The Prometheus Saga Anthology

A complete anthology of all the stories in The Prometheus Saga is now available in the Amazon bookstore for $14.99. Click the cover below to take you there:


Written by twelve award winning authors, The Prometheus Saga is a unique reading experience. This anthology of historical science fiction spans mankind’s entire existence from prehistory to modern day.

An alien probe is sent to Earth to monitor our progress. It can morph into any human form, male or female, and live among us, sending its messages back to the alien race in a distant galaxy that created it. What will it learn as it experiences the First World War between Neanderthals and Homo Sapiens? Or the battle between the ancient Greeks and Persians? How did it influence the creation of the first map of the world, the Cinderella fairy tale, the founding of America’s first colony? Which side will it choose in the American Revolution or the Nazi Holocaust? Did it inspire famous novelists to create a new genre of literature? Will it enable or does it prevent political assassinations, or both? Is it the only extraterrestrial on Earth and what happens when both of them meet?

Its influences are both subtle and profound. The Prometheus Saga is an anthology full of history and wonder, mystery and suspense. Now available in print. Coming soon for ebook.

The Prometheus Saga trailer:

Dream Team of Writers Launch Unique Sci-Fi Experience

An all-star team of writers has set out to change the way you read sci-fi. They’ve succeeded. The project, codenamed “The Alvarium Experiment”, has brought together twelve accomplished and award-winning authors. After a year of collaboration, they have produced “The Prometheus Saga”, a collection of short stories that examines the breadth of human existence through alien eyes, from prehistory to the present day.


Building The Literary Dream Team

The Alvarium group’s sterling personnel number one more than a professional football lineup. Its members come from all walks of life and specialize in diverse genres. Getting everyone to work together was a feat in itself, but in the members’ differences lies the group’s strength. Ken Pelham, group co-organizer and contributing author, explains the group’s guiding principles: “Alvarium is Latin for beehive. Like bees, which act independently toward a common goal, each of our Alvarium authors was given broad leeway to develop their stories within the project framework. As a result, the finished product, The Prometheus Saga, is more than the sum of its parts.”

Ambitious Undertaking; Unique Reading Experience

Most stories have a beginning, a middle, and an end. The Prometheus Saga ups the ante by opening with the dawn of mankind and and closing in the modern day. Since humanity is under the microscope, where the saga ends ultimately depends on us.

The stories explore the question: “How does humanity measure up when viewed through alien eyes?”

Here is where the central character, Prometheus, comes in. He is an alien probe, human by design, but with greater abilities and an artificial intelligence. He must go among us, watch us, and be one of us without ever exposing his secret.

As the ages roll on, his artificial eyes see humanity at its best and its worst. Prometheus witnesses the horrors of war at Marathon in 490 BC. He observes firsthand the atrocities of Nazi genocide. He experiences how mental illness and misfortune can drive a broken man to assassinate a U.S. president; and how human compassion saves the vanished Roanoke colony from certain demise.

The stories are arranged chronologically but can be read in any order. And while each tale is self-contained, Prometheus’s overarching story takes shape as readers follow his mission across the milllenia. “It’s subtle at first,” says Charles Cornell, Alvarium co-organizer, “but overall we wanted to challenge the reader by asking, who is more human: humankind, or some manufactured lifeform from beyond the solar system? By the end of the saga, it’s anyone’s guess.”

The stories that make up The Prometheus Saga are available individually via Amazon. Now, for the first time ever, this unique science fiction collection is available in paperback.


New Prometheus probe lands in Canada disguised as author Charles A Cornell. The new probe was spotted reading an instruction manual that covers 40,000 years of human existence. Unfortunately the new probe started life in the wrong Big Apple but with a near infinite power supply and ample stores of body fat will manage to walk to NYC someday. Guide & roadmap now available to earthlings in the Amazon bookstore.


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Post by Charles A Cornell

As an author, my overactive imagination fills my mind with three dimensional puzzles of stacked what-if questions that cry out for answers. You can find me fueling my creativity amidst the chaos of a very busy life in my writer’s den where I dream up whimsical adventures that range from the satirical to the macabre which I then blog about on

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