Mike Van Lear

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Mike Van Lear explores future consequences of an increasingly polarized society. The short fuse permeating American culture and politics is a theme in his writing. So too is a yearning one has for the peaceful, bucolic life. Science fiction is an underlying theme, offering his readers imaginative yet morally problematic possibilities of a better world. The manifestation of cultural and political tribalism is a notion Mike opposes yet seeks understanding of its seemingly unlimited capacity.

"Agitators," Mike’s first novel, pushes the boundaries of intolerance and its impact on friends and foes alike. Set in 2024, the approaching Presidential election pits xenophobic challenger, Earl “Dutch” Chapman, against embattled incumbent, Pr
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Mike Van Lear Creating my author brand. My first three blogs help readers understand the motivation behind Agitators. Check it out: https://mikevanlear.com/. I'll start the sequel to…moreCreating my author brand. My first three blogs help readers understand the motivation behind Agitators. Check it out: https://mikevanlear.com/. I'll start the sequel to Agitators in December 2018.(less)
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