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AUSTRALIAN DISTANT FUTURE

ETHNICITY

The Grass is Always Browner is a fiction story by Martin Knox, author. Australia 250 years in the future is governed by an Indigenous dynasty, within a kinder and more scientific version of the current Westminster system of democracy. Youthful Abajoe is renowned for sharing his resources with others and eventually becomes Prime Minister. The story extrapolates trends from the early 21st century.

POPULATION

The protagonist Abajoe and Paula, his friend, experiment with cross-bred rossits, part rabbit and part possum, to discover the dynamics of human reproduction in adjacent territories where food and water supply are variable. The purpose is to identify, from experiments with the rossit model, human population limits in the distant future.

IMMIGRATION

Australia is secular whereas populous Bhakaria is a sectarian state with their religion Yamenism. The neighbours compete for living space and share resources with immigration and trade. 

CONFLICT 

The religious divide is a source of epic political conflict and civil war. Abajoe walks with his people on a long march of civil disobedience. He survives 15 years of imprisonment and torture, but returns to public life as an Elder, with his wife Siti as Prime Minister bringing peace. 

The story balances possible realities of disasters and conflict. The novel extrapolates trends from the early 21st century. It is ecumenical, apolitical and concerned with practical problems. The solutions are relevant today on a continent beset by uncertainties.

Available on Amazon: The Grass Is Always Browner By Martin Knox

Reviews: martinknox.com

LOVE CLOSURE DELAYED

Short of Love is a fiction novel by author Martin Knox, based on a true story of a couple’s romance, delayed by a series of obstacles. Tom meets Vicki at university, in the Beatles era and falls in love, but something happens that destroys trust and they are unable to connect on the same level. He tries to defer the relationship until later, when he satirically trades love in a commodity short. But his plan goes badly wrong. They remain friends and try again, but his emigration, career, brother, marriage and children get in the way. Will they get together? The epic story will keep you guessing until the last page.

Available on Amazon. Blog with reviews: martinknox.com 

PETROLEUM SQUANDERED

Saving of oil resources is required to supply future aviation, road vehicle and maritime fuel demands. The novel Short of Love is set in the international oil supply industry, with dramatic events from the Beatles Era to the Global Financial Crash. When oil is produced by flushing it out with water, about 70% remains in rock pores. Tom Archer is a petroleum engineer concerned about this waste and champions a new technology which could make better use of depleting petroleum resources in Canada, Australia’s Bass Strait and the UK’s North Sea. Tom’s sights are set on becoming CEO of his large oil company. His partner Vicki campaigns for his company to be more responsible. Will they succeed? The story is an epic tale of love conflicted by career aspirations based on true events.

Available Amazon. Reviews martinknox.com

LOVE TRADED SHORT 

Martin Knox’s novel Short of Love traces Tom’s and Patti’s relationship from a UK university in the Beatles era to recent times.

Tom’s priority is his career and when he meets Vicki he is distracted. 

When a relationship with her would be too demanding, he places her in a holding relationship with his flat mate, until later when she should become available on better terms, like in a commodity short? It is a solution that reveals his nerdy philosophical imagination.

He goes to work as an engineer in Canada and waits for terms with her to improve. He achieves a top management position and strives to connect with her, despite several accidents which keep them apart.

This is a fictional rendition based on a true story which reveals how love can have conditions that create difficult choices and unexpected consequences, revealing controversial ethics in the international petroleum industry.

Available on Amazon. Reviews: mertinknox.com  

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