Ral, Space Colonizer


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By David B. Kingman

ISBN: 9781849912754
Published: 2010
Pages: 200
Key Themes: fiction, mental health, psychosis, PTSD


The main character of Ral, Space Colonizer mirrors my own life of loneliness, fear, depression and suicidal ideations and it was only after I began writing the book that I observed this to be true. Ral, a galactic space traveler, preferred to live, isolated aboard his starship, the Tri-Star, rather than face the stringent laws, which were enslaving his fellow citizens on Ceylon, the planet of his birth. Ral would also spend his entire life, hovering in his spacecraft, high above the blue heavens of a Ceylonian colonization, which his father gave to him as a gift, naming it the Feramas, because it was wild and untamed. Ral watched over the affairs of the Feramas, protecting its citizens against any challenges that could be of hindrance to their social evolution and to the natural development of the planet. Ral for some strange reason, felt bonded to, not only a righteous sect on the Feramas, The Children of Chaldoc but in particular, to a citizen that was called the Prophet, who was instrumental in changing his heart and the way he looked at his world around him.

Ral questioned life, and sought after its complex answers. Imagine growing up in a world that is virtually void of love, where the citizens walk around, cold and calloused, speaking to each other, only when necessary; where sex is forbidden by the government, and children are born under the guidelines of the government, not by the parents, but by donated seed from the most aristocratic citizens, politicians and military leaders.

Ral, like me, is an emotional cripple, a daydreamer lacking the necessary skills to succeed in life. He visualized himself as a strong leader, whereas, his basic nature reveals that he was lacking in courage. Because of his deep laden inner conflicts, eventually his mental illness led him to commit idolatry, murder and rape. Yes, Ral spent most of his life seeking the answers to his existence, when all the while a loving God was intervening in his life, leading him toward the path of salvation. It indeed is tragic when Gods children continually reject Him, and then late in life, find that he was there all the time, this happened to myself and to Ral, Space Colonizer.
While reading this book, you will find that there are indeed, space travelers in remote star systems that are pretty much the same as you and I. They gaze, as we, in wonder at the moon and stars that hover above their lush planets, they also bathe in the refreshing waters that provide for their cosmic existence. And because we are fellow travelers in this cosmological journey through time and space, we all share one thing in common, the love of an intergalactic God. He may be called Jehovah, Yahweh, Buddha, the Unni, Rhadda, or a host of other identities, but he is always the same God. The one God, with unlimited diversities of personality.

If you can read through this book without shedding a few tears, I cant judge, but if you are looking for the love of God in your life; freedom from the bondage of sin that keep you shackled to your fears and guilt, and the love that should exist between your mate, children, relatives and your friends, then this book is a must. If my book leads one soul to Christ, then my twenty years of writing Ral, Space Colonizer will be justified.

About the Author

David Kingman was born in Morehead, Kentucky in
1942. He graduated from Miami Jacobs Business College with an
extended two years of study through Urbana College. He has
performed traditional country music on TV and Radio and has played
in taverns, motels, and fairs for more than thirty years. For the past
twenty years he changed his musical interest to gospel music. He
served as vice-president of the Dayton Musicians Club in early
1961, and he also worked in Grand Rapids, Michigan as a studio
photographer. In 1984, he served as a member of Daytons
Priority Board, a community based organization. David served in
Vietnam as a Photographer Photo Lab Technician. After 23 years
working in the Sales Division of a local cemetery, his biographical
book, The Shrines of Woodland, was published by the historic
cemetery in Dayton, Ohio in 2008.
When David wrote Ral, Space Colonizer he realized that
in effort to write a successful book he would need to write about
familiar subjects, so mental health would be a given. He had lived
with his demons and they needed to be tempered in the book with
religious and philosophic thought in which David was well versed.
It is Davids sincere desire that his science fiction book will
not only inspire young and old to come to a personal relationship
with their God, but also demonstrate to those that suffer with their
own demons, they can also proudly walk this life with heads held
high far above their mental health afflictions.


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