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Books by Jim Stark, with brief summaries

Jim Stark’s ten completed books, fiction and non-fiction, are now available as eBooks in the Amazon Kindle Store (go to Amazon’s Kindle Store and search or “Jim Stark,” or just click here. Note: If you don’t own a Kindle reader, you can get a free app for Windows PC, iPhone, Mac, BlackBerry, iPad or Android by clicking on here.

Rescue Plan for Planet Earth: Democratic World Government through a Global Referendum – non-fiction – 199 pages – published in 2008 by The Key Publishing House Inc. For those who want democracy established worldwide, it would be a fairly simple matter to conduct a global referendum, using the Internet (and assuming that people care enough to do it). The Internet-based referendum is already in operation (see www.voteworldparliament.org), but eventually, the governments of all nations should pass a UN resolution, take over the process and conduct the global referendum in national segments, alongside elections (so there is little or no voter fraud). A strong mandate from such a world vote would compel the construction of a directly-elected, representative and democratic world parliament (possibly as a new house attached to the UN structure), empowered to repair all the things that we have made wrong with our planet – and empowered to permanently prevent war by resolving all international conflicts through world law. To order this book, click here.

www.voteworldparliament.org/about/books/. The rise and fall (1977 to 1985) of Operation Dismantle, a Canadian non-governmental organization that sought to launch a UN-sponsored global referendum on balanced and verifiable nuclear disarmament during the Cold War.

Cold War Blues: The Operation Dismantle Story – non-fiction – 384 pages – published 1991 by Voyageur Publishing, now free at www.voteworldparliament.org/about/books/. The rise and fall (1977 to 1985) of Operation Dismantle, a Canadian non-governmental organization that sought to launch a UN-sponsored global referendum on balanced and verifiable nuclear disarmament during the Cold War.

 

 

www.voteworldparliament.org/about/books/. The rise and fall (1977 to 1985) of Operation Dismantle, a Canadian non-governmental organization that sought to launch a UN-sponsored global referendum on balanced and verifiable nuclear disarmament during the Cold War.

Beaner Wiener – children’s fiction – 212 pages. A cat writes her life story after she is “murdered” by an elderly woman who does not want cats pooping in her beloved flower garden. “How can a cat write its autobiography?” you may well ask.”Read the book,” I respond.

 

 

The LieDeck Revolution (Book #1, The Opening) – 387 pages – speculative fiction (1993, unpublished). A new lie detector based on voice analysis hits the market as a consumer product in 2014. In a world where people tell about 200 lies per day, chaos reigns, as all aspects of human society and of the human psyche are shaken by this infallible device. The inventor has the notion that by eliminating lying and deception from the human agenda, we will be forced to evolve, but his optimistic agenda is quickly overtaken by events as civilization begins to crumble.

The LieDeck Revolution (Book #2, The Endgame) – 423 pages – speculative fiction (1997, unpublished). In 2014, the year of the original LieDeck Revolution, humanity couldn’t cope with reality as laid bare by the infallible lie detector. To avoid chaos, a coup transforms the UN into a military world government, and only the agents of the world government are allowed to use LieDecks, for policing. By 2033, there emerges a demand for the democratization of the world body and public access to the LieDeck. The opposition is led by “Evolution,” a movement that has involved hundreds of millions throughout the world in a new way of living, a new way of being, really. One agent, Lilly Petrosian, is chosen by her superiors to live in and LieDeck-monitor an Evolutionary “clan” called Victor-E, where several of the characters from Book #1 now work and live. Lilly finds herself caught between these two worlds.

My Music- 117 pages (2003, unpublished) – 49 of my songs, lyrics and sheet music (for voices). I bought a guitar in 1969 and every now and then, “poof,” another song would leap into my head (from where I don’t know) and get written down and eventually sung.

 

 

Four of Hearts – 413 pages – adult fiction (1998, unpublished) – a novel, consisting of four linked novellas. The twin themes of love and sex are in play from the point of view of a girl, a woman, a boy and a man. The novel has four very different but connected stories: Virgin Territory, Patsy’s Revenge, Inventing Raymond and The Blind Reporter.

Meltdown – 122 pages – short story collection (written over four decades; unpublished). These 13 fictional stories are vaguely rooted in particular times or events in my rather long life.

Stark Raving Golf: Serious-Type Tips from a Twisted Mind – 42 pages – golf instruction (published in 1992/3 as a series of articles in several weekly and daily newspapers). Over the years, I taught golf at three golf courses and two driving ranges, although I never became a pro, officially. The book basically teaches the game in a dozen lessons, and I’ve used humour (“humor” if you’re American and/or can’t spell) to amuse the reader along the way.

Angst City – 43 pages – poetry (unpublished). Holy cow! Poetry!? Who reads poetry?

 

 

 

 

The Human 3 Evolution – approximately 200 pages – non-fiction (begun in 2001, a work in progress). Humanity evolved from grunting to interplanetary exploration, a transformation so deep that we cannot be said to be the same creature as we were 100 millennia earlier. Modern circumstances now require that we change our nature again if indeed we are to survive. Our “wild beast” phase is best called “Human 1,” then our rational brain kicked in, and we turned into an animal best called “Human 2,” both rational and instinctive. Now that technology allows cave-dwellers to topple skyscrapers, we must create a “Human 3” consciousness that lets our species live and enjoy life for millions of years into the future, without making war or otherwise destroying the planet. This book presents a credible theory on exactly how this new transformation can be accomplished, soon. The theory is based on science, and its implementation is based on a few social, political and economic activities that are simple and doable.

 

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