The Secret Executive Orders, written by Richard A. Stevens, is an extraordinary science-fiction novel. From conception to presentation it appears flawless, gripping, enlightening. Perfectly paced from paragraph to chapter, the book kept dragging me away from far more pressing matters. Let them wait. This is five-star writing. The Secret Executive Orders is a blockbuster of suspense, surprise, and love, and it will win awards if entered into contests. More important, perhaps, Richard Stephens should quickly gather a tribe of loyal followers, myself included. — Temple Emmet Williams, a former editor of The Reader’s Digest.