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IS SOCIALITY PROMOTED BY THE SPECTACLE?

I am releasing my new fiction novel: Turkeys Not Bees. It explores a near future of capitalism and totalitarianism controlling human evolution.

The story tells how two young people take on the establishment when their sport and then their health are threatened by emerging totalitarian control. 

Chance wants to apply his physics training in his job and resists being coerced to run in the hamster wheel of meaningless work and futile consumption. Analogous to Nietzsche’s camel, lion and child, he wants autonomy. Returning to university he meets a champion athlete also doing a PhD, in psychology. He encourages her to coach herself and with Heidegger’s phenomenology she investigates her lived experience of pole vaulting. She improves using Mihaly’s ‘flow’, a psychological condition of optimal achievement.

The Athletics Association, pursuing a policy of levelling outcomes for profit, ban her from using flow. The couple resist. 

At the Olympic Games they both catch Covid. The subsequent restrictions on them are oppressive and they join with others in a campaign of non-violent civil disobedience.

Reviewed by

David P Jones – Philosophy Student

August 12th 2022

My blog: martinknox.com

STORY OF OUR TIMES

I am releasing my latest novel fiction Turkeys not Bees.

The story tells how two young people take on the establishment when their sport and then their health are threatened by emerging totalitarian control. 

Chance wants to apply his physics training in his job and resists being coerced to run in the hamster wheel of meaningless work and futile consumption. Analogous to Nietzsche’s camel, lion and child, he wants autonomy. Returning to university he meets a champion athlete also doing a PhD, in psychology. He encourages her to coach herself and with Heidegger’s phenomenology she investigates her lived experience of pole vaulting. She improves using Mihaly’s ‘flow’, a psychological condition of optimal achievement.

The Athletics Association, pursuing a policy of levelling outcomes for profit, ban her from using flow. The couple resist. 

At the Olympic Games they both catch Covid. The subsequent restrictions on them are oppressive and they join with others in a campaign of non-violent civil disobedience.

Reviewed by

David P Jones

August 12th 2022

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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SHORT OF LOVE

This book is a page-turning biofiction spanning decades from Beatlemania oil to international oil industry hegemony. Tom wants Vicki, but she plays hard to get and he puts her aside for later. He is diverted by a relationship with someone else, by having children and by an ambitious career as a CEO overseas. Events don’t work out the way he plans, but after the children have left home, he tries to revive his relationship with Vicki. Will he be able to get back with her? Short of Love is a novel that satirises dealing in love as a commodity short, with insights into a relationship where a man tries to reduce his vulnerability to love that adversely affects his career. This is an action-packed story in the UK, Canada and Africa with ethical and humanitarian dilemmas.

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