The Three Minds / Lamont Downs: The second book in the Twin Planets series

The Three Minds: Introduction


Part I: Restorations
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Part II: Insurrections
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Part III: Resurrections
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13


This is a work of fiction. All persons and events mentioned herein are entirely fictitious, and any resemblance to any real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.


Special thanks to Johnnie, to Alicia, and to Pat, whose many corrections and suggestions proved invaluable. Responsibility for all remaining errors is, of course, entirely mine.
Hilaire Beloc quote ("Whatever happens we have got") from The Modern Traveller, VI (1898).

Project A-Ko quote ("You can be anything you want to--") from Follow Your Dream: Words and music by Joey Carbone and Richie Zito. © 1985 Sixty Ninth Street Music (BMI).

So Why Is This Book Available Online For Free?

Because I grew up using libraries, and have worked in them for well over twenty-five years. I happen to believe that you should be able to read a book before deciding whether or not to buy it.

Unfortunately, with ebooks rapidly growing in popularity it's impossible to miss the dollar signs in the eyes of the publishing majors, as they at last see a perfectly legal way to freeze libraries out of the picture altogether. However, publishing through 1stBooks Library enables me to retain all rights, including that of posting the complete book here as well. So you can consider this a blow for freedom, or an act of self-aggrandizement, or whatever else suits you.

If you discover that you like this book and want a copy for your own library, it is of course possible for you to print it out from this online version. However, it'll come to at least 140 pages, put a lot of wear and tear on your printer, and leave you with a notebook full of ugly printouts. Instead, consider doing yourself a favor and purchasing it as a nicely formatted ebook (in .PDF format) or trade paperback from 1stBooks Library.

In any case, I hope you enjoy reading the book as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Copyright notice

THE THREE MINDS. Copyright © 1998, 2000, 2001 Lamont Downs. All rights reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without written permission from the author, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles or reviews.

(In other words, you're welcome to link to this page, but apart from that please don't repost The Three Minds on your own site or otherwise distribute it yourself.)

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