After catastrophic wars and the Meltdown, The Unity rules from its East Coast citadel, leaving the outlands to savages and its strangely altered plants. Providing free health care, employment, and ThiZ (the drug of any really civilized life), the Unity mandates retirement at forty before fatigue and error contaminate a culture of youth, innovation and vigor.
With liberating body implants, history’s finest democracy supervises every citizen for her/his/its own and the nation’s welfare. Seventeen-year-old Lieutenant Malila Chiu, is a veteran officer who, despite well-earned fame, finds her career in tatters. Vandalism at a distant station triggers her demotion. Facing denunciation ... or worse, Malila’s one option is to enter the outlands to repair the station herself. At first, the repairs go well.
Dropping from fatigue, she wakes to find a hideously ancient savage has murdered her platoon and now holds a knife at her throat, making her the ... Outland Exile.
“A powerful blend of post-apocalyptic fiction, science fiction and brass-knuckle social commentary ... Outland Exile ... is a towering tour de force of a novel ...
“Relentlessly visionary, thematically profound and impeccably edited, it is one of those rare stories that both entertains and enlightens.”– Blue Ink Reviews
“(T)his unique and entertaining dystopian adventure is full of well-drawn characters ... Boutwell has created his own version of the future ...” – James Burt of Forward Clarion
“Boutwell’s prose is sharp and efficient... creat(ing) an immersive world where provocative ideas propel a darkly satisfying adventure.” -- Kirkus Review
W. Clark Boutwell graduating from Northwestern University, he has taught and practiced medicine on four continents during the last forty-plus years. He continues to provide intensive care for infants and lives in Alabama with his wife. They have two grown children.
Long after the turn of the twenty-first century, water and oxygen are in short supply. With nearly all the natural resources depleted, a megacompany controls the insatiable demand for water and oxygen through its international desalination plants. But when the companys network administrator discovers someone is sending out classified security information about the plants, he has no idea that it is all part of a plot hatched by the Church of the Elect. Its leader, Shaul Eitan, is determined to carry out a plan to destroy all the desalination plants and, worse yet, to initiate a nuclear holocaust. Eitan wants nothing more than to destroy the human population forever. The Watchers have no choicethey must risk everything.
Chaos reigns in a future dystopian world as everyone wonders if the book of Enoch has foretold a truthful ending to the universe.
Roy Angelo, a professor at Providence, Rhode Islands Cohen Academy, and his beautiful girlfriend, Marissa Duvina, are unwillingly entangled in wars snare. Thomas Cohen, founder of Cohen Laboratories, struggles to make ends meet with his career and family life, but can he accomplish such a feat while simultaneously maintaining his undisclosed project? A hero is born, and a villain is spawned. During this time of global warfare, internal conflict emerges within the heart of Rhode Island, slowly dispersing across America. America faces two wars: a war of ideological differences and a war of monsters.
Does war ever truly spawn a victor, or does everybody lose? In this dystopian future, it is difficult to say. Join Roy Angelo on a journey of fleeting love, tragedy, action, and adventure. Soar alongside him, and partake in the epic tale of The Phantom and the Phoenix.
A timeless journey of self-discovery and enlightenment awaits. As Elliot will soon realize, his decisions affect not only himself, but also those he holds dearest to his heart. Along the way, alliances will be forged while others will shatter. He will uncover hidden truths about a corrupt class system, the pretext for a total disregard of human propriety, and wars long forgotten-eventually leading him to discover a radical revelation pertaining to the origins of mankind itself.
But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.