The Resilient Earth Press
Welcome to the Resilient Earth Press web site. The Resilient Earth Press was founded in 2012 to provide a common outlet for books written by Doug L. Hoffman and Allen Simmons, the authors of the book The Resilient Earth. Hoffman and Simmons have collaborated on several books in the past but they also have their own projects, mostly works of fiction. Simmons tends to write action/adventure novels while Hoffman writes science fiction. On this site you will find descriptions of their past works and links to where they can be purchased. The release of new works will be announced on the Resilient Earth blog.
You can find out more about the authors, Hoffman & Simmons, on the “About Us” page. There you will find the story behind the origin of The Resilient Earth and short biographies of Simmons and Hoffman. The authors can be reached via the “Contact Us” page. Comments can also be posted on the REP Facebook page.
Below you will find our books organized in fiction and non-fiction sections. Each entry shows the book's cover, the author(s) and a brief synopsis of the work. There will also be a link to where the book can be purchased online. Note that the works will be available as ebooks, in print or both. We hope you will buy, read and enjoy our work, whether it be fiction or non-fiction.
Doug L. Hoffman
Captain Jack Sutton and the crew of the starship Peggy Sue have returned to Earth following a close escape from a hostile alien space station in the Beta Comae Berenices system. Their warnings about coming interstellar war go unheeded and several members of the crew are incarcerated. The missing crew is soon rescued, TK Parker and friends help establish a base on the farside of the Moon, and the Peggy Sue once again sails forth into the Galaxy—this time hunting for answers and possible allies. Relationships deepen and bonds between crewmembers grow stronger as the intrepid band of explorers face a future that they did not ask for. New species are encountered, several of them hostile. Indeed, the mysterious T'aafhal are finally be revealed—raising even more questions about the ancient war between warm life and the Dark Lords, setting the scene for the Earth shattering climax. Peggy Sue is the second book in the T'aafhal trilogy.354 pages
Doug L. Hoffman
It started with Air Force nuclear detection satellites picking up radiation from the middle of West Texas, and rumors that an eccentric oil billionaire was building a spaceship in an old abandoned dirigible hanger. A TV news team, a squad of Marines and a bevy of law enforcement personnel soon converged on TK Parker's ranch, forcing the crewmembers on board Parker's Folly to depart hastily, trapping the news people and Marines aboard. With a skeleton crew, Captain Jack Sutton managed to reach orbit in time to rescue three stranded cosmonauts from the International Space Station before a massive solar eruption killed them. From there, the ad hoc crew continued to the Moon where they found something no one expected: aliens—hostile aliens. The adventure for Captain Sutton and Lieutenants Curtis and Bear is only beginning, as they discover the fate of humanity and all life on Earth is in their hands. Parker's Folly is a space opera in the tradition of Heinlein and EE Doc Smith that delivers speculative science, a bit of romance and lots of action. Parker's Folly s the first book in the T'aafhal trilogy.354 pages
Fiction: Mystery & Thrillers
The victim is a young woman with green eyes and auburn hair. Her corpse wears a red lifejacket and is set adrift in the Gulf Stream with the chance the strong current could take her all the way across the Atlantic Ocean. Miami-Dade County, 200 square miles in size, and inhabited by two and a half million people, has a serial killer in their midst. Whoever the serial killer is, there’s a pattern to the crime. The story kicks off when athletic Beth Norcross, a Miami U. student who loves to sport fish, finds victim Drew Meadows floating in the Gulf Stream. With fresh forensic evidence, Drew hasn’t been dead more than a dozen hours, Detectives Liza Angelo and Mitch Miller jump on the case and turn up a gumbo of suspects. There’s mean Clay Thatch, a beyond crazy drug dealer and ex-boyfriend of Drew Meadows. There’s Mo Finger, owner of Blue Heron, a pole dance club that would make Sodom and Gomorrah look like a Cub Scout camp. Drew Meadows danced there and wouldn’t let Mo touch her, but serviced a lot of johns, which drove Mo nuts. There’s Eddy Stone, x-boyfriend of Beth Norcross, who cannot believe Beth is gone from his life. Between sneaking around Beth, he’s racked up a felony sheet three pages long and the police want to catch him and put him in a cage. Beth Norcross befriends fellow student Mary Lou Shea. Beth comes from super wealth, Mary Lou from meager means and has been abused. Their relationship is critical to the story that moves with the speed and force of a Miami hurricane. Fatal Trust is a novel for thriller fans of all genders.250 pages
Her name is Kate Lockhart. She’s an archeologist by profession and heiress by birth. She comes home to southeast Massachusetts to collect her $20 million inheritance. Her third day there, while poking around Gay Head, she makes a discovery—ancient bones and artifacts—that could change U.S. history or even the chronicle of all the Americas. Unfortunately, her discovery is on Indian land, making the artifacts sacred remains protected by Federal law. She doesn’t know a man, part Indian, full time psycho, hidden from her view, makes a movie of her taking bones and artifacts from Indian land. She hires an attorney to protect her find and learns her older and only brother, William, named trustee of her inheritance, has stolen her entire bequest. Her brother faces prison for stealing his sister’s money. The movie making Indian is wanted by the police for rape, arson, larceny and a long sheet of crimes. Kate’s lawyer Jack Duncan, owner of a huge yacht and a private plane is a mystery to all, but passion blooms with his unique client. The story is told through the eyes of these four people. It reveals their tendencies to be good, or nasty; similar to New England weather, as they advance the story with hurricane force.250 pages
Fifteen-year-old Jeff Slater gets hired as a paid hand on luxury yacht Mischief owned by Clifford and Sybil Hinshaw. The owners assume Jeff is eighteen—he is big and smart for his age and Jeff does not correct their assumption because he wants a job on a big yacht. This unspoken lie leads Jeff into dangerous uncharted waters where evil happens. Jeff’s omission regarding his age becomes crucial to him, to the Hinshaws and their seventeen-year-old daughter, Holly. Jeff learns that a yacht is an intimate space and he sees and hears things about the owners and their guests that astound his sense of decency. Enter Willow Whitlocke, best friend of Sibyl Hinshaw. Jeff does not see Willow as anyone’s friend—he see something dark and sinister in the woman and in her so-called friendship with Sybil. Holly and Jeff become more than sail-mates as they discover a malevolent scheme of Willow’s to destroy Holly’s mother. As Jeff navigates through nature’s storms and the turbulent milieu of the dysfunctional Hinshaw family, he carries on a secret romance with Holly—a first romance that brings tragedy to him and to others.236 pages
The Resilient Earth: Science, Global Warming and the Fate of Humanity
Doug L. Hoffman & Allen Simmons
A million years after the birth of our sun, the violent explosion of a nearby supernova nearly ended life on Earth before it began. Over the next four and a half billion years, forces of nature shaped our planet and the life it harbored. Barely surviving the traumatic birth of the Moon, buffeted by supernovae, and bombarded by asteroids, the resilient Earth endured. And despite planet-freezing ice ages, devastating mass extinctions, and ever changing climate, life not only survived, it thrived. Today, we are told all life on Earth is threatened by a new peril--human-caused global warming. The Resilient Earth presents the science behind global warming for a general audience, separating fact from fiction and truth from exaggeration.404 pages
The Energy Gap: How to Solve the World Energy Crisis, Preserve the Environment & Save Civilization
Doug L. Hoffman & Allen Simmons
Humans have a trait that distinguishes us from all other species: the ability to use fire. We turn on a switch and light comes into our homes. With the turn of a key, vehicles take us where we want to go. We adjust a thermostat in our homes to make us warm or cool. These are everyday events we hardly think about. It took centuries of vision, science and engineering to achieve this comfort-point in our long evolutionary journey. Today, an average person lives better than kings lived several centuries ago. As we revealed the facts behind global warming in our last book, The Resilient Earth, we take the same tack in out latest work, The Energy Gap. In its pages, we present the hard science and engineering that will close a looming energy gap for our country and the world. There is also a warning. If we chose the political route, the activist route, the human race will slide backwards for the first time since the Industrial Revolution. If we choose the correct path, as revealed in The Energy Gap, our species will continue its forward march towards a brighter future for all on Earth.400 pages