Michael R. Johnston

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Michael R. Johnston is a high school English teacher and writer living in Sacramento, California with his wife, daughter, and more cats than strictly necessary. He can be found at mjohnstonbooks.com and Twitter @MREJohnston

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Michael R. Johnston Keep writing. Keep dreaming. Read often and widely, and write what you love.
Michael R. Johnston I'm currently writing The Blood-Dimmed Tide, book 2 of The Remembrance War. It should come out around February 2020.
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"In The Widening Gyre, humans are a second class people under the Zhen Empire, they had been saved by the Zhen many many years ago and Earth’s location has been forgotten or lost.

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“You know its shape, since you have it. Give it up, and be paid. Or don’t—and be paid, hani, be paid then too.”
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“The heart of democracy is violence, Miss Tagwynn,” Esterbrook said. “In order to decide what to do, we take a count of everyone for and against it, and then do whatever the larger side wishes to do. We’re having a symbolic battle, its outcome decided by simple numbers. It saves us time and no end of trouble counting actual bodies—but don’t mistake it for anything but ritualized violence. And every few years, if the person we elected doesn’t do the job we wanted, we vote him out of office—we symbolically behead him and replace him with someone else. Again, without the actual pain and bloodshed, but acting out the ritual of violence nonetheless. It’s actually a very practical way of getting things done.”
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“You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.”
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