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The American Testament

Release Date: 05/12/2020

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By the year 2084, after decades of ever-increasing political infighting, tensions have reached the boiling point in the United States. Politicians and pundits continue to one-up each other and seek ratings by generating the latest outrage. Years of hostile words have finally turned into actions as a series of tragic events tear the country in two.

America in 2084 is managed primarily as three districts. The creation of the districts was part of a national compromise to reorder society after the financial system could no longer support the federal debt. The novel follows characters on both sides of the conflict, similar to The Killer Angels and A Game of Thrones, to honestly share the contrasting motivations, hopes, and fears which is almost impossible to find today from any one source. Echoes from American history and haunting recycled characters from the Bible anchor an adrenaline-infused novel exploring 2019 issues in an age of advanced artificial intelligence and virtual reality.

Politics and technology in America are progressing dangerously toward a fire triangle of social justice, religion, and technology. Unless tangible cultural change is realized, we are on a suicidal trajectory toward a second civil war. The nation imploding is a testament to previous generations choosing to be divided.

about this author

Mr. Simon was born in Boston, grew up in Maine and Missouri, served active duty in the Navy, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Missouri Rolla with a degree in Mechanical Engineering before a career in the U.S. Government.

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