New Speculative Fiction Series Questions the Future of our Freedom and Gives Voice to a Disillusioned Generation

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Australian Indie Author J. K. Bowden receives five-star reviews for his first release, 'New Beginnings'. The novel is the first in an action-packed series which raises troubling questions about the future of humanity, technology, and freedom.

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I wanted to write something that would make people reflect on the world and where it is going. But I also wanted to write an edge-of-your seat thriller that readers won't want to put down. I think I've managed to do both.

Five years in the making, J. K. Bowden's speculative fiction series 'Bioweapon' is raising the questions to which a whole generation seeks answers. The young author has achieved this through a 1984-like dystopian vision of the future, feeding on current science to fuel his imaginings. Now, with his first novel 'New Beginnings' receiving acclaim for both its thrilling, action-packed plot and the terrifying undercurrents which form its vivid social commentary, Bowden is preparing for the next installment to be released later this year, entitled: Deliverance.

"I wanted to write something that would make people reflect on the world and where it is going." The author states, "But I also wanted to write an edge-of-your seat thriller that readers won't want to put down. I think I've managed to do both."

The reviews so far seem to match this sentiment, with readers on Amazon and Goodreads rating it a consistent five-stars and commenting repeatedly on the relevance of the political and sociological undertones. The series depicts an illuminati-like faction which controls the civilised world through microchip technology and the internet. One comment on Goodreads stated "It is not a read for the feint hearted... if you do not want to be challenged regarding the direction society is taking today, if you do not want to think where such possibilities may lead, then do not bother to read this book."

And this is certainly the case, with both books speculating on many confronting themes including human-cybernetics, gene-splicing, neuroscience and advanced military technology, and even spirituality. Bowden states that "Even as I was imagining them these sciences were coming to life all around me. Especially since I tried to base even the most futuristic devices and concepts in current science."

A professional review from fan-site Fantascize commends the socio-political commentary, stating that "Bowden creates an all too plausible future which utilizes pressing issues such as climate change, global disarmament, a desensitizing media, and consumerism, treating each as the real problems they are, but then twisting their resolution into something even more threatening."

With many fans now eagerly awaiting the next installment in the series, Bowden is again hard at work editing, and promises that the wait will be worth it for all those who been hooked by ‘Bioweapon: New Beginnings’. For those who have not yet read it, the first novel is available via Bowden’s website, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble in ebook, soft and hardcover formats. Find out why readers say this book "successfully captures an entire generation's dissatisfaction with current society and its institutions..." and "from start to finish action-packed and irresistible."

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