by Mark Cantrell on Nov.22, 2009, under SOURCES
Welcome To 'Broken Britain'
After austerity came prosperity and stability, but it was bought at a terrible price...
In a surveillance society blind where it matters most, a deadly conspiracy is ready to strike...
A dictatorial Prime Minister, confident of his grip on power, is about to discover the limits of his strength...
A security operative turned terrorist is all set to bring down the man he once helped to steal power...
Welcome to Britain, a nation bitterly divided between rich and poor, as it teeters on the edge of chaos...
And unemployed David Mills is caught in the middle, torn from the woman he loves and thrown in to a terrible struggle to survive…
He’s a ‘zero’, one of the destitute millions, a nobody, but he’s also the one man who might salvage some kind of freedom out of the ruins of the future...
No wonder the Prime Minister wants him dead...
A dark warning of the dangers of abandoning social justice, Citizen Zero creates a powerful amalgam of science fiction, political thriller and social satire to present a dystopian world born out of today's austerity.
The result is a compelling and powerful future shocker rooted firmly in the social landscape of today. The Boys From The Black Stuff meet The Matrix and joins forces with V For Vendetta to create a disturbing vision of tomorrow's Britain.
Are you ready for the future?
About The Author
A coffee-guzzling journalist turned novelist and occasional poet, Mark Cantrell lives and works by the weave of his words.
By day, he works for a media company in Manchester, England, where he writes about the social housing industry. It provides plenty of fuel to keep the old social conscience simmering.
The rest of the time, Mark chases the literary dream.
He is the author of two novels, a host of short stories, and a multitude of articles and thought-provoking essays. Over the years, his writings have appeared in a number of small press 'zines, websites, and multi-author collections.
His fictional work tends to fall into the realms of science fiction and fantasy, with a little macabre horror thrown in for good measure, but he's not averse to touching upon social and political themes too.
That's certainly true of Mark's first novel, the dystopian science fiction thriller, Citizen Zero (Indie release, 2010), but it's also there, twisted into the DNA, of his second, the macabre urban fantasy, Silas Morlock (Inspired Quill, 2013).
Born and bred in Bradford, Mark now lives in Stoke-on-Trent, though he remains proud of his Yorkshire heritage.
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