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2044: The Problem Isn't Big Brother. It's Big Brother, Inc.

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2044" starts where George Orwell's 1984 left off. The problem isn't Big Brother and the leviathan government. It's Big Brother, Inc., and the all-powerful marketplace. In "2044," engineer Malcolm Moore discovers a cheap, easy way to take the salt out of seawater. Fresh water is scarce enough right now; by the year 2044, people will die and countries will go to war for ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published April 27th 2009 by iUniverse
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Arthur Gershman
Nov 22, 2012 Arthur Gershman rated it it was amazing
2044 owes much to Orwell's 1984. Allusions abound. Eric's first novel is an attempt to warn us all of the dangers we face from The Corporation, Big Brother, which seems to control all commerce in this brave new world.
The main characters are Malcolm, a worker in corporate America, Jessica, a lawyer who becomes Malcolm's girlfriend, David, Jessica;s young son, and a mysterious corporate leader, Jackson. Malcolm's revolt against the water grabbing Big Brother results in ... But that would be spoili
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Ian
Aug 03, 2013 Ian rated it did not like it
I was on the line between one and two stars for this one, as it is fairly poorly written, the plot drags, and the overall premise really just doesn't work like you'd expect it's going to. In the end, I ended up going with one star, as I just can't think of a single person I know who would enjoy reading this book (and I know quite a few people who like dystopian and anti-corporation fiction), and in addition, the book's attempt to ride 1984´s coatails could not be less warranted. 1.4 stars, ...more
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Nov 17, 2009 C F rated it really liked it
In his book Democracy, Inc. leading political scientist Sheldon Wolin coined the phrase "inverted totalitarianism" to describe today's system: one in which economic institutions dominate the political system, restricting the freedom of the rest of us.

2044 takes this premise and plots it out as sci-fi. The central battle is the one that we are watching grow into the battle of our time: the control of water.

Diane
May 03, 2015 Diane rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
I really liked this. It touches on some very scary and yet realistic points of our society. In fact a little too realistic. Eric, were you watching me working? Well done. Please write another one.
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If you love Orwell's 1984, you have to read this one!
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Eric Lotke has cooked in five-star restaurants and flushed every toilet in the Washington D.C. jail. He has filed headline lawsuits and published headline research on crime, prisons and sex offenses. His latest book, Making Manna, is an uplifting tale of triumph over economic and criminal injustice.




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