2043 A.D. by Edward M Wolfe

The Return of Big Brother

In the future, the government insists that everyone will be equal - or else!

2043 a.d.

A new government arises in a post-war America ravaged by civil war, biological, and nuclear attacks. With the population greatly reduced, but technology and infrastructure still intact, the Administrator reshapes the economic and social structure of the new America which arises from the ashes of the old.

Outdated and fault-ridden concepts like liberty and privacy are replaced with the progressive ideals of equality and security. Pairs of Equality Enforcement Corps officers patrol the streets, and EEC drones fly not too high above them. Violent criminals are deemed irredeemable and are exiled.

By the year 2043, the next goal is to identify currently law-abiding young citizens who have the potential of becoming the criminals and sociopaths of tomorrow. Dr. Fielding of the Department of Equal Opportunity believes that if they can be identified, they can be fixed. He starts with four teenagers...

Genre: FICTION / Dystopian

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic

Language: English

Keywords: civil war, future, equality, dystopia, tech tyranny

Word Count: 81886

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Sample text:

He pulled the paperback out and read the last page of the story again, enjoying it in silence this time. He found it easy to slip back into the feeling of being in the alien world. He closed the book and wished he could live on another planet, or have an exciting and adventurous life like the people in books always had. He’d even settle for peace and quiet somewhere on his own planet, away from all of the mindless zombies.

The bell rang. He was late for class, but didn’t care. What difference did it make? If he just walked away from the school and never came back – what difference would it make? He wasn’t really learning anything useful anyway. School seemed like nothing more than a way to warehouse kids while their parents were at work. It kept them busy and gave them a chance to practice being brainless robots before moving on to real life where being superficial, dispassionate, and up-to-date on everything that didn’t matter could make or break your career.

He dropped his cigarette and snuffed it out under a black sneaker before finishing the long walk to his next class. Since he’d never make it to another planet, and was stuck on one populated mainly by stupid and useless people, all he could do was visit other planets in his mind. This served a dual purpose. It kept him entertained, and for much of the time, he was oblivious to his pointless real life.

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Already translated. Translated by Sébastien Rodriguez
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Sebastien was absolutely great to work with and I highly recommend him. He was friendly, conscientious, dedicated to excellence, and always stayed in touch and asked questions to make sure he got things right.

Idioms and slang can be very difficult to translate, and Sebastien was tireless in working to be sure that the translation of unusual phrases would be conveyed in the best way possible to French readers.

I have other books in progress and hope Sebastien will be available when the time comes for them to be translated into French.
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