Roberta is beginning a seven-novel series spanning half a millennium that is based in what afterlife researchers have learned about human nature and the nature of reality, including the growing likelihood that it is our lack of freedom of the mind that lies at the core of most of our problems. The only ongoing series character is Atlantica, an island in the South Atlantic where a core philosophy of absolute freedom has produced an extraordinary alternative civilization. The first Atlantica novel establishes how the island’s experiment began. The second introduces Jack Richardson, whose personality and wealth enable us to look again at the American experiment and begin to see how we might repair it. Together, these two contrasting cultures let us use one man’s life and the lives of those he touches to explore the possibility that as our old ways of living and our old beliefs are dying around us, we might at last cast off a past that never did work very well and dare to explore new possibilities so we can build for humankind a better future.