A New Dark Age

A Reckoning

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Pub Date 27 Jan 2022 | Archive Date 31 Oct 2022

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For readers who appreciate Cormac McCarthy, Nicholas Matthieu & Margaret Atwood

When the collapsing began, in a system where scarcity was a commodity, there was always a need for the unemployed, the homeless and the hungry. When most people could no longer afford consumer goods, there were riots. The rulers called it an attack on democracy.

The riots were met with militarised, armoured police. With falling tax revenues, companies took over financing the police, so the police increasingly functioned as capitalism's own Praetorian Guard; sometimes supporting rival business leaders, sometimes bringing about their demise, and all the while living standards fell and the state started to crumble.

For Esme Sedgebrook, growing up in the provinces, there is no future other than an arranged marriage, motherhood, and domesticity, fleeing to join the uprising is as much about personal transformation as it is political.


For readers who appreciate Cormac McCarthy, Nicholas Matthieu & Margaret Atwood

When the collapsing began, in a system where scarcity was a commodity, there was always a need for the unemployed, the...


Advance Praise

“A dark vision of our coming future where the flickering glimmer of hope is the human capacity to form relationships and help each other. This is rebel fiction. Dystopian fiction. Speculative fiction.”

“A dark vision of our coming future where the flickering glimmer of hope is the human capacity to form relationships and help each other. This is rebel fiction. Dystopian fiction. Speculative...


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A remarkably lyrical and literate exposition of the Dystopia subsequent to economic collapse. Set in rural England (in the Fens), the settings and the processes of Society (or lack of same) vividly reminisces the first "Dark Ages," the Medieval period following the collapse of the Roman Empire until the Renaissance. The novel also clarifies clearly how human nature likely doesn't change in the face of Dystopia or Apocalypse, and it certainly doesn't improve.

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