Ancient Illumination is a science fiction series that explores what would happen if extraterrestrial beings made of light were to come to Earth during the days of Cro-magnon. What would that initial meeting be like? How would cave-people react to glowing sentient beings? That’s basically how I came up with the idea for these books. Now I mixed in some history, legends, and some of my perspectives.

Framing all of that within the trappings of science fiction, first contact, military sci-fi and fantasy, I got to mix in space ships, mutations, socioeconomic influences and other topics. Why? Because I love space, space battles and the nuances of how technology and extreme mutations would affect our society as a whole. If those things intrigue you as they do me then by all means come explore this fictional future with me!

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Help us continue to expand this universe by supporting our Kickstarter for mass production of Ancient Illumination I: Remembrance and Revolt. Getting this funded will expedite the production of volume 2 subtitle TBD. There are some pretty awesome rewards that exclusively available to our Kickstarter backers! The collectible challenge coin and metal print are limited editions.

International readers should contact VanBlaze55@gmail.com to support the graphic novel series.


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Rod Van Blake

Rod Van Blake

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