Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #25: Mankind Limited by Scott Bailey


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme where we will showcase that one book we can't wait to hit the market!

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Title: Mankind Limited
Author: Scott Bailey
Publication Details: June 12, 2016
Genre: Sci-fi; Dystopian

Trapped. In a world where everything is measured and control pervades every area of life, four people begin to break down. Instead, they break through the walls of deceit and propaganda and into a world of revolution.

Each, in their way, vow to overthrow the established order. They embark on a journey against the forces arraigned against them, forces of state and self-doubt.

Ultimately their paths converge on a dangerous road and the discovery of an ancient secret.

On one level this is a story about how different people react the ever growing and relentless pressure of everyday oppression. It explores their journeys as they are broken and rebuilt and investigates their modes and motivations for rebelling.

At another level it is a critique on the darker side of capitalism and free markets and how that has driven us further and further away from the evolutionary advantage that gave us supremacy in the first place. It questions whether the human race has doomed itself or whether we still have the capacity to wrench ourselves from the track we have so tightly committed our society upon.

Okay, this book has just been released. Haha! With premises involving a political/social thought, Mankind Limited sounds like something I would really enjoy reading. I'm getting a 1984 (by George Orwell) vibe with this book, but with more action in it. I hope it will not disappoint. Smashwords actually offers a 15% sample of the book, so I'm going to have to look at that.

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What about you? What are you waiting on?

4 comments:

  1. Sounds really interesting ~ Hope you enjoy it!

    Renee My WOW

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  2. It sounds good but its not my kind of book. I hope you enjoy it, when you read it!
    Check out myWoW

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