The Between Times
What if we as a society took a cultural, social, and economic step backward? The Between Times is that rare book that will pull you into a dark world, and bring you to the brink of what could be. More
Marta Moran Bishop takes the reader through a possible future. Unlike Orwell’s, Animal Farm and 1984, or Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, The Between Times is not based on the government ‘Big Brother,’ but rather it is written using the recent ruling by the Supreme Court that corporations are people. In The Between Times, we are shown the possibility of a world where the poor are considered to be a beast of burden, good only for the labor they can produce or the war they can fight, to enable the war profiteers to make more money.
Poor women are only useful for breeding and considered to be property of men. There is no way for the poor, who are uneducated to move up the latter, and the middle class is gone.
In this short novel, The United States has taken a social, economic, and cultural step backwards, to a time when our world consisted of lords and serfs. The only thing that keeps those who are not in the ruling class of the elite, going is the belief in a prophecy, that one day a girl will be born who will have the ability to unite all kindred spirits past, present, and future, to bring change to the world.
A truly amazingly imaginative book.