Prisoner Noodle Church doesn't mind working in Freedom Incorporated. Yet refusal to call it freedom lands Noodle in Freedom Inc.’s medium-security ward where day-wardens pressure him to reveal work at night. And when Noodle exercises his right to remain silent, because living in Freedom is easier that way, super-wardens take the hero for interrogation.
A beacon of freedom in day and night wardens’ bi-polar war for power, Noodle is moved to high-security but before getting locked-up in a super-max facility wardens offer a deal. Noodle can work in Freedom’s low-security ward if he pleads insanity then testifies clandestine security caught pursuing were a figment of his imagination.
Noodle refuses to call this freedom! Night-shift wardens try murdering him then day-shift wardens place Noodle in solitary confinement. From here his character writes the prisoners of Freedom Incorporated, asking for freedom to lead without bombs, bullets, powders, or policemen.
Cosmo Starlight, humanist and naturalist, began writing after conceiving Church, The Television Show. That original web series depicts Noodle Church leading up to the character’s incarceration and it’s currently available free using any HTML reading device. Starlight’s debut novel Freedom Incorporated contrasts freedom versus power. The author’s lens is dichotomy of positive and negative; in all themes of Starlight’s work that is applied to include economics, political organization, metaphysics, and alternate history. This author’s subjects are governments, markets, community networks, the people and more.
Starlight’s sequel narrative to Freedom Incorporated, bearing its name, Freedom Afrika is titled after that continent renowned for freedom and adventure plus their associated dangers. Novel Freedom Afrika follows protagonist Noodle Church after his escape from Freedom Incorporated, prison.
Author Cosmo Starlight strongly believes societies united in opposition to weaponized conflict shine as beacons of freedom that lead Earth and suggests forging mechanisms preserving justice advance discord into the bedrock those are built upon. He resides in remote terrain but pops up once per year to publish. When idle, Starlight relates basic human values to signifying cultures which predate centuries of Western history. This author’s objective is to discover universal truth. He hopes that truth will unite the world as one.
Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok.
In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki—son of a giant—blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.
Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose, these gods emerge with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.