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Five novels by Martin Knox are listed on Amazon.

ANIMAL FARM 2

Continuing George Orwell’s story Animal Farm (1945) the animals discover coal on the farm and the pigs enslave them as miners. The animals want liberation and they get paid for their work. They contest superpower climate science they realize is illogical and threatens their living conditions. Will the animals achieve liberation?

TIME IS GOLD

Maxi Fleet is a high school student who is an outstanding and ambitious distance runner. Her physics home tutor adapts Einstein’s theory of relativity and coaches her to run in dilated time and ‘in flow’ against elite runners. Will she achieve her goal of the World marathon record?

SHORT OF LOVE

Tom and Vicki meet when they are students at Liverpool University in the Beatles era. Their relationship is disrupted by misunderstandings and they live apart in different countries. Will they be united by their opposition to scandalous trading in petroleum by a government in Africa?

PRESUMED DEAD

Jane Kenwood is a feisty independent councillor for Alexandra city. When she tries to stop a casino development, she disappears and her friend Dr Phillip Keene, an innovative forensic scientist, leads the search for her and her abductors. Will they be in time to find her alive?

THE GRASS IS ALWAYS BROWNER

250 years in the future, Australia has a young indigenous Prime Minister: Abajoe. He and his partner Siti hold the nation together when it is threatened by population growth in neighbouring Bhakaria, with pressure to accept immigrants, religious division, famine and floods. Will the government be brought down?

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FIVE NOVEL IDEAS FROM MARTIN KNOX

ANIMAL FARM 2

Do the animals find operation of the farm by superpower climate science is reasonable?

TIME IS GOLD

Could a marathon be won by a runner who internalises Einstein’s Special Relativity?

SHORT OF LOVE

Could being in love have vulnerability that prevents trust?

PRESUMED DEAD

Could a crime be reconstructed conclusively without confession or lucky guesswork?

THE GRASS IS ALWAYS BROWNER

Could Australia in the future have public policy issues decided scientifically?

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CLIMATE STRATEGIES DO NOT CONVERGE

Stopping production of fossil fuels has been imagined to prevent global warming and simultaneously prevent depletion of energy supplies. It won’t.

Global warming can be reduced by putting into the atmosphere less heat energy from fossil fuels, solar, wind and hydro. Atmospheric warming from traces of greenhouse gases, more than by other gases, has been refuted. A shifted climate science paradigm is explained in my novel Animal Farm 2, a sequel to Orwell’s Animal Farm satirising totalitarianism. Global warming by thermal emissions, or solar changes, is more likely than by carbon dioxide.

The other strategy is to reduce depletion of energy resources. Extracting and using fossil fuels more efficiently is possible. Other energy: solar, wind, hydro and wood also cause heat emissions and need to be reduced, because they cause more warming than fossil fuel energy and are more costly. In my novel Short of Love, wasteful extraction of petroleum resources in Canada and other countries has a solution. Coal has been depleted in some European countries but Australia has large resources available to supply export demand for possibly thousands of years into the future. There is no need to stop coal production in Australia that could supply the world. Books available from Amazon.

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AUSTRALIAN REPUBLIC POSSIBLE?

In the past, partisan conflict in Australian has been quelled by constitutional intercession of the nation’s monarch resident in the UK, Queen Elizabeth. In my futuristic novel The Grass is Always Browner, it is speculated that secular government of Australia in the year 2250 would have come under the democratic control of members of an Indigenous Dynasty, who are traditional custodians of the land. Vicki and Abajoe’s epic love story is action-packed with scenes that extrapolate recent social, religious, economic and technological themes. Issues of regional security, drought, population growth, immigration, food supply, climate change and political rivalry are explored. This is speculative fiction that will get you thinking about what could lie ahead for this land as it considers an alternative head of government.

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