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Authors Seeking FREE Betas > The Forest - 70k-word dystopian sci-fi - any takers?

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James Gill (olddocbenway) | 1 comments Hi all,

I've just finished a 70k-word near-future dystopian novel and am keen to get your feedback on everything from language to character and plotting.

Themes: human genetic-modification, depopulation of the planet, governmental control.

I would appreciate any feedback.

What is it like to live in a genuine utopia? The decimated population of the year 3138 enjoy the fruits of genetic modification, microdosing, data-driven Philanthrocratic rule and ecological balance. They call themselves Homo Deus, but are they so different from their ancestors?

Despite endemic contentment, something is missing. 1,000 years ago humans had colonised the solar system in The Space Epoch, but planetary decline brought humanity back to earth with a bump. For all of their upgrades, Deus cannot seem to get back into space.

Determined to find the missing ingredient, the Global Philanthrocratic Council created The Forest: a valley-sized petri dish in which the only living Homo Sapiens live. These 89 pure humans and the secrets of their DNA hold the key to getting Deus back among the planets.

Inside this is a story of two people whose pursuit of a partner is rudely interrupted by an earth-shattering revelation that cannot be ignored. Or can it?

Please download the PDF from my Dropbox.

Thank you,

message 2: by James (new)

James | 29 comments Hi, James. My pen name is also James. Haha.

I also wrote a dystopian and can give you beta swap if you want. Email me if you're interested.

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