dangerous people, as they sail around the globe. Well written with great detail, I felt as if I were a passenger, watching and setting port in exotic locales. Susannah with her naive ways is likable, Nathan has character and Jack has likable traits as well…Both Books are fantastic…I highly recommend to adventure lovers.

  

If these books sound like you, here’s the appropriate kindle ebook links:

World Odyssey (The World Duology, #1): http://www.amazon.com/World-Odyssey-Duology-1-ebook/dp/B00HHVOMO0/

Fiji: A Novel (The World Duology, #2): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0057YCZM0/

The World Duology (World Odyssey / Fiji: A Novel): http://www.amazon.com/World-Duology-Odyssey-Fiji-Novel-ebook/dp/B00HMQRMFG/

 

Happy reading! –Lance & James

  

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Readers are resonating with our new epic historical adventure series, ‘The World Duology (World Odyssey / Fiji: A Novel)’, which has already entered Amazon’s bestseller list in the Kindle eBooks Action & Adventure/Travel category.

Duology already a bestseller

Set in the nineteenth century, The World Duology follows the fortunes of three young travelers. Their dramatic adventures span sixteen years and see them engage with American Indians, Barbary Coast pirates, Aborigines, Maoris and Pacific Islanders as they travel around the world – from America to Africa, from England to the Canary Islands, to Australia, New Zealand, Samoa and Fiji.

The early reviews for The World Duology are in. All five stars, they show the series has struck a chord with readers hungry for adventure and romance stories in a historical setting.

Sample reviews (abridged) follow:

The World Duology is not to be missed!! – January 4, 2014

The Morcans have combined their novels “Fiji” and “World Odyssey” into a novel that readers everywhere will enjoy. Its three believable main characters come to live in the southern Pacific island of Fiji in the 1840s. Cockney British convict Jack Halliday, American adventurer Nathan Johnson, and English gentle woman Susannah Drake, who insists on accompanying her missionary father to Fiji, live their lives believably, humanly, and will continue in readers minds long after the last page has been read. This is historic fiction at its best, for “The World Duology” is very, very readable. It is also historically accurate…Well-created characters, historic accuracy, a storyline that is pleasing to follow to the very last page, books don’t get better than this! -Amazon reviewer Alice M. Dinizo

A fantastic two book story of adventure at sea and exotic locales. – January 2, 2014

Set in the 19th century, Nathan Johnson, Jack Halliday & Missionary Susannah Drake each for their own reasons are sent to sea…Along the way they face danger, pirates, murder, death and interesting and (some) dangerous people, as they sail around the globe. Well written with great detail, I felt as if I were a passenger, watching and setting port in exotic locales. Susannah with her naive ways is likable, Nathan has character and Jack has likable traits as well…Both Books are fantastic. I recommend reading…one after the other to really get the entire story in on sitting. If not each book is great as a stand alone. I highly recommend to adventure lovers. –Amazon reviewer Sheri A. Wilkinson

 

The new release title is available at a discounted price to Kindle ebook readers via Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/World-Duology-Odyssey-Fiji-Novel-ebook/dp/B00HMQRMFG/

 

Happy reading! –Lance & James

 

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Hot on the heels of last week’s release of our historical adventure World Odyssey comes the release this week of The World Duology (World Odyssey / Fiji: A Novel).

The popularity of both novels bodes well for the duology. World Odyssey (The World Duology, #1) has already entered Amazon’s bestseller lists in its relevant category, and Fiji: A Novel (The World Duology, #2) has been a permanent fixture in Amazon’s bestseller lists in recent months.

World Odyssey (The World Duology, #1)  

        Now available as two books in one. 

Here’s the storyline:

The World Duology books are set in the nineteenth century. They follow the fortunes of three young travelers. Their dramatic adventures span sixteen years and see them engage with American Indians, Barbary Coast pirates, Aborigines, Maoris and Pacific Islanders as they travel around the world – from America to Africa, from England to the Canary Islands, to Australia, New Zealand, Samoa and Fiji.

In book one, World Odyssey, ambitious American adventurer Nathan Johnson, sheltered English missionary Susannah Drake and irrepressible Cockney Jack Halliday each follow very different paths.

World Odyssey

Nathan’s journey begins when runs away to sea and finds himself the slave of a Northwest American Indian tribe after his ship founders on the rocky coast; Susannah’s journey begins after she agrees to accompany her clergyman father to Fiji to help him run a mission station there, and they must endure a nightmare voyage they’re lucky to survive; Jack’s journey begins when he’s sentenced to seven years’ hard labor in the British penal colony of New South Wales after stealing hemp from an unscrupulous employer.

After traveling thousands of miles and experiencing the best and worst that life can offer, these three disparate individuals eventually end up in the remote archipelago of Fiji, in the South Pacific, where their lives intersect.

Fiji: A Novel

In book two, Fiji: A Novel, Jack sets himself up to trade Fijian kauri to European traders while Nathan trades muskets to the same natives Susannah and her father are trying to convert to Christianity. Conflict’s inevitable.

Susannah despises Nathan, but is also attracted to him. She soon finds she’s torn between her spiritual and sexual selves.

When their lives are suddenly endangered by marauding cannibals, all three are forced to rely on each other for their very survival.

 

The new release title is available at a discounted price to Kindle ebook readers via Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/World-Duology-Odyssey-Fiji-Novel-ebook/dp/B00HMQRMFG/

Happy reading! –Lance & James

 

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Although launched less than a week ago, our new release title, World Odyssey (the World Duology, #1), is receiving feedback from readers impressed by its cover. Little wonder: the cover image is a copy of The Ninth Wave, the most celebrated work of 19th Century Russian artist Ivan Aivazovsky.

The Ninth Wave / oil on canvass / 1850

Aivazovsky was born in the Crimea to a poor Armenian family. His talent as an artist earned him sponsorship and entry to the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts from which he graduated with a gold medal. Earning awards for his early landscapes and seascapes, he went on to paint a series of portraits of Crimean coastal towns before travelling throughout Europe. In later life, his paintings of naval scenes earned him a long-standing commission from the Russian Navy stationed in the Black Sea…

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Ivan Aivazovsky

…Aivazovsky is best known for his seascapes and coastal scenes. His technique and imagination in depicting the shimmering play of light on the waves and sea foam is especially admired, and gives his seascapes a romantic yet realistic quality that echoes the work of English watercolorist JMW Turner. Especially effective is his ability to depict diffuse sunlight and moonlight, sometimes coming from behind clouds, sometimes coming through a fog, with almost transparent layers of paint. A series of paintings of naval battles painted in the 1840s brought his dramatic skills to the fore, with the flames of burning ships reflected in water and clouds. He also painted landscapes, including scenes of peasant life in Ukraine and city life in İstanbul. -Wikipedia

We were so taken with Aivazovsky’s The Ninth Wave we chose it as the backdrop for the cover of our new release title World Odyssey (The World Duology, #1). Hope you agree it’s a great choice! We think it’s appropriate as our characters travel the world primarily by sea in this 19th Century historical adventure.

World Odyssey (The World Duology, #1) is available via Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/World-Odyssey-Duology-1-ebook/dp/B00HHVOMO0/

 

Happy reading! –Lance & James

 

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