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Jeremiah Hope Despite my pen name I am optimistic about the future and believe that people will find ways to live and thrive whatever happens. The sort of life…moreDespite my pen name I am optimistic about the future and believe that people will find ways to live and thrive whatever happens. The sort of life portrayed in many post-apocalyptic books and films, for example Blade Runner or Mad Max is not only de-humanising, but also practically impossible!
I asked myself what a post-apocalyptic world might really look like. A world where the majority of a generation died would not be able to support the specialist technologies and skills required to provide huge amounts of energy and maintain the current level of technology. We should revert to a style of living like that prior to the industrial revolution, with whatever technology the few surviving scientists and engineers could reconstruct. With many fewer people to feed and house this need not be a terrible world of privation and fear. People would reorganise their societies, with likely different views on justice and politics than are currently the norm.
The other factor in the event of an apocalyptic event or disease would be that people would turn to religion. This, I think, is natural when man's power to control has been overrun. Once religion becomes important in the wider society it inevitably becomes enmeshed in politics, for example the medieval Catholic church, or the Taleban in today's Afghanistan.
Thus I have set Renaissance in a post-plague England. The pandemic has wiped out 90% plus of the world's population over the previous century. This England is basically an agricultural economy with some, limited, early twentieth-century technology.
The religiously divided geography sketched out would be possible in that situation. The political and social changes that might happen create the opportunity for a small and intense world, where politics is essentially personal and familial. Different factions in a small group of people drive the fate of the whole country.
This background gives me an interesting canvas to build an action adventure thriller series, of which Renaissance is the first. I have been inspired in style by John Buchan, The 39 Steps is one of my favourite books.(less)
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Lots of work has been expended in the Hope world recently on expanding my social media connections. I have blogged before about how much I hate it, and that is still true. Mainly because I don’t like imposing on people, I don’t like jumping up and down to get people to look at me. I have found this makes selling books really difficult, so I have buckled down and got with the program. Hence my n...

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Not quote a traditional Jeeves and Wooster but the author manages the style very well in a new field. He has also exposed the essential problem of Wooster... not quite the blithering idiot he is meant to be!
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This is one of my 'periodic re-read' books, it has a wealth of ideas - the clue is in the title folks!
Peter Watson takes a fairly brisk gallop through the key discoveries and intellectual jumps of the human species in various corners of the world
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