My A-Z theme this year is a guide to my trilogy of novels called ‘The State Trilogy’. Set in an unnamed island country known only as ‘The State’, in the imagined near future, the books follow the intertwining stories of a number of characters, principally a State police detective named Danny Samson and an assassin, Gabriella Marino, over a period of six years. It begins with the assassination of an elected official and spirals into revolution and civil war. Part political thriller, action story, war story and dystopian science fiction, the trilogy took three years to complete and the books are available to read now – you can find links to purchase them HERE
In The State Trilogy, ‘Y’ stands for:
Yesteryear: There were one or two things from the past, or our own present that I included in the books to link back to the future dystopia. One of the main ones was literature, or classic books. Gabriella collects these, a reminder that her father used to read them and read them to her. Most literature has been restricted by the State. Another is fine food, particularly real meat from animals, but this has become a delicacy that only the rich and powerful can enjoy. Similarly, I included some things like music, specifically opera, New Year celebrations, cars with steering wheels and a few others. All these things were designed to ground the future world in a bit of relatable reality for the reader. I thought it was important, as most good sci-fi and futuristic stories do, to include details that ground the created world in the real world, and many things, especially books and music, will be with us as long as humans are around.
Next up – Z is for: Zeb and Zhonghua Republic
All the entries in the A-Z of ‘The State Trilogy’ can be found HERE
The books are available from a wide selection of online retailers, including AMAZON
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