This novel is completed and ready to go to the editor.
Need a cover for it.
That makes the series done…sort of.
It could be open for a fourth story but it would push further into the sci-fi genre.
What’s wrong with that? Not much.
But one of the aspects of The Robespierre Effect is that it is traceable from our real life circumstances to the dystopia. I’ve always loved dystopia stories but always wished they had showed how we got there. This has been my attempt at that.
I will admit that I believe we are already living in a dystopia. So to me these are just stories to point this out.
So a fourth story would require one damned good plot and a lot of work to make sure that the connection between the dystopia in a fourth story and real world today would be clear. Actually sounds like a nice challenge now that I write it down.
Yep. It’s done and ready to go to the editor.
Need a cover for it, thematically similar to Book One.
It’s done, it’s back from final editing. Doing the last read.
Need to get the cover updated and then it’s ready to go.
It will be available for pre-order soon.
The long wait it over. A novel I started two years ago. Then put aside to write other things, then finished. I know, about damned time. I wrote a trilogy in the meantime.
Yep that is the cover.
Here’s the blurb:
Twenty years from now Earth is ending its long quarantine. This coincides with the death of Vizzie Campbell, the sole survivor of the Battle of Alice Springs and Earth’s last believer.
Over twenty years six billion people perish. 90% die in the first year. Vizzie Campbell is allowed to live out her fever-shortened life in isolation.
Two days from today Earth experiences a world-wide aurora. The next day a pandemic breaks out among believers. Driven by excruciating pain and blood lust they kill those of other faiths. As their victims die ‘the fevers’ experience spiritual bliss.
And so it begins.
Parker Lin is Earth’s trade negotiator and is excited by the alien technologies and the profound effect they will have. Teams of hundreds work back on Earth building models of future profitability.
Haafiz and Walid are picked up in East London on Day 2 of the virus and taken to the O2 Arena with tens of thousands of others. As the virus claims more victims, it becomes harder to keep the Sunni away from the Shia. All is going wrong and the only person with a plan is Mo, a cannabis dealer that attends a school for the gifted.
This is your future and it begins two days from now. Abandon the cities brothers and sisters.
This is a novel about atheists, free thinkers and leftists. You have been warned.
I hope it sounds good to you.
Took a long time to get this story right. The original story was almost twice as long as the 110K words where it ended. There is an entire story about a family caught up by the virus in Florida that I didn’t use. Had to choose whose stories to include and Mo insisted that I include his story at the O2 Arena in London.