Sunday, April 29, 2018

The Phoenix Cycle by Bob Collopy #SciFi #Dystopian




The
Phoenix Cycle
by
Bob Collopy

Genre:
Dystopian


New
San Francisco is the last city standing on a world ravaged by storms
of ash and debris. The city survived by putting the ideals of the
American dream on steroids and inspiring its people to persevere,
though they have become ruthless in the process. Its citizens are
ruled by the General, who has made sure that his people understand
that gentleness and pity have become weaknesses that nature no longer
tolerates.


Now
Steve and Leslie must choose whether they will apply for the
General’s once in a lifetime opportunity to “Rise from the Ashes”
and join the Inner Circle that rules the city. If they don’t, they
will be damned to spend the rest of their lives in the ghettos of
Edingburg, a place where virtual reality has become a
government-subsidized addiction.

For
Steve, the choice is easy. His loyalties lie with the IRA, a
revolutionary army led by a voice only known as “Mom.” They are
trying to overthrow the General and free the people of New San
Francisco from the cruelties of the City Guard. Steve’s mission is
to broadcast a recording of a speech that a famous philosopher died
to tell. Many thousands have and will perish to get this message out,
but is anyone willing to listen?











Bob
Collopy was raised on southern values. A world of rigidity and blind
faith. He was then
moved
to Sedona. A near cultlike 
world,
grown from 1960's flower children. He was then moved
to
Scottsdale. A world of extreme wealth and vice. He then went to
college and joined a
fraternity
so notorious it was on national and world news multiple times.
Due
to these shifts, Bob always found himself the the semilucid 
observer;
constantly confused
and
adjusting to new and opposing sets of norms few cultures would ever
call normal or even
acceptable.
The
city Bob has created is a blending of these intense and opposing
cultures and the people
trying
to survive and conquer them.





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