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Faction 9: A Novel of Revolution

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  18 ratings  ·  11 reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 482 pages
Published January 19th 2018 by James Firelocke
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William J Gallagher
Dec 29, 2019 rated it did not like it

Could have been written in a frat house by a bunch or beer swilling (like most of the characters did most of the time) frat brothers overusing a thesaurus due to a lack of vocabulary. You might like this book if you are afflicted by the disease called liberalism and enjoy outlandish political parody and satire. Bernie Sanders and the Squad would make this their bible.
Richard McHugh
Mar 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
A new type of fiction from Amazon

This book almost got a quick toss back to Amazon; the first 30 pages made me so confused about the plot. Don't give up on this book. It's a different approach to the shoot-em-up novels currently popular today. THe good guys are not known until halfway through the book 'cause everybody seems to have a hidden agenda. Stick to it, though. It's a fun ride. Hope this author keeps writing.
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. ...more
Mar 05, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, utter-duds
Easy to review. This sucks. No question. Written by someone who tried inventing a story to push a political agenda, and boring readers to tears in the process with inane writing. At least Chuck Wendig can do the story and his agenda together, this book does neither. Avoid at all costs. Actually, it might appeal to some Bernie Sanders bootlickers, that's about it. ...more
Michelle Quigley
Jul 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It's a witty, irreverent tale of the coming Corporateocracy with some hilarious characters. A must read, especially for sci-fi lovers.

Michelle Q.
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. ...more
Lauren Bourke
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: giveaway-wins, own
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
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
Catherine Griffin
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-the-mouth vil
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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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