John Keeble

Biography

John Keeble is an international journalist with thousands of published articles and photographs to his name. He left his last paid job at The Guardian in London 12 years ago and has spent his time giving media services to NGOs, non-profits and individuals to promote animal and social causes. This work includes writing, photography, and videography. His books are: Brothers, Lovers, Killers, a chase thriller set in his favourite places in Southeast Asia and southern England; Dying To Write, a good-natured parody of writers groups; and Automatically Better, an unconventional photography guide that focuses on the creation of meaning and impact. His TV movie, Shadow Trade, is an undercover investigation of the dog meat trade in Thailand, and his YouTube Channel (113 subscribers, 120,000 views) is Volunteer Media Asia. The author is a lifelong animal advocate, sometimes as a writer, sometimes as an activist. He is also a lifelong vegetarian/vegan. And a science fiction fan since the 1950s BBC radio series Journey Into Space frightened the life out of him as a child. He now lives in Cuenca, Ecuador.

Smashwords Interview

What is the story behind your latest book?
The story of Beyond Extinction goes right to the center of who I am. On the surface, it is a 'good, enjoyable read', full of interesting characters. Some, like Max, the Golden Retriever, are completely lovable; some like Alice and Jack are the challenged lovers facing moral dilemma after moral dilemma; some, like the artificial intelligence phone Spartacus, are outrageous and funny; and some, like Galen, are fascinating in their complexity of desires and limitations. Underlying all this is my horror of complete species domination of the natural world: my empathy with animals suffering at the hands of our species, and my alarm at the plundering and wrecking of our planet. If you like an easy read, Extinction is there for you... if you want to see what I see, be alert to the story threads commenting on our world today and warning of the kind of world that future generations could inherit.
What do your fans mean to you?
The word 'fans' is a little too egocentric for me. I prefer to see those reading my books or articles as people invited to share an interesting and stimulating journey.
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Books

Beyond Extinction - Even the Concept of Truth is a Lie
Price: Free! Words: 116,340. Language: American English. Published: January 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
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It's 2077 and the planet reels from human abuse. Investigative author Jack Janis and his golden retriever Max fall for Alice Algafari, an enigmatic researcher, as humans and genetically-evolved numans compete to survive. Alice, Jack and Max run for their lives when her boss ensnares them. A showdown between compassion and science erupts in Mesopotamia with Max as a key to shaping the future.

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