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COMMENT: Stasi In Their Eyes

Posted by Mark Cantrell on April 4, 2014 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Smile, Iain Duncan Smith is watching you

You might not be signing on today; you might be getting ready to go to work, but the Secretary of State for Work & Pensions has got his eye on you all the same, writes Mark Cantrell

 In the tail end ye...

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CITIZEN ZERO: Reliving The History

Posted by Mark Cantrell on March 15, 2014 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Living the origins

A million stories feed into the world created for CITIZEN ZERO, trickling into this dystopian fantasy future like tears of woe.

 

Som...

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CITIZEN ZERO: A Taste Of The Living Prequel

Posted by Mark Cantrell on January 19, 2014 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Into the world of Citizen Zero

Snapshots of a dystopian novel's real life 'prequel'

Today's age of austerity has all the hallmarks of the backstory I had in my head when writing

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BLOG: Oh, The Censorship Of It All!

Posted by Mark Cantrell on October 15, 2013 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Caught in the crossfire

Well, here's a thing. My novel CITIZEN ZERO, and several of my other works, has found itself 'censored'. I wish I could say it was personal, even politi...

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CITIZEN ZERO: Living The Prequel

Posted by Mark Cantrell on March 29, 2013 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

The future is what we make it

Every novel has a 'backstory', an idea of what came before the opening page; the dystopian science fiction thriller Citizen Zero is no different, only we appear to be living through its history right now. That's ...

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CITIZEN ZERO: Creating a Divided Britain

Posted by Mark Cantrell on March 1, 2013 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Austerity sets the scene for a

disturbing vision of the future

Taken from the old CITIZEN ZERO

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CITIZEN ZERO: Fortifying The Social Divide

Posted by Mark Cantrell on June 11, 2012 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (0)

We are all enemies

of the State now

In a society fractured by a gulf between rich and poor, the preservation of the ruling elites' profits, powers and privileges can no longer rely on the conventional democratic mechanis...

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CITIZEN ZERO: The First Chapter (Sample)

Posted by Mark Cantrell on March 24, 2012 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

CHAPTER 1:

Beggars Can't Be Choosers

HE was being watched again. As soon as he arrived at the bus stop the camera turned to stare.


Mills sighed despondently and tried not to think about it. Such thoughts only made him...

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