The Earth Consented is dedicated to my father, Edwin J. Smith, Jr. My dad recently suffered a medical emergency but is thankfully slowly and steadily recovering. He would have absolutely loved the book launch and signing, but he was unable to be there. He was, however, aware of the event and enjoyed hearing all about it afterward.
No one loves science fiction, and tales of UFO and alien sightings more than my dad. Growing up, television shows and movies such as Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, were always on in our house, and we’d talk endlessly about the otherworldly concepts presented. I grew to love the genre and found that being exposed to (what seemed then to be) such outlandish stories stoked my creative imagination. For that, I am forever grateful.
My latest work, The Earth Consented, feels like a culmination of everything we’ve been discussing for decades, so it was only appropriate I dedicate this book to him.
I do expect my father to be riding around on his tractor (which he loves) as soon as humanly possible, once he makes a full recovery. Thank you to everyone who has offered kind words of support, well wishes, and prayers. He, my mother, and I sincerely appreciate it.
Copyright 2024 The Earth Consented, The Vampire, The 13th Apostle, Divine Providence, and Thy Kingdom Come, by Author Raina C. Smith.