The Cabal – A Sci-fi novel of social intrigue

I felt I had to share this. I have just completed the second rewrite of this new Sci-fi novel. I then wrote this blurb for the back cover. All comments are gratefully received.

I’m going to catch my breath before looking to publish. Before I do I’d be glad of any feedback.

I don’t do space opera or action stuff. I work at exploring social situations. This novel is as relevant today as any book even though it’s based in the future.

I’ll put up some extracts for comment over the next few days.

Thank you!

The Cabal Blurb

It is the year 3960 of the System – a sprawling confederation of planets spanning hundreds of thousands of worlds.

Human beings have come a long way through space and time but nothing much changes.

This is a tale of war, political intrigue, greed, power and conspiracy.

The Cabal are a ruthless group of the wealthiest people that have ever lived. They have everything but they want more and are prepared to do anything to achieve their goal, even destroy worlds.

The President is equally selfish and greedy and is in their pay.

A young hacker is all that stands between the might of the evil establishment, who are busy plotting a war that would kill billions, and a brighter, fairer future.

 We are in such a mess and they really don’t give a shit! All they care about is power.

Johnson is demob happy and pratting about on jollies.

Sunak and Truss are fighting with each other over power and paying lip service to the looming catastrophe..

Meanwhile, we are all up shit-creek without a paddle.

Energy, food, petrol and rent is all escalating out of control and nobody is really dealing with it.

Where are the solutions?

Does anybody care?

The country is in an absolute mess and the Tories don’t give a fuck about ordinary people. The oil and power companies are making a killing. Bonuses are through the roof. Rich shareholders are raking it in. As far as Tories are concerned it’s all hunky dory. Until people stop voting for these greedy elitists it will continue.

We starve and freeze while the fat cats stuff millions in the Cayman Islands tax-free.

We are the gullible fools. The propaganda works.

Britain is entering a profound social emergency. Why is nobody acting like it? | John Harris | The Guardian