Duane L. Herrmann

Escape from Earth (the Journal of a Planetary Pioneer)


Is the human race a creation of social engineering or is there something more to this life? Escape from Earth explores the constructs of what it means to be human in the face of the infinite.

(81,500 words)

Note: This is an ebook.



The science fiction Escape from Earth explores humanity at its more bare. What might happen if a religious pioneer goes to a planet being settled by climate refugees escaping the catastrophes on Earth?

An entire family attempts transit to a planet distant from Earth to find others of their faith and surprising results occur while the refugees cope with an unfamiliar world, its weather, its wildlife, its native sentient beings, a flood of additional refugees, food shortage, lack of communication and a rebellion. Can anyone return home to Earth?


About the Author:

Duane L. Herrmann, internationally published, award-winning poet and historian, has held a variety of teaching and other positions, now retired.  His history and poetry have won awards and are translated into several languages.  His full-length collections of poetry are: Prairies of Possibilities, Ichnographical: 173, and Praise the King of Glory.  His poetry has received the Robert Hayden Poetry Fellowship, inclusion in American Poets of the 1990s, the Map of Kansas Literature (website), Kansas Poets Trail and others.  His history, By Thy Strengthening Grace, received the Ferguson Kansas History Book Award in 2007.  Collections of short stories and historical articles are forthcoming. These accomplishments are remarkable considering his traumatic childhood embellished by dyslexia, ADD and PTSD.

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