As 33-year-old Joshua Cromwell, a mathematician, leaves his home for work, the breathe-erater clears him of any
communicable diseases and allows him to leave his home without wearing a protective mask on his face. The use
of the breathe-erater has eradicated 60 percent of communicable diseases. There are no longer private vehicles
due to the Federal mandate of 2008, many years ago. Gasoline engines are a thing of the past. The federal
government has restricted employers from allowing their employees to work for more than four hours a day. And
smoking is not allowed within the city limits. This is the planet earth of today.
At times, Joshua hears his mind screaming and feels as though he should be doing something important,
something he has forgotten about. He falls into a very vivid dream where he is no longer Joshua but something
very different and something not human.
Olas, the giant tangerine, and Katya, with a tail and three toes on each foot - both from other planets - have
come to earth to answer some of Joshua's questions. Joshua learns he is part-human, part-Hymenopt. He learns he
is an experiment, and the Hymenopts plan to destroy all of the human race on the planet earth. Up to this point
in Joshua's life, he has never really participated in the world going on around him. Now he realizes that life
is not worth living unless he does become involved. How else will he care about anything?
With chapters alternating between Joshua, who lives on planet earth, and his counterpart Joe, who is a
simulation of Joshua and lives a virtual reality inside a computer, To Live Without Warning is an
intriguing sci-fi / fantasy read. If you are a fan of science fiction, you won't want to miss out on this one.