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The future struggle for Black emancipation
People are starving. Biogenetic adaptations are prevalent amongst the privileged—and the poor are being ground to a sharp and dangerous point.
These are stories of the leaders and the followers, the victims, heroes, and the everyday people caught in history's wake, chief among them Dr. Ezekiel Carter, a genius in his field who decides to offer genetic reparations to those being left behind.
In this world, what will become of the people at the fringes and more than that of humanity itself?
Honoured at the Carl Brandon Awards 2011.
"The history of class struggle and racial injustice collide with the future of bio-technology in a tale that offers a prescient view of where America may be headed. Ideas abound but never get in the way of the story. It's immediately engrossing and moves like a rocket."
Jeffrey Ford (Nebula Award winning author)
Thoughtful, precisely written, well-designed and powerful, Johnson's R/evolution is a book filled with likeable, admirable, 3-D characters (as well as some unpleasant ones). It's about the future struggle for Black emancipation, but while it plainly acknowledges the basic right of that desire, it draws attention to the flaws of extreme thinking, the quandaries that must be considered or else the cause be willfully misunderstood (and even when they are considered, it still is), and underscores how easily equality is ripped away from-or never even truly within the grasp-of those who have always been systematically and systemically oppressed. It's about classism and racism, systemised and individual. I loved it and I'm hungry for the next part, Evolution. If you want books that are truly meaningful, this one's for you.
Thoughtful, precisely written, well-designed and powerful, Johnson's R/evolution is an epic in a nutshell, a Tardis in a book.
The scope of this series of interconnected tales is nothing short of epic. A stylishly presented larger tale covering the state of the USA as it turns upon a near-future of decreasing resources and heavy social unrest. Thematically, this is not a frivolous book; it is politically driven with strong views on racial and social discrimination…
A novel about a future USA destroyed by brutal anti-Black racism, wealth inequality, lack of healthcare and climate change. So, barely SF at all, really.
This is a novella/ a series of interconnected stories about the war for reperations, race and class, and the role biogenetics could play in this. It's fantastic writing, super imaginative and has excellent pacing (it's like a page turner), too. Highly recommend!
R/evolution is a novella that takes different short sections on different characters to present a dystopic view of the future, where America has been subsumed by race and class problems and genetic engineering is the norm.
Tenea D. Johnson's science fiction series, exploring race, reparations, and technology in a near-future US.
Book 1 of 2
In the near-future US the struggle for survival pushes citizens to breaking point as relationships fracture along lines of class and race.
Book 2 of 2
Over a century after being gifted with exceptional genetic adaptations, William Woods still walks the earth, as strong and physically healthy as the day he was born. The country, however, is not so fortunate.
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Thoughtful, precisely written, well-designed and powerful, Johnson’s R/evolution is an epic in a nutshell, a Tardis in a book.Kevin Beynon
Looking for a book that's truly meaningful? R/evolution explores race, reparations, and technology in a near-future US science fiction opus.Kevin Beynon
£4.99 Book 2 of 2 in the Revolution series Exciting sequel to the near-future US epic. Over a century after being gifted with exceptional genetic adaptations, William Woods still walks the earth, as strong and physically healthy as the day he was born. The country, however, is not so fortunate.
£3.99 NecRomantic...? The family business is raising the dead; Ree has other ambitions. She's going to resurrect the ancient magic of shapeshifting, but might doom her necromantic hometown in the process.
£4.99 Dark and deeply unsettling... Gabrielle has deliberately made an innocuous and mundane life for herself. But 20 years after her one and only brilliant novel was published, her secrets are in danger of being exposed.
£2.99 Book 1 of 4 in the Fermi's Progress series Fresh, fun SF with a dark conceit. The Fermi is Earth’s first faster-than-light capable spaceship. It’s also its last. The moment the Fermi's engines engage, it unleashes a shockwave that vaporises entire planets, entire solar systems.
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