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Faction 9: A Novel of Revolution

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Meet Jack Tone. Thirty years old. Depressed and lonely. An information analyst in the sprawling Federal security bureaucracy. It’s the year 2041, and America is a country ruled by ruthless billionaires and war profiteers.

In Jack’s America, the aristocrats live in luxurious depravity, while regular citizens struggle for existence. And the politicians just smirk—all the way
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Kindle Edition, 482 pages
Published January 19th 2018 by James Firelocke
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Catherine Griffin
Mar 30, 2018 rated it liked it
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In a near future, dystopian America ruled by the corrupt super-rich elite, a government agent joins the rebels. Satirical science fiction.

This starts out as a satire on bureaucracy and security, with government agent Jack Tone dutifully trudging through his work. The satire is heavy-handed in places but amusing. Then it turns into a parody of dystopian science fiction as genetically-engineered monsters, a lost ancient civilisation of cat-people, threatening aliens, and a foaming-at-t
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Case Tatro
Jun 18, 2018 rated it liked it
I liked the book I thought the idea of corporations acquiring ultimate power was plausible and an interesting idea. In terms of making sense, this aspect is the only one that did. Humans changing into monsters, alien species forming the major conflict for this book diminished the degree to which I can comfortably say this book is science fiction and not fantasy. Not a bad book, it was entertaining and easy to read, but it did not live up to the expectations I had for it coming in.
Brock T.I.
Oct 26, 2019 rated it did not like it
DNF. The world of Faction 9 was interesting, but the world-building was told through large infodumps, not shown through the story. I felt the style of the prose was also grating to me, with an overreliance on adverbs and dialog tags. The novel could have been salvaged with a proper edit. Unfortunately, it didn't get one.
Tasha
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely loved this book! This is not a book for everyone (i.e. very liberal). If you have a great sense of humor, can see the irony in life and our choices and can keep an open mind, you will love this one.
Rich Fiege
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A great story. Hopefully there will be more set in this disturbing world. Disturbing because it's just an exaggeration of what's going on now.
Lauren Bourke
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Imagining, and hopefully exaggerating, a world in the far future where our current political climate has led to corporations that flagrantly control the government and steer our country's policies to result in maximum profit, the book focuses on those who still resist. The story is oh-so-scarily possible given the results of 2016 and the resulting chaos, but like all good dystopian novels, the story highlights those who refuse to succumb to the madness and try to rescue humans from themselves. O ...more
Dymphna
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm an avid reader of the Dystopian genre. Human nature and how societies (real or fictional) work is just a facination of mine. Reading the description of Faction 9 sounded like it was right up my alley because corporate run government dystopias have been particularly appealing to me as of late. I've been extrodinarily anxious about something out of my control and needed a distraction, so I picked up my Kindle with Faction 9 on it, curled up, and started reading. I honestly wasn't that fond of ...more
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James Firelocke worked as a wage-serf for a gigantic global technology company. Having escaped with his sanity mostly intact (but not entirely), he now writes and does freelance editing.

Firelocke is a radical supporter of local democracy and the absolute equality of all human beings. He believes we need a country whose political and economic leaders are not a pack of rich, self-serving, blitherin
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