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COMING SOON – DECEMBER 2021!

 

THE AMERICAN ENTROPY TRILOGY
A Long Day’s Journey in to Light

from FANLANDIA

A Cautionary Parable in III ACTS
(Available on Amazon.com in Kindle eBook and Trade Paperback in December 2021)

Preamble

“You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.”
– U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan.

The AMERICAN ENTROPY TRILOGY, is a series of three sequential novels:
AMERICAN AMNESIA         Book 1: 1900 – 2000
AMERICAN ALGORITHM   Book 2:  2000 – 2004
AMERICAN ANARCHY        Book 3:  2008 – 2024 Spring of 2022
Admittedly a literary primal scream, it is my hope that in  some small way I may have contributed to an awareness and better understanding of the tremendous positive potential of the internet for promoting socially beneficent innovation, and empowering and promulgating democratic ideals. 
But, that it must not go unsaid, it’s well past time to break the glass, sounding a shrill siren, warning  of the long-term pathological consequences of:
  • Existential global threat to humanity of widespread deliberate distortion of facts and disinformation promulgated on the essentially unregulated, uncurated internet through opaque social media algorithms and artificial intelligence;
  • Unregulated/unfettered corporate surveillance capitalism, aided, abetted and enabled by the U.S. Government;
  • Existential global threat of neo-liberalism/fascism to democratic forms of government;
  • Radical right nativistic nationalism and alarming rise of populism and domestic violent extremism in America; and
  • Anthropogenic Climate Change causing catastrophic Global Warming.

In AMERICAN ENTROPY, the term Entropy is used in the context of a measure of the disorder or randomness in a closed system, in particular the gradual, not necessarily inevitable, steady deterioration of a system or society to collapse.

The TRILOGY, through fictional depiction, attempts to remind and reinforce the lessons of history, replete with inspirational, courageous acts of heroism, oftentimes against great adversity including extraordinary personal sacrifice and physical harm, to advance the cause of freedom, justice and equality. 

While as a novel it strives to entertain, it’s primary raison d’ etre, frankly is to inform. It is inspired by the eternal literary verity:

Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.

– Albert Camus

So in someways, this is my Russian Novel—a dark, Slavic melancholy morality play, panoramic in scope with lots of characters over an ambitious time line. My contemporary take on Leo Tolstoy’s epic novel “War and Peace”…as may have been told by Mel Brooks.

Grandiose? Perhaps. Middlebrow? Probably. Pedantic? Sure. It’s a gift.

This is not a drill...

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