The Book of Eadie
Volume One of the SEVENTEEN Trilogy
by Mark D. Diehl
Pub Date 04 Apr 2018
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Corporations control all of the world’s diminishing resources and all of its governments, dividing the world into two types of people: those who unquestioningly obey, and those who die. Most of the world’s seventeen billion humans are unconscious, perpetually serving their employers as part of massive brain trusts. The ecosystem has collapsed, naturally growing plants have been declared illegal, and everything from food to housing to medicines must be synthesized from secretions of genetically modified bacteria. Only corporate ambulatory workers can afford patented synthetic food, and non-corporates fight for survival in the city’s sprawling, grotesquely violent ghetto known only as the Zone. Nineteen year-old waitress Eadie challenges the hierarchy when she assists a bedraggled alcoholic known as the Prophet, drawing massive social-control machinery into play against her. The Prophet predicts she’s the general who will lead a revolution, and a few desperate souls start listening. How can she and her followers possibly prevail when she’s being hunted by a giant corporation and the Federal Angels it directs?
A Note From the Publisher
First Edition published 10/29/2013. Ebook available for $2.99.
The world is already controlled by multinational corporations, though many groups (like Occupy Wall Street, Anonymous, the 99 Percent, etc.) are attempting to challenge them. The SEVENTEEN Trilogy envisions how humanity itself will have to change if those groups fail in their mission. Contemporary humans are ill-suited to such an environment, and it is clear that in order to stay alive, we will have to evolve into a corporate species. This is the cautionary tale to which those groups will point when the uninitiated ask why they're fighting so hard.