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And Then There Was a Cover …

After some sweat and tears, and certainly much delay, we have a cover for The GAIAD.  I expect the final editing to be complete early next week—and available on Amazon.com shortly after!

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Will Burcher is a former police officer and current author of “The GAIAD,” a story of ancient secrets not quite forgotten and the positive power of global perspective. He lives and works in Colorado, USA.


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The Cover for The GAIAD is Born

This weekend I had the opportunity to participate in the photo shoot for the main image on the cover of The GAIAD.  Thanks to Alyssa Berns of ABerns Design and my good friend Tyler for a fun, productive day.  The image here is a rough one, before we process it for the cover.  I’m pretty stoked to see the final product! Will Burcher is a former police officer and current author of “The GAIAD,” a story of ancient secrets not quite forgotten and the positive power of global perspective. He lives and works in Colorado, USA. SUBSCRIBE for a chance to WIN A signed edition of The GAIAD. Join the conversation. EARTH. SPACE. INSPIRATION. EVERY 10th subscriber will receive a print edition of THE GAIAD, a new science fiction novel, signed by the author. Subscribers will also receive a 20% discount on the book—our thanks for being part of a conversation that … READ MORE…

The Recent SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch: Our Generation’s Apollo

43 years ago—almost to the day—the crew of Apollo 17 returned to the earth.  This was the last of the Apollo missions.  It was the last time a human being walked on the surface of another body within our solar system.  43 years ago.  Two new generations of humanity have joined the planet in this span of time—two generations comprised of people who have yet to see the technological achievements of Apollo bested. Tonight, SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket carrying (11) communications satellites for OrbComm.  All (11) satellites were successfully deployed—a flawless performance by anyone’s measure.  Yet what took the show was the subsequent LANDING of the Falcon 9’s primary stage.  Although attempted before (but only really by SpaceX), this was the first true success, and represents a leap forward in rocket design, ingenuity, and daring.  The economic benefits of such a feat—drastically lowered costs to put objects … READ MORE…

“The GAIAD” – Introductory Trailer

In anticipation of a coming release, I wanted to put something together explaining some themes and a premise or two within “The GAIAD” – available soon on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback editions.  I’m beginning the audiobook production immediately after.  Take a look: Video Script: Hi, I’m Will Burcher.  I want to tell you about a book of mine, The GAIAD. The title is a concatenation of two words – Gaia, and of course The Iliad of Homer.  The first refers to the Ancient Greek personification of the Earth, the mother goddess if you like, Gaia.  Some archaeologists think that ‘Gaia’ is actually the incorporation into the Greek Pantheon of a much, much earlier spiritual tradition, one that may have existed for tens of thousands of years – a span of time much greater than the entire span of recorded human history.  The second is the first real epic … READ MORE…

“The GAIAD” – an Excerpt

  Prologue Head-on it was nearly invisible—a mere point of light as bright only as the faintest and most minor background star. If viewed obliquely, however, it was something different. The inconsequential speck began to elongate and brighten with the angle and it became a distinct and very artificial, linear form. The object began to move, slowly drifting against the ubiquitous stellar backdrop. There was a brief flash, a pulse of platinum light at the object’s tapered rear and it accelerated, its magnitude expanding and it began to stir a sense of size and mass. As it approached, the surface of it became visible—a damasked metal, reflective and shimmering. The ship was bulbous at its front, though the nose appeared sharp, as a teardrop, giving it a vaguely avian form. The rest of the structure tapered long and impossibly acute—the entirety of the craft evoking a sewing needle, traveling in … READ MORE…

An Introduction

Take a look.  The same can also be found in the About page. While Will has always known that writing and the exploration of the human condition would be his “end game,” he has sought out varied professional and educational experiences—resulting in a unique view of our contemporary collective circumstance.  He grew up in a conservative military family and attended the University of Colorado in Boulder.  While at CU, Will discovered Eastern philosophy, notably Zen Buddhism and Taoism.  He chose to obtain a degree in Economics for uniquely personal reasons—viewing the swings and fluctuations of a free-market economy seeking balance as an expression of “the Way” of natural autonomous systems, or more largely, the “Tao.”  He worked in commercial real estate and in finance before making a professional shift toward government.  Will served as both a sheriff’s deputy and police officer outside of Denver for six years.  As an officer he saw evidence … READ MORE…