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This unique fiction from Martin Knox should be read by every Australian. Imagine what our country could be like. This may be speculative but what if it became our reality? The only way to ponder this is to read the book.

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Martin Knox stretches forward the raw elements of Australian civilisation: territory, climate and resources, to 250 years in the future, relating them to its populous neighbour Bhakaria. The political situation is tense as the Messianic Aboriginal Prime Minister strives to renew a moribund political party from within. His ban on immigration is opposed by his lover in a tempestuous romance. His ban is also opposed by his political adversary, who gains government, outlaws his party and plans for free immigration. He leads a growing rebel following in an epic struggle to achieve a new lifestyle, with a dramatic climax.

The scene is set in Meannjin, an almost deserted and flooded city. Most of the population has dispersed to self-sufficient rural communes after a century of wars over coal and famine. They are governed by a tiny national government, headed by an Aboriginal dynasty. Abajoe has a rare genetic mutation for sharing and his vision is to unite the devolved and diversified nation by usurping politics and religion by science. He predicts Australia’s relationship with Bhakaria by experimenting with a genetically modified animal, the rossit.

He becomes Prime Minister at age 30. In a referendum, he adds a fourth pillar to the Constitution: devolved planning tribunals. They require developers to compensate losers and favour living in religious or spiritual communes. But he is opposed by a leader in favour of immigration from Bhakaria, which has a state religion: Yamism. Ecumenical in outlook, Abajoe’s struggle avoids a religious civil war. His rebellion reuses strategies of Mandela, Mao, Ghandi and others. He overcomes obstacles that become increasingly daunting until the tragic climax, when he has to choose between erasure of his vision and freeing from prison the woman he loves.

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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.

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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.

The Grass is Always Browner has been released


The eagerly awaited release of The Grass is Always Browner has happened today. This speculative fiction novel is a unique story about Australia in the future.

Australia has four times more land area than neighbouring Bhakaria, with only one tenth of the population. Knox stretches forward the raw elements of Australian civilisation – territory, climate and resources – 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.

Buy the book at: Zeus Publications

The Grass is Always Browner


 

Just click here to buy The Grass is Always Browner.

The Grass is Always Browner is published by Zeus Publications.

ISBN: 978-1-921731-69-3

RRP: $38.95

Political Speculative Fiction

BUY THE BOOK:

The Grass is Always Browner