The Guardener's Tale

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The Guardener's Tale is a dystopian novel of the future in which everything is controlled and perfect. Unemployment does not exist. Stimulants and holograms enhance the sexual experience. One man learns that a subculture exists where one may avoid the trappings of the perfect society, but at a terrible price. The past is prologue in his future in this negative utopia. More

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Published by Alban Lake Publishing
Words: 80,010
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452455457
About Bruce Boston

Bruce Boston is the author of forty-five books and chapbooks, including the novel Stained Glass Rain and the best-of fiction collection Masque of Dreams. His work has appeared in hundreds of publications and received a number of awards, most notably, a Pushcart Prize, the Bram Stoker Award, the Asimov’s Readers’ Award, the Rhysling Award and the Grand Master Award of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. He lives in Ocala, Florida with his wife, writer-artist Marge Simon. Visit his website at

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Review by: Andrew Fontenelle on June 19, 2011 :
The “The Guardener's Tale” by Bruce Boston is set in a future where any deviation from what is considered the norm for a citizen, is punishable by ‘reprogramming’ or even death! Well written and with some very memorable characters. I enjoyed this book.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)

Review by: Bruce Boston on March 14, 2011 :
From the back cover:


"A gripping dystopia wickedly extrapolated from our present. Boston brings to bear his narrative genius on this noir tale of a love triangle in a society gone mad, probing the way technology and science alter our reality. Transcending genre, The Guardener's Tale combines suspense and breathtaking plot twists with macabre humor. Involving, compelling, a masterwork." --Mary Turzillo, author of An Old-Fashioned Martian Girl

"Brave New World. Fahrenheit 451. THX 1138. A Scanner Darkly. Bruce Boston's new novel, The Guardener's Tale, assumes its rightful place in this noble lineage of anti-authoritarian fables. His twisted love story between Rick Thorne and Josie Jimson is the perfect suspenseful armature on which to display some eternally perplexing ethical
quandaries. As inexorable as fate and twice as surprising, Boston's novel will resonate long after its final sentence carries the reader down the memory hole." --Paul Di Filippo, author of Shuteye for the Timebroker
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)

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