This initial volume of a new trilogy reveals the flaws and inconsistencies with our present explanations for humanity's origins and Earth's development. Reexamination of geological, archaeological, and paleoanthropological records produced the Elder Gods theory, which explains Earth's past and humankind's evolution as the result of ancient contact with extraterrestrial visitors. This theory proposes that interventions by two different groups of otherworldly beings influenced Earth's development and humanity's ancestry. The first group emerged shortly after the Big Bang genesis, achieving great advancements that culminated in a coalition to assist younger emerging worlds. After billions of years, they contacted our solar system where life was first developing on a neighboring planet. Much later, those younger beings from within our solar system contributed to humankind's genetic lineage, and more recently influenced Earth's cultural developments after c.3150 BC.
As a graduate mechanical engineer, M. Don Schorn combined his interests in plastics and cars by working for several thermoplastics manufacturers supplying component parts to the automotive industry. His postgraduate education continued with a curriculum in Plastics Technology and individual course study in various technical and managerial programs. Mr. Schorn's design and manufacturing experience led to a number of new processing techniques and patentable innovations. Utilizing his manufacturing and plastics background, Mr. Schorn later joined a Detroit manufacturers' representative firm working directly with various OEM automotive divisions. After a successful professional career spanning more than 27 years, he retired early at the beginning of 1995 to pursue a second career in writing. Since then, Mr. Schorn has studied cosmology, paleoanthropology, and archaeology, along with extensive analysis of ancient records and sacred texts. Those studies allowed completion of five manuscripts as of this date, including this trilogy, which introduces the Elder Gods theory. The author's other non-fiction work, Reincarnation: Stepping Stones of Life, is an enlightening examination of the reincarnation concept and its application as a way-of-life. Mr. Schorn's fictional work, Emerging Dawn, details a global search for ancient artifacts connected with the Mayan End-Time prophecy anticipated to occur on December 21, 2012.