CROSSPOSTED WITH: http://blog.buzzflash.com/contributors/3011 \ First Published Fri, 02/19/2010
Is the Stage Being Set for Fascism?
Stewart’s latest novel hailed as a unique and profound portrait of the search for meaning in an universe that refuses to give clear answers.
Latest news for The Fifth Sun (ISBN-13: 978-0984026364)
As of December 25, 2013 Lightning Source, a division of Ingram, has begun distribution of our title THE FIFTH SUN, by Gaither Stewart. The Amazon.com (USA), Barnes & Noble and other online distributors’ pages are currently being populated with the book’s metadata. International outlets in Britain, Germany, France, Italy, India and other countries are expected to follow suit in January 2014.
Interview with Gaither Stewart about his Novel: The Fifth Sun
By JP Miller
JPM: The Fifth Sun seems to be a literary departure for you. It is a very modern novel but at the same time there is something timeless about it. The action begins in Rome and moves to New York and Mexico City. After your work on the Europe trilogy, you have again gone back to America and its dichotomies. Did you have some unfinished business with your past that informed this new novel?
Steven Jonas’ revised edition of his classic, The 15% Solution, How the Republican Right Took Control of the US, 1981-2022, a futuristic novel outlining in detail how the Christian fundamentalist right could take over the reins of the US government has just entered main distribution through Amazon (US, France, Germany). The tip sheet reads:
Written as “true fiction” The 15% Solution focuses on the threat of fascism, “American style,” posed now by Christian fundamentalism operating within the confines of the Republican party. The book shows how theocratic authoritarianism can be gradually introduced into any country, even the “world’s greatest democracy,” behind a façade of Constitutional legality, no less. As a “dystopic future history” it follows in the tradition established by its major forebears: Jack London’s The Iron Heel and Sinclair Lewis’ It Can’t Happen Here. Dr. Jonas’ book, based on what the Republican Christian Right has already told us they will do as they gather more and more power, may, sadly, well prove to be correct. That is unless the U.S. people wake up to what is happening all around them and do something about it before it is too late.
By Paul Carline, Associate Editor, The Greanville Post
“To Empire, with Love”
It’s said there are few safer bets in Hollywood than a Bond film.The latest offering in the extremely lucrative Bond franchise – “Skyfall” – has already broken box-office records, taking some $87.8 million in its first weekend in the USA, and easily covering its $200 million production costs in the first two weeks. So far, the Eon Productions series has grossed $4,910,000,000 (over $12,360,000,000 when adjusted for inflation) worldwide, making it the second highest grossing film series after “Harry Potter”.
In a world in which active compassion for our fellow humans was the norm, would such extravagances be tolerated? A question at least worth asking. But I’ll leave it open. I’m going to tackle the simpler question as to whether anything of consequence lies below the surface of the seemingly harmless escapism of the 007 movies, and in particular “Skyfall”.
Gaither Stewart’s espionage novel on Russian encirclement and US military bases on sale worldwide
NEW YORK LILY PAD ROLL, Gaither Stewart’s second volume in the EUROPE TRILOGY is now in wide distribution on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s, and scores of other vendors in Europe, North America and other regional markets. The current edition is only available in English, but discussions are being held with potential publishers in Argentina, Russia and China. A French edition is also being planned.
The book has been warmly received by critics who compare it favorably with the works of Ludlum, le Carré and Greene, all masters of the political/espionage genre. Pad Roll develops further the materila first introduced
An American’s probe into the secret world of US military bases spreading east from the Balkans, Lily Pad Roll is also an exploration of 21st century post-Soviet Eastern Europe. Stewart’s characters, grappling with problems of time, memory and exile, are often fractured souls seeking a centre for themselves in a geopolitical world in turmoil. Stewart marshals his engaging cast with consummate skill to offer a fresh perspective on the war on terror, unraveling layer after layer the deceits concealed in the imposition of “democracy” on a recalcitrant world.
The book is being distributed by Lightning Source/Ingram.
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