Tuesday, July 28, 2009

New Orwellian novel: 2084: Mars, a New World, self-published by Robert A. Kaiser

Robert A. Kaiser, a retired chemical engineer who worked for many years on both civilian and government nuclear projects, self-published 2084: Mars, a New World (March 2009), his second novel, earlier this year through AuthorHouse. An Orwellian novel about a family that survives a Korean nuclear attack on California and eventually forms a revolutionary group to overthrow a totalitarian government on Mars in the year 2084, here’s a description from Amazon.com:

The book is a modern version of George Orwell's novel 1984 projected 100 years into the future. It was originally intended to be a sequel to the author’s first book but soon developed into a science fiction novel. A worldwide planetary system of government has come to power to assure that deviant forms of terrorism no longer exist. Emphasizing strict adherence to governing council regulations prohibiting citizen dissent, it soon becomes a militaristic, totalitarian society requiring dedication to the "common good" with little respect for individual rights. Although mankind has established colonies on the moon and the planet Mars, society is still coping with what appears to be the eternal struggle for freedom. It takes the rugged pioneering spirit of the inhabitants of Mars to incite a revolution that will eventually result in the reemergence of original democratic ideals.

You can read an excerpt from Chapter 1 of 2084: Mars, a New World on Robert A. Kaiser’s website, or purchase the novel through Amazon.

1 comment:

Sharon E. Dreyer said...

Very good article! Thanks for the information and the link to Chapter 1. I'll have to add this one to my to be read list. Check out my first and recently released novel, Long Journey to Rneadal. This exciting tale is a romantic action adventure in space and is more about the characters than the technology.