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SIX NOVELS TO DINE OUT ON

TURKEY NOT BEES (2022) is the story of Megan who self-coaches, with the help of her boyfriend Chance, using Heidegger’s phenomenalism. Will they be able to passively resist De Bord’s spectacle, appearing as a takeover by the nanny state of health, sport, employment and individual performances?

ANIMAL FARM 2 (2021) is a satirical fiction sequel to George Orwell’s totalitarian expose’ of fascist totalitarianism. The story updates the pigs’ control of the farm animals, from the Cold War, during perestroika and in superpower climate manoeuvring. Will the pigs retain control?

TIME IS GOLD (2020) is the story of how Maxi will run in the 2032 Olympic marathon coached by her boyfriend Jack, a physics researcher who trains her to dilate time using Einstein’s Special relativity theory, in a psychological condition called flow. Will they succeed?

SHORT OF LOVE (2019) is a satirical fiction story of how when Vicki plays hard to get, Tom commodifies their love and arranges to delay closure with her until later when he will have more time for her. Will their unconventional relationship succeed?

PRESUMED DEAD (2018) is a crime fiction story in which Jane, a woman councillor, disappears from a hung parliament in which she is a lone independent with a decisive vote. Her councillor boyfriend Phillip conducts an unconventional forensic reconstruction, by a think tank which explores the roots of corruption. Will they find her and will she be alive?

THE GRASS IS ALWAYS BROWNER (2011) is speculative fiction about Australian society 250 years in the future, when the nation is a republic and indigenous Abajoe is Prime Minister. The population of Meannjin (Brisbane) has dispersed following famine, flooding and a religious civil war. Abajoe strives for national stability and trade with neighbouring Bhakaria. Will traditional Australian culture survive?

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SIX NOVEL IDEAS

Below is a brief description of each of my 6 titles available on Amazon.

Turkeys Not Bees

Two young people oppose a nanny state takeover of sport and health.

Animal Farm 2

Orwell’s satire (1945) continues into modern times, with the farm under totalitarian control by pigs and threatened by superpower climate change alarm.

Time is Gold

A runner trains to run in flow and dilating time as predicted by Einstein, confounding her critics.

Short of Love

An engineer grows impatient with an undecided girlfriend and tries to delay closure with a commodity trade, until they will be better matched, with unexpected and satirical consequences. 

Presumed Dead

A feisty woman politician holds the balance of power in a hung parliament. When she disappears, her partner leads a forensic reconstruction to find her.

The Grass is Always Browner

250 years in the future, Abajoe is the indigenous Prime Minister of Australia, with a gene for sharing with neighbours. He resolves religious conflict, eases immigration tension and brings peace to a nation transformed in many ways.

Reviews and excerpts are at: martinknox.com

A woman councillor stops partisan corruption.

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REDUCE UNNECESSARY CONSUMPTION OF ENERGY

Combustion, geothermal processes, hydro, solar and wind, all produce heat energy (or electricity), plus water vapour, plus carbon dioxide (some). All the heat energy, including that wasted, ends up eventually in the oceans, land, atmosphere or reradiated into space. Energy taken by hydro, solar and wind technologies and their waste, warm the Earth and are replaced from the Sun. Increase of heat energy, or entropy released, in all these processes, is sufficient to explain the reported global warming. 

Carbon dioxide is a mere 0.0042% of the atmospheric gases insulating the Earth from space. It does not act as a trace catalyst, like chlorofluorocarbon was explained to decompose ozone. Nor does it entrap infrared energy causing significant heating. To slow global warming, unnecessary energy consumption must be reduced. Part reduction replacing  carbon fuels with wind and solar would increase warming. 

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