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Joel Shepherd

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Joel Shepherd is an Australian science fiction author. He moved to Perth, Western Australia with his family when he was seven, where he later studied film and television arts at Curtin University. He now lives in Adelaide.

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I'm irredeemably fascinated by Nazi Germany, because it plays to my interest in psychology and politics, often generalised as 'sociology'. And, I think, because that period shatters the myth that modernity will automatically lead to morality and enli ...more
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An excellent illustration of power-hungry leaders attempting a surreptitious coup with murder, and military takeovers as the main means.
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"Loved it all the way though only a 4.5/5 but still it was consistently good enough though-out to round up to a 5 I feel. Great opening book to a new space opera."
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“You mean one human is good, but a hundred humans is bad?"

"Exactly. One human is just a person. A hundred humans make a society. And societies have kings, and religions and priests, and all these other things serrin completely fail to understand”
Joel Shepherd, Petrodor

“He said we're all going to die,'
'And what did you say?'
'I said that's why i'm here”
Joel Shepherd (Tracato), Tracato

“It is the way, isn't it? With humans and free thought. They only learn through terrible mistakes. Free thought does not make wisdom. Instead it creates enough space for men to commit terrible folly, from which the survivors learn through disaster.”
Joel Shepherd, Tracato

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