– Father Zachar (The Human Dilemma)
Eons in the future, when Homo sapiens are long extinct, nonhuman researcher Rupert Exavier Moore explores a scandalous alternative cause of humanity's downfall.
With the help of an esoteric spiritual leader, Rupert traces the beginning of the end to the politically volatile early twenty-first century, specifically, to the bizarre homecoming of expatriate Russian science fiction author Leon Z. Moss. The human race, it appears, fell victim to a tragicomic impasse referred to as "the human dilemma," and Leon, whose novel of first contact might have started it all, vanished in a blinding explosion of light.
The whole truth, however, is encrypted in a puzzling tale of extraterrestrial secrecy, interdimensional politics, absurd conspiracies, good old human ignorance and one man's seemingly innocent return home.
Part humorous, part honest, and with several interwoven narratives, The Human Dilemma is a highly original novel set in modern-day Russia, with flashbacks to the Soviet Union and glimpses into a preposterous future, the so-called Aethereal realm and the potentials of outer space.