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A dystopian society on the brink of revolution; a population chipped, regulated and drugged into submission; an overpopulated planet defined by the One Mother, One Child policy... Into this world a baby is born: a child with the power to change everything.

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About Gordon Houghton

I was born in Blackburn, England in 1965. All of my novels are available as paperbacks from Amazon, in Kindle format from the Kindle Store, and various other ebook formats here. If you're into dark fantasy, The Apprentice is a good place to start; if you prefer dystopian SF, try Max; and if you arrived here because of my time as a reviewer, Game Boy might be your thing. Finally, if you enjoy any of my books, please take the time to leave a rating or a review: it makes me unreasonably happy to hear what people think.

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Review by: charlesrr on April 22, 2013 :
To echo the other review, this paints such a believable picture of the future that it's actually a little scary and makes you think hard about what's important right now. The ending was a little swift but only because I wanted it to go on forever.
(reviewed 63 days after purchase)
Review by: hkp on March 20, 2011 :
An imagined world which goes beyond Orwell and Wyndham, drawing inventively on the ways we sacrifice freedom for convenience. Are we already choosing to be controlled so we no longer need to think? By tearing off society’s sugar coating the author paints a future which is all about now. Incisive, intricate, chilling and moving. Highly recommended.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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