David A. Mell is the oldest of three children and science has always dominated his life. As a high school student for his science projects, he designed and built an original Heart-Lung Machine. The project earned him numerous awards and allowed him to participate twice in the International Science Fair. He has led a diversified life For example, He joined the United States Navy and worked as a sailor, medical hospital corpsman, and laboratory technologist and retired from active service with an honorable discharge. His interests turned from medical towards teaching and he became an accredited teacher for Middle School and High School.
He motivated his students to achieve varied goals and many of his students learned how to create their own pathways towards success. As a teacher he earned many nicknames with one of his favorite “Daddy” which given to him by his students. The nickname is a title which reveals his personality in helping and caring for others. He believes in continual learning and his life’s motto is “Life is an illusion.” This motto can best be understood by reflecting upon the continually changing times of our perceived reality and our beliefs which are continually being modified in all aspects. Experiment Thrae is a book that took over fifty years to complete and reflects knowledge learned during this time.
Experiment Thrae by David A. Mell is a fiction book unlike any other book of its kind. The book takes place in the future, where humanity can modify and create planets, genetically alter plant life, and is controlled by an egomaniac Artificial Intelligence called Cytron I. Awoken from suspension, the “rebirth” of Dr. Thrae, having knowledge from a time in the past is given ultimate control in creating a new planet through terraforming. A conflict between Cytron I, a kind of omniscient machine that is almost worshiped as a god by humanity and Dr. Thrae, a genius scientist with an ego bigger than the solar system collide. Even in a futuristic world where humanity should have been perfected, all the faults and sins of men return forevermore. The knowledge Dr. Thrae has allows ultimate control in the creation of a new Earth-like planet. Unforeseen events due to different laws of Physics causes changes to all life on planet, including humans. A collision between the past and the present, Earth, and Planet Thrae, presents the possibility of an end to Earth and humankind. Facts become an illusion of what is thought with the past and present coexisting until and ultimate solution occurs.