Category : Dystopian

Frenzship by Ray Glickman

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Frenzship is a science fiction dystopian novel by Ray Glickman.

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Imagine a world where people no longer choose their friends.

Two school friends, different in every respect, drift apart in search of themselves. One flits from dodgy deal to get-rich-quick scheme while the other fights for freedom and justice.

The psychosocial media app, frenzship, takes the world by storm, revolutionising the very meaning of friendship and propelling the old friends onto a collision course.

Is frenzship the reinvention of true friendship and meaningful relationships for the information age or a dangerous cult bending the minds of the young and impressionable?

The friends’ schoolboy pact is invoked. Will their friendship transcend the conflict? Does a mate come running no matter what?

Frenzship is another thought-provoking novel by Ray Glickman, WA Premier’s Award shortlisted author of Reality




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author Ray Glickman pictureToday we are all seemingly governed by our social media accounts. Researchers have recognised that the buzz we receive from likes and followers is akin to a drug rush. But what if it was taken even further?

frenzship heralds a new era of meaningful online relationships and is the next-generation of Facebook, a new form of ‘psychosocial’ media that reinvents the concept of friendship in the Information Age. But as with all new technology and interfaces, it is blamed for the deviant behaviour of some devotees.

frenzship is a punchy, provocative read. A psychological thriller that will make you question all you know about social media and how much you feed into it. In frenzship you’re encouraged to explore the mysterious, enduring nature of what makes true, real, physical connections and examines how this concept is evolving in times of disruptive technological change.

(Ray Glickman, May 2017)

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Ring Around the Rosy by W. B. Cushman

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Ring Around the Rosy is a  Dystopian YA adventure by W. B. Cushman.

 

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The sun has broken through the inevitable hole in the Earth’s atmosphere, and the only survivors are those underground during the event. Seven young people, led by a girl in a wheelchair, her nerdy high school attendant, and a boy with Down Syndrome, meet in the ruins of a private school in their hometown of Marion, Massachusetts. One finds a portable radio in a ruined basement, and the group hears the plea of the one station still broadcasting. “Please come to Rockport.” So begins a journey across the length of the state, in hopes of finding the one parent who may still be alive.




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Author Buddy Cushman pictureRosy is in her wheelchair, Matt is her nerdy attendant for the summer, Home Slice has Down Syndrome. They are underground in an aquarium when the sun burns through the Earth’s atmosphere and cooks the entire, 24-hour rolling planet. They make their way to the burned surface, miraculously find a way to keep Rosy’s chair charged and, after discovering their families and homes and everything they knew is gone, find their way to the ruins of a school in their hometown of Marion, Massachusetts. There they meet up with four younger boys, and when one of them discovers a still working portable radio in the ruins of a basement the group scans the dial and finds just one station still broadcasting – WANN in Rockport. That leads the group of seven on a journey across the state, and along the way they are joined by a family hiding in the underground Tube, and later, an alcoholic scientist who has given up on life. It’s just possible, they all come to believe, that one parent remains alive – in Rockport. This is a story of hope in a seemingly hopeless world, and faith – faith in each other, and , eventually, faith in miracles.

(W. B. Cushman, January 2017)

 

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Flight of the Owl by Donna Dechen Birdwell

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Flight of the Owl is the 3rd volume of the Recall Chronicles by Donna Dechen Birdwell.

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Civilization has collapsed. A pandemic has wiped out most of humanity. In the spring of 2127, Jonathan Swain—a backslid Buddhist monk and fugitive filmmaker—sets out in search of his grandfather’s archives, determined to discover the truth about the old man’s role in the disastrous world that was. Accompanied by a Hopi artist and a genius fifteen-year-old with a sketchy past, Jonathan’s quest takes him first to Dallas, Texas, and then to Costa Rica, where he learns that the future of humankind may depend on what he finds.




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author-donna-birdwell-pictureFlight of the Owl is the third—but not final—installment of the Recall Chronicles. (There are reasons why I didn’t want to call it a trilogy!) The main character here is Jenda’s brother Jonathan. We met him in Way of the Serpent, where we learned that he was on the lam from the corporate police because of a flick he’d made that offended the plutocracy. This book picks up about six months after the conclusion of Volume I and I don’t think it will be too much of a spoiler to admit it’s straight-up post apocalyptic. The story hinges on Jonathan’s determination to discover the role his grandfather played in the establishment of plutocratic rule. He returns to the old family estate in Costa Rica to investigate, while mulling over the missteps of his own life in the context of the demise of human civilization. What he uncovers is not what he expected.

The “owl” theme emerges in several ways. Jonathan’s Hopi companion, Dextra, still heeds her grandmother’s admonitions about owls as bearers of news (sometimes good, sometimes bad). And we learn that Jonathan’s troublesome flick was based on a Hindu legend about snake beings called “nagas” and their nemesis “garudas”, creatures ostensibly linked to the Eurasian eagle-owl. There are other references, but I don’t want to spoil the story! The “Recall” theme comes full circle in this one.

(Donna Dechen Birdwell, October 2016)

 

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Other Books in the Same Series

Way of the Serpent

 Shadow of the Hare

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