Road to Nowhere
by Evan Shapiro
Genre: Cli-Fi (climate fiction), SciFi, Mystery, Thriller, Satire
Is humanity on a Road to Nowhere?
What forces are at play behind global warming and its threat to every
species? Is humanity irrevocably heading down a Road to Nowhere?
This near future page-turner, weaves conspiracy, murder, genius and love
into a fast-paced ride across the globe, through the absurd and beyond.
Patrick, Kirby, Ancient and Costas thrust us into the world of corporate
juggernaut, PetroSynth, where science, politics and corruption jostle
to determine our future. How can so much power over our planet be in
the hands of so few?
“This book is the stuff of modern mythology, an exciting adventure with
intricate personalities leaving the reader in a state of agitated
‘not knowing’ until the very end. Can we succeed (we are all in
this one together) or will the corporates and their minions win out
only to abandon the planet in crisis? A racy and worthwhile read
capturing the zeitgeist of our times.”
Ian Cohen – first Green MLC, NSW Parliament and Author of ‘Green Fire’
What makes this debut novel from Evan Shapiro a thoroughly engrossing read
is that it is hard to pigeon hole into any particular genre. Part
science fiction, thriller, mystery and romp. A fun and at times
gritty ride. It’s a page turner written with insight, irreverence and
is an apt observation of humanity’s capacity for suffering and
destruction, yet with potential to make a positive change.
‘Road To Nowhere’ gives us a thought-provoking glimpse into an
uncompromising future that brilliantly juxtaposes futuristic hedonism
with the bare fundamentals of human frailty.
The second of four children born to would-be bohemians, Evan grew up on a
diet of independent cinema, junk TV, Shakespeare and chocolate
biscuits. As a toddler he drank Dettol and shampoo and stuck forks
into power-points. Growing up he was often reminded by his family
that he was lucky to have survived past the age of five. While his
parents blamed him for being dangerously active and carelessly
inquisitive, he lays the responsibility squarely at their feet for
repeatedly leaving Dettol, shampoo and forks within his grasp.
He likes to define the resulting confusion from his upbringing as his
‘perspective’ which he now relentlessly channels into works of fiction.
These day’s he likes to prod people instead of power-points. He lives in
Sydney and divides his time between co-parenting, fixing his father’s
TV settings, changing his mother’s light bulbs, graphic design work,
writing and meditation. He claims to have found the secret to perfect
parenting, but as the answer is endless patience he’s not sure it’s
any use to anyone.
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