Half-millennium earlier...…A benevolent alien race looked down on mankind — studied him, and saw he’d ceased his murderous ways, and had learned to live in harmony with those of his kind. They watched as the humans began to master space travel and visit other planets. But, also, knew the human species was doomed because of a prematurely expanding Sun. At that critical juncture, the aliens decided to help.The present...The year, 2601 AD. The place, New Mexico, in what was once the United States of America, on a dying planet called Earth and one year before the launch of the humankind-saving Time Ship.After building the Time Ship — using alien instructions found on Mars — The World Body Politic, send a disgruntled Captain Brock, part-human, part-cyborg with a genetically enhanced human brain, on a one-way mission to a distant Earth-like planet. Accompanied by a crew of 1,000 young and mischievous, breeding couples, Brock’s objective is the rebirth of human civilization.Brock’s reckless compulsion to explore other planets leads him astray. He is nearly destroyed, but the Aliens intervene. Brock discovers they have plans to save the entire population of Earth. He, also, discovers the aliens are not entirely altruistic. They have self-serving intentions for the rescued masses, who soon begin misbehaving after their rescue.Now realizing they made a mistake, the disapproving Aliens do not tolerate the human’s behavior, and employing a bizarre twist, do something about it.“Beyond the Beginning” is an action-saturated, science fiction tale and an examination of human interaction and conflict — of despair, introspection, and eventual hope while contemplating how a future global society might respond to possible threats to their existence.The unique plot and unconventional ending will appeal to discerning science fiction readers while generating anticipation for the completed sequel.