The Grass is Always Browner – Speculative Fiction or Reality?


The Grass is Always Browner is a novel that starts conversations. This is a unique speculative fiction story about Australia in the future. If you haven’t bought your copy yet click this link to buy today BUY NOW!

Australia has four times more land area than neighbouring countries, with only one tenth of the population. Knox stretches forward the raw elements of Australian civilisation – territory, climate and  – to 250 years in the future, relating them to the populations of the two nations.

You must read this book and this is why:

“Martin Knox is the type of writer who knows how to tell a wonderful story and pose thought-provoking questions about life and the future. In his book The Grass is Always Browner, Knox has managed to craft a political thriller, a romance and an allegorical tale of one man’s prophetic journey towards enlightenment, all within the umbrella of a deeply satisfying work of speculative fiction. This is a novel to savour and Martin Knox is a writer to watch.” – Dr. Veny Armanno, Senior Lecturer in Writing at the University of Queensland, author of seven critically acclaimed novels and prize-winner of Qld Premier’s Literary Award for Best Fiction with Volcano in 2002.

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In the 23rd century, while campaigning for the nation’s highest political office, Abajoe falls in love with Siti, a political activist. Their tempestuous relationship rocks the nation. When his party loses government and is banned, he applies strategies used by Ghandi, Mao and Mandela. Under a tyrannical government, he is arrested and has to choose between having a brain altering punishment or sending to prison the woman he loves.

Abajoe’s life is taken up with leading Australians towards a devolved non-material lifestyle. He is an extraordinary messianic politician. His mutant genes give him a fresh take on lifestyle possibilities, regional relations and governance for Australia. He is a scientist whose ecumenical leadership unites a nation divided by religion. He changes the Australian constitution to take out political mayhem and require fair treatment of those adversely affected by technological developments.

The book can be read at four levels: as a romantic political thriller; as speculative fiction about Australian governance and immigration policy; as an allegory of the life of Jesus; or as a parody of Australia’s future relations with its neighbours.

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