A Sci Fi Pocket Novel of Social Injustice, Redemption, and Betrayal

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  • (1888PressRelease) April 06, 2017 - Of Beasts and Men is a dystopian hard science fiction pocket-novel that deals with social injustices, the consequence of reckless genetic engineering, and clandestine politics; through the perspective of a privileged person.

    "A truth hidden for centuries.
    A society ripped apart.
    Mankind faces annihilation."

    Of Beasts and Men is the debut novel of Anike Kirsten; a story of social injustice and equilibrium. A break-through hard sci fi title of inequity, genetic manipulation, and cybernetic technology, from the perspective of an aggressor.

    A must-read in today's current socio-political affairs.

    "On a distant planet - where literature rules the economy, cybernetic technology flourishes, and one race oppresses the other - Gliese Libra, a Librarian of considerable influence, must find understanding and equilibrium, through conflicts of identity, interest, and existence, to save humanity from annihilation.

    Gliese is pulled into a war fought in the shadows, between humanity and its oppressors. Along with Albert Hollows, a human and forerunner for the Insurgency, Gliese uncovers truths of her race; truths of their planet and their biology.

    But nothing is ever as it seems."

    Discrimination and expectation affects us all on a day-to-day basis.Whether it's race, sex, gender, religion; we feel the brunt of the oppressed echoing through our society. Yet, there is little we do about it. There's always some sort of excuse that prevents us from getting directly involved. Perhaps, for some, the emotional stresses and guilt has too heavy a toll, or there really is no way to help in a manner one would think mattered in the big picture.

    Throughout the story, we find that Gliese endures many of these social issues, as well as the internal conflicts that stem from them. From two perspectives; victim and perpetrator, Gliese has to navigate through a storm of emotion and the conclusions that come with them, along with the justifications she imparts on her acts against and for social equity and equality. With the current state of affairs, one can easily relate with Gliese and the humans she ends up saving. It's interesting to see how far she would go to protect herself and her interests while attributing her actions toward the protection of society as she knew it.

    Out now in paperback and ebook at major retailers.
    Find out more: http://anikekirsten.com/titles/of-beasts-and-men

    About The Author:
    Anike Kirsten is a South African science-fiction author, who writes to highlight social issues that plague the world. Growing up in South Africa and experiencing these issues, she works to provide mediums through which readers can relate and find courage in.

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