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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

SUPERPOWER ALLEGORY SEQUEL

Orwell’s 1945 novel Animal Farm tells how the animals revolt, drive the farmer out and run the farm as an animal collective. In this satire, the pigs takeover the farm, mirroring the totalitarian state after the Russian Revolution in 1917-1923.

Animal Farm 2 by author Martin Knox, continues the satire, set on Caruba Island, updating geopolitical events with the Cold War, re-emergence of the Russian state, Animal Liberation and Climate Change. The animals speak English and debate science as they critically evaluate superpower manoeuvring from their position as workers. This is a humorous and imaginative story, with enlightened views of global events.

Novel available from Amazon. Reviews: martinknox.com

SETTINGS FOR NOVEL IDEAS

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?

Reviews and excerpts see: martinknox.com

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?

Information: martinknox.com

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