Daniel Gibbins

Biography

I hope my writing inspires change. If you enjoy reading my art then please write a review to support the artist. If you donate then you are helping to bring an alternative social system into reality. We can lift each other from the mundane world of wage slavery onto a higher plane where the personal art of each person is valued. The world can be changed if we change it. Words are powerful because they enable us to create and share ideas which take on form and become reality. With very little effort, just a raising of consciousness we could change the world in which we live, change begins with perception, followed by interaction and a different reaction to the existing paradigm. But most of all change requires that more people recognise the oppressive nature of the system in which we live and choose to opt out.The purpose of my writing is to raise awareness of our complicity in maintaining a social system which supports a minority elite, trashes the environment and oppresses the majority. I opted out in 2003 and live a simplistic low tech life. My Degree in Peace Studies from the acclaimed Peace Department at the University of Bradford, UK brought about the necessary awareness to realise the actions I needed to take. I have now found a way to live which creates time and reduces my personal impact on other people and the environment too. I choose to live in small, semi- self sufficient dwellings. I adopted the term "Gypsea" to describe my personal life style choice, which has been based on boats and around the sea since 2003. Nomadism is a low impact way of living; moving allows the environment time to recover and nomads are inherently non-materialistic.The name "wildhope" under which I publish my books, refers to the potential for survival offered to us by the wilderness. It is only in a state of harmony with nature that humankind has a future.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
I read all kinds of books, often dystopian fiction, end of the world sci-fi. I also read alot on wild plants as foraging is a key skill which I enjoy learning.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Actually I use my laptop most of all.
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Where to find Daniel Gibbins online

Website: http://wildhope.info
Twitter: @_wildhope

Books

Freeology
You set the price! Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Essay » Political
All the issues which afflict people and the planet: climate change, pollution, inequality, conflict, oppression, lack of freedom, consumerism and capitalism, have but one solution; a return to the land and simplicity of life. 'Freeology' is a challenge to the corporations and governments who put profit before people and the environment. Download for Free! Donate if you enjoy. Review if you like!
Fruitopia
Price: $3.35 USD. Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Adventure & Adventurers, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection
Fruitopia is set in a parallel reality where the world has been affected by super-storms. Oscar, a young boy finds a door in the back of his mind through which he enters a parallel reality where the roads have been turned into cycle paths,and planted with fruit trees and herbs. There is no school, no work and time is Art. Oscar surfs everyday, forages for food and picks fruit in the bio-domes.
Jeff the Hedge - Landless Not Homeless
Price: $3.35 USD. Words: 9,800. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Inspirational
Jeff is a homeless man living rough on the streets, sleeping in doorways and begging for food. Life is a struggle, made worse by the endless harassment he gets from the homeless patrol brought in to clean up the image of the town. One day he finds a tent discarded beside a bin and leaves town. His life then becomes an unexpected journey of self discovery and understanding of society.
Urban Fox and the Wild Woods
You set the price! Words: 3,800. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
This story is set long after oil has run out and people have returned to living as tribal hunter gatherers. A wise elder narrates this story about a fox who lived in the cities surviving on food scraps he finds in the bins. He describes to the children (who have never seen a city), what life was like and takes them on an adventure as Urban Fox journeys to the Wild Woods.
Free Wi-Fi
You set the price! Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Ted was a computer technician when he became concerned about the health implications of Wi-Fi. Researching the effects led him to the conclusion that not only was Wi-Fi radiation unsafe in the human environment but it also had more sinister uses. Ted sets out on a journey to escape the effects and expose the truth. (Some strong language.) Please review and donate to support the artist.

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