Food for Thought

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If you can't afford food, do you give up and starve, or do you steal just to feed yourself? Or do you sign up for Agritecture's "Food for Thought" initiative, a program resulting from the government's allowance of privatized food stamp issuance? Do you allow a corporation to install nanomachines in your blood and your brain to harness your brain's electrical energy for their own gain, just to feed yourself when you have few other options?

And what becomes of those people who refuse to succumb to starvation, but also refuse to take part in a Machiavellian corporation's desire to reign supreme over the sources of human nourishment?

In Food for Thought, a collective of hackers and ecoterrorists find an exploit in Agritecture's plan, though in doing so manage to cause potentially irrevocable harm to themselves in the process, resulting in a climactic battle of the individuals' souls versus the oppression of the conglomerate.

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Jim Johanson began writing by the age of eight as he fostered an early affection for Stephen King novels, the stories of Redwall by Brian Jacques, and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. In Jim's third grade class, students were encouraged to write stories and read them in front of their classmates in a reading circle. Jim was banned from the circle after his teacher determined that his stories were too violent and adult-oriented for the other children.

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Jul 11, 2015
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