Mustard Seed 1.0
It started as a classified whitepaper under Truman, advanced to a feasibility study under Eisenhower, and went on to become the most highly classified program under Kennedy, a top secret project to preserve a tiny seed of the human experiment in the event that it all went horribly wrong. In which ‘horribly wrong’ was determined by a computer simulation analyzing the current geopolitical state, defense posture, and domestic socioeconomic and political conditions and when all of the threshold Eigenvalues and 6-sigma standard deviations were exceeded on November 22, 1963, when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, the Control Data 6600 announced that the end of the world was nigh, triggered the operational phase of project ‘Mustard Seed’, and then immediately erased all traces of itself.
The novel tells the story of how the duck-and-cover Mustard Seed civilization came to live beneath the Hertell’s pet cemetery, what their lives were like while our world raged on above their heads for over half a century, and how an accordion player would ultimately lead them to Hertell and the world above. It novel tells the story of what happened before Dog Logic, the novel, and is due in 2019.