A gunship rose sluggishly. Its engines whined with the struggle to overcome the burden of clinging bodies. Guns barked. Zeros fell, only to be replaced by more. Finally the gunship toppled over. Blades shattered as they struck the ground. The fuselage crumpled. The fuel tank ruptured.
The explosion thumped into his chest like an invisible fist. The mechanical carcass burned with a stinging heat, even from that distance. He began to tremble. The zeros swarmed towards him. The last gunship took off and hovered to provide support.
“They can’t do this,” he said in shock. “They’re zeros... they can’t do this to us...”
Nobody paid any attention. Chief cradled the PM in his arms; his face screwed up with genuine anguish. The PM moaned, isolated from the world around him.
A dystopian glimpse at a future born in an age of austerity and political uncertainty, CITIZEN ZERO is a gripping social satire that exposes our deepest fears, and presents a grave warning to any society that abandons the pursuit of social justice. The novel presents a grim future of a society broken by austerity. It blends the stark social commentary of ‘The Boys From The Blackstuff’, the millennial anarcho-chic of ‘The Matrix’, and the uncompromising force of ‘V for Vendetta’ into one devastating portrayal of tomorrow’s Britain…
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