Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood let alone believed by the masses. Plato.
Novel ideas in fiction stories for thinkers.
Animal Farm 2: totalitarianism, climate change, animal liberation.
Time is Gold: Einstein’s time dilation.
Short of Love: Love as an economic commodity experiment.
Presumed Dead: Crime reconstruction by Euler Walk.
The Grass is Always Browner: Malthus’ population control by disease, famine and war.
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This novel by Martin Knox is speculative fiction set 250 years in the future. Australia’s population has increased greatly by immigration from neighbouring countries. Its secular heritage is overrun by followers of Yamism. Democratic government is led by the Yabra family, an indigenous dynasty. They contend with climate change, famine, flooding, coal wars and civil war. This epic political thriller tells of generations of lives and loves in these future times, their perils and hopes.
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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?
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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The Grass Is Always Browner (2011) is a speculative fiction political thriller by Martin Knox.
Australia is the driest continent, with a population of 25 million. A thought experiment with a biological model predicts population 250 years in the future. The scenario has a secular Aboriginal prime minister, Abajoe, trying to stop sectarian conflict, civil insurrection and conflict with neighbours. He is in love with Siti, an Indonesian. Industry and the economy have collapsed following famine and a previously urban population has dispersed from coastal cities, to live on acreages for self-sufficiency. Cities are deserted and flooded by rising sea levels. The novel extrapolates credible future living conditions with sound science and innovation. This epic tale explores in detail a forecast of an arguably dystopian Australian future.