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Olddocbenway July 14, 2018 - 2:43am

Apologies if this is not the right place for this, but, I am asking anyone interested for their feedback on the first draft of my novel. 

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What is it like to live in a genuine utopia? The decimated population of the year 3138 enjoy the fruits of genetic modification, microdosing, data-driven Philanthrocratic rule and ecological balance. They call themselves Homo Deus, but are they so different from their ancestors?

Despite endemic contentment, something is missing. 1,000 years ago humans had colonised the solar system in The Space Epoch, but planetary decline brought humanity back to earth with a bump. For all of their upgrades, Deus cannot seem to get back into space.

Determined to find the missing ingredient, the Global Philanthrocratic Council created The Forest: a valley-sized petri dish in which the only living Homo Sapiens live. These 89 pure humans and the secrets of their DNA hold the key to getting Deus back among the planets.

Inside this is a story of two people whose pursuit of a partner is rudely interrupted by an earth-shattering revelation

that cannot be ignored. Or can it?

 

If you're interested, you can download a PDF from here

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kcu8fyzlhm1zxcf/The%20Forest%20-%20Beta%20Read...

 

I would love to know your feedback so I can begin work on the final draft. Let me know if you have any further queries or would like any more information. 

Many thanks, 

Gill (Norwich, UK)

 

PS: It also has a soundtrack you can download and play at the beginning of each chapter.