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Prometheus

In January 2014, it was reported by The New York Times and other mainstream media outlets that America’s National Security Agency (NSA) uses secret technology to remotely input and alter data on computers worldwide – even when targeted PC’s or laptops are not connected to the Internet. This suppressed technology, which uses radio frequencies to spy on computers, only came to the public’s attention due to leaked NSA documents from former agency contractor-turned whistleblower Edward Snowden.

This begs the question: Is it a regular occurrence for governments, intelligence agencies and the military to withhold scientific breakthroughs from the public?

If so, how many other suppressed inventions exist in the world’s ironclad vaults of power?

And what if most of the technologies readers and cinemagoers are presented with in bestselling books and blockbuster movies are not science fiction, but science fact? What if they currently exist on the planet, but are suppressed from the masses?

 

They all wore neuromagnetic helmets. These would stay on their heads until morning. The orphans understood the device they wore was an example of the almost infinite number of scientific breakthroughs made by the military and secret organizations – breakthroughs the public were never privy to.The Orphan Factory

 

Imagine for a moment a reality where all the technologies that futurists have predicted have already been invented and are currently being used by a privileged few.

There have been numerous reports of scientific inventions that never saw the light of day even though they were perfected and ready to go on the market. Rumors of these radical inventions date back to the post-Industrial Revolution period in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, and have persisted right up to and including the present day.

Were a documentary film ever to be produced based on the conspiratorial history of suppressed technologies, the individuals featured would include everyone from inventors who either suddenly died, went missing or faded into obscurity, to tech investors who were mysteriously thwarted to scientists who lost their patents without receiving any valid explanation.

 

A covert civilization

If such technologies do exist, that would likely confirm there is a Splinter Civilization that secretly and autonomously resides on our planet right now. Such a group’s membership would probably be a combination of high-ranking military personnel, senior intelligence agents as well as shadowy government figures and many of the global elite already named or alluded to in previous chapters. Although all citizens of various nations and speaking different languages, they would be united by the common goal of attaining mass power, or a New World Order.

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Is the New World Order already here?

Because of its almost infinite sources of funding – mostly derived from black ops appropriations – this Splinter Civilization would have in its possession technologies that would make a layman’s mind boggle. The covert civilization would use inconceivable, stealth-like weaponry to wage quiet wars on vulnerable nations. Such weaponry could even facilitate alteration of the weather and the creation of so-called acts of nature.

And of course, contractors commissioned by faceless middlemen employed by the shadowy members of this splinter group would, one way or another, silence any investigative reporters or citizen journalists who come close to uncovering evidence of its existence.

Sounds like a theory we should reserve for one of our future movies or novels?

You’d be right, except for one important point. Many of these suppressed technologies have been reported by former engineers and other employees of the Military Industrial Complex. And the list of whistleblowers is an extensive and impressive one that dates back decades.

Based on the reports of those same whistleblowers, it appears suppression of scientific technologies is done for various reasons. Sometimes it’s about governments wanting to achieve or maintain superior military might. Other times it’s for financial reasons.

Few would deny it’s in the interests of corporations that financially benefit from current technologies to block newer, more advanced technologies ever reaching the marketplace. Though immoral, that would make good business sense as it’s an unwritten rule that corporations squash competitors and quash competition.

In the course of writing The Orphan Trilogy, we researched numerous scientific inventions rumored to exist somewhere in the world right now. Covering the entire history of suppressed science would require a whole book rather than this single chapter. Therefore, we will focus only on several rumored technologies, albeit ones that potentially hold great significance for humanity.

 

The Electric Magician

Most secret technologies are rumored to be based on the works of the brilliant Croatian-born Serbian-American scientist Nikola Tesla (1856-1943). An inventor, physicist and electrical engineer, he is surely history’s most underrated scientist. In fact, when researching suppressed science, it often seems as if all roads lead back to the man who was nicknamed the Electric Magician. To attempt to verify the Splinter Civilization’s existence and ultimately understand its nature, we all must first comprehend what Tesla achieved in his eventful lifetime, including his tragic last few years.

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Nikola Tesla…aka the Electric Magician.

In terms of official science, he is probably best known for designing the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system as well as his theoretical work used in the invention of radio communication. He’s also referred to by many as the godfather of wireless technology, having first demonstrated wireless energy transmission in 1891.

After migrating to the US, Tesla worked for light bulb inventor Thomas Edison and fellow inventor George Westinghouse before branching out on his own. He began conducting more radical experiments involving remote-controlled devices, artificial lightning and thunder, early X-Ray testing, robotics, electric cars and lasers, and he even investigated whether it was possible to collect vast amounts of energy from the earth’s atmosphere.

As revolutionary as Tesla’s known inventions and experiments sound, it’s his long-rumored suppressed inventions that have spawned countless conspiracy theories. Claims surrounding him include everything from perfecting free-energy technologies to being responsible for the mysterious 1908 Tunguska explosion in Siberia.

Tesla’s high-frequency power experiments are also said to be the scientific foundations of HAARP, a controversial military-funded research program. (Read more on HAARP later in this chapter).

During his later years, between the First and Second World Wars, Tesla worked on a directed-energy weapon (DEW) he called a teleforce gun. 21st Century researchers now refer to this device as the Tesla Death Ray. Many believe it was stolen and used by the military; and many believe it remains in use today – possibly in a more advanced form.

The Tesla Death Ray…stolen?

As per one of his theses currently stored in the Nikola Tesla Museum, in Belgrade, Serbia, the inventor described his DEW device as being a “superweapon that would put an end to all war.” He also said it could stop fleets of airplanes and entire armies dead in their tracks.

Tesla claimed he was spied on by the US War Department as well as agencies of the Soviet Union and various European nations as a result of this fantastical invention. Decades later, Tesla’s Death Ray and other works were referenced in a weapon patent taken out by Columbia Universty and MIT-educated physicist Dr. Bernard Eastlund.

As much of Tesla’s material is no longer available to the public, it’s impossible to prove or disprove his most radical science. Certainly his overall career is barely studied at learning institutions today and he is not held in the same high regard as scientists like Newton or Einstein. This despite Tesla obtaining approximately 300 patents worldwide for his inventions of such diverse things as alternating current generators, fluorescent lights, exotic power systems and even flying machines.

Whatever the case, there’s enough evidence to conclude Tesla was hounded by the energy power brokers – Edison and American financier J.P. Morgan in particular – of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. These figures recognized Tesla’s technologies as a serious threat to their financial empires and, in Edison’s case, to his scientific legacy as well.

When Tesla died in 1943, the US Government confiscated all his research material and immediately classified much of it. However, in recent years, through the Freedom of Information Act, some of that research has been declassified, leading to a resurgence of interest in Tesla.

Various independent investigators and freelance scientists claim they can identify irrefutable connections between Tesla’s inventions and the most advanced technologies used by the military today.

 

“As an eminent pioneer in the realm of high frequency currents… I congratulate you on the great successes of your life’s work.” –Albert Einstein, from a letter to Tesla for his 75th birthday in 1931.

 

Free energy ain’t free, baby!

As mentioned, there can be numerous reasons for suppressing inventions or discoveries. But financial gain is likely to be top of the heap. And few scientific breakthroughs could bankrupt large corporations like free-energy technologies would.

The Quest to Free Up Free Energy  | In5D.comIn a nutshell, this conspiracy theory suggests technologies have already been invented to provide for all the world’s energy needs for free. Some of these suppressed inventions are apparently capable of generating their own power seemingly out of nothing. Quantum vacuum zero point energy is one example. Other devices are said to have the ability to extract energy from pre-existing reservoirs in nature.

Perpetual energy is a viable technology conspiracy theorists tell us, but unfortunately, it seems, there’s also a perpetual war against it. For as long as energy companies exist, they will never allow such inventions to reach the public. After all, these technologies would decimate the oil, gas, electricity, nuclear and automobile industries overnight.

This theory asserts that by propagating the lie that expensive energy systems are the only options available, big corporations are able to control one of the planet’s most lucrative fields.

Electrical engineer Thomas Henry Moray (1892-1974) claimed to have developed a working device for extracting free electricity from what he termed radiant energy waves of the atmosphere. He called his invention the Moray Valve and stated it was an effective extractor of an inexhaustible energy source. The scientific establishment immediately dismissed the device as a hoax. However, Moray claimed he received death threats and was even shot at in an effort to prevent his free-energy technology ever seeing the light of day.

Dr. Eugene Mallove was an MIT and Harvard-educated scientist, cold fusion advocate and publisher/editor of Infinite Energy magazine. He also founded the New Energy Foundation. Mallove’s 1991 book Fire from Ice: Searching for the Truth Behind the Cold Fusion Furor outlined the science he believe proved the existence of cold fusion, a hypothetical free energy source derived from nuclear reactions. In particular, the book detailed a controversial experiment conducted in the late 1980’s by one of the world’s eminent electrochemists, Martin Fleischmann, and his partner Stanley Pons. Mallove believed the pair had invented an apparatus that successfully replicated cold fusion on several occasions.

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Fire from Ice asserts that the results of the experiment and the apparatus had been suppressed. As a result, Mallove was ridiculed by mainstream physicists and lost his credibility in scientific circles. In 2004, he was killed at one of his residences in Connecticut. A decade of court proceedings followed in a complex murder trial that finally wrapped up late 2013. The judge ruled his death the result of a botched robbery. Cold fusion devotees however, claimed Mallove’s death was all part of a conspiracy to silence him and bury cold fusion technologies.

Interrelated with free-energy are theories that very cheap energy is also possible. Dirt cheap, in fact. For example, there are various conspiracies dating back to the 1920’s surrounding light bulb technology. Some investigators believe that leading corporations suppressed long-lasting light bulbs, forcing customers to regularly replace bulbs.

In 1972, Texan bulldozer-driver Richard Clem claimed to have invented a vegetable-oil turbine capable of traveling 115,000 miles on only eight gallons of chip fat. Ford Motors immediately threatened to sue Clem for installing his engine in his Ford Falcon.

Richard Clem tops up a car’s engine with Crisco vegetable-oil fuel in 1972.

As he attracted more press coverage for his invention, Clem reported he’d received death threats. He refused to yield to pressure and vowed to get his prototype engine out into the world. However, Clem died of a heart attack shortly thereafter. His family believe he was murdered.

In the 1990’s, reports began to surface in Japan that an engineer had developed a magnetic motor engine that powered itself. The inventor’s name was Teruo Kawai and he reportedly had his device verified as workable by Hitachi engineers. However, Kawai claims Yakuza gangsters then threatened him and his associates, forcing them to relinquish the technology.

This brings us back to Nikola Tesla. As stated earlier in this chapter, many investigators have suggested he invented and perfected radical energy devices that could have provided free-energy to the entire world. These investigators also say the world’s ongoing energy crisis is a total fabrication and that the problem was actually solved a century ago by Tesla.

Judging by the man’s character at least, creating a non-profit energy device doesn’t seem out of the question as Tesla was known to be a pure scientist disinterested in financial matters. Besides raising enough cash to fund his ambitious experiments, he had no record of chasing or making profits. By all accounts, he cared more about the world at large and wanted to use his scientific genius to benefit humanity. In fact, everything he did had some element of a social cause about it. As Tesla once wrote, “The desire that guides me in all I do is the desire to harness the forces of nature to the service of mankind.”

In the early 1900’s, American industrialist J.P. Morgan financed Tesla to construct a tower that would transmit wireless communications across the Atlantic. This experimentinvolved research into the Earth’s ionosphere at a facility called Wardenclyffe, in Shoreham, New York. It entailed using the Wardenclyffe tower to employ naturally occurring frequencies to transmit data like voice messages, images and text. However, the experiments took Tesla in unexpected directions and many researchers believe he discovered and then harnessed a free, universal supply of energy from the ionosphere.

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Wardenclyffe tower as it looked in 1902.

 

The inventor had apparently not only found a way to extract electricity, but also to rebroadcast this electricity wirelessly to neighboring towns. Besides being free, he deemed it to be a safe, renewable and clean form of electricity.

Tesla’s mission suddenly shifted and he became obsessed with perfecting this newfound free-energy technology. His goal was to get it out to the world to empower individuals everywhere.

The Electric Magician expected J.P. Morgan would share his desire to assist Mankind with this incredible scientific discovery. He was grossly mistaken.

When J.P. Morgan was informed of Wardenclyffe’s potential to harness an almost limitless amount of energy and freely broadcast it to anyone in the world, he realized it would damage his own electricity empire. As a result, the industrialist instantly terminated all of Tesla’s funding. This effectively shut down the project as Tesla had lost his primary funder.

 

“Humanity is not yet sufficiently advanced to be willingly led by the discoverer’s keen searching sense. But who knows? Perhaps it is better in this present world of ours that a revolutionary idea or invention instead of being helped and patted, be hampered and ill-treated in its adolescence – by want of means, by selfish interest, pedantry, stupidity and ignorance; that it be attacked and stifled; that it pass through bitter trials and tribulations, through the strife of commercial existence. So do we get our light. So all that was great in the past was ridiculed, condemned, combated, suppressed – only to emerge all the more powerfully, all the more triumphantly from the struggle.” –Nikola Tesla

 

The saga of the electric car

Believe it or not, electric and hybrid technologies for motor vehicles have existed since the early to mid-19th Century. Hungarian engineer and priest Ányos Jedlik has been attributed by many as designing the first electric motor in 1828. Jedlik invented a small model car that was powered by his motor.

However, the world’s first recognized electric motorized vehicle, a locomotive that used electromagnets and a battery, was constructed by American inventor Thomas Davenport, in Vermont, in 1835. Around this same period, other inventors built basic electric vehicles and demonstrated them in public all over the world.

By the 1880’s, the first practical electric cars were invented. European governments, including those of France and the UK, agreed to provide support and infrastructure to the electric car market. This enabled early automobile manufacturers to mass produce such vehicles.Soon, electric cars were being driven by consumers Europe-wide.

By the 1890’s, electric vehicles hit the US market and proved to be very popular with American motor enthusiasts. In New York City, in 1897, a fleet of electric, battery-powered taxi cabs took New Yorkers around the city’s streets. The cabs were nicknamed hummingbirds because of the eerie humming sound they made.

In 1899, a Belgian-built, futuristic, rocket-shaped electric racing car called La Jamais Contente set a world record for land speed, traveling at 66 miles per hour. The vehicle remains on display at an automobile museum in Compiègne, France.

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Ferdinand Porsche’s electric car…launched in 1900. 

By the early 20th Century, electric cars were becoming even more popular than gasoline-powered cars. For example, of all the automobiles in New York, Boston and Chicago in 1900, one third of them were fully electric while less than one fifth were powered by gasoline – the remainder being steam-powered.

So what the hell happened to the electric car? we hear you ask.

It’s a valid question, for how can we have landed on the Moon in the intervening century or so that has elapsed since electric cars first become popular, and yet not have fully mastered this comparatively basic technology?

And speaking of the Moon, the first manned vehicle to drive on its surface was ironically an electric vehicle, the Lunar Rover, which was originally used in 1971 during the Apollo 15 mission.

Conventional wisdom says battery life and vehicle speeds are the problems that prevent electric cars being more widely sold. Conversely, many independent investigators have suggested electric cars were, and continue to be, quashed by bigger entities for monetary reasons.

If the electric car is another example of suppressed technology then oil corporations are the obvious culprits. After all, oil companies are known to purchase nearly all patents on proven efficient battery technology. Many argue this is to guarantee motor vehicle owners remain dependent on oil.

Besides the oil industry, other potential collaborators in this conspiracy include the US Government and its military – both of whom are commonly acknowledged to have major interests in the oil business. It’s conceivable they could have conspired to kill off electric cars or any other technology that avoids continued dependency on gasoline. Even more so when you consider war is big business and oil fuels – both figuratively and literally – many a war. This would probably hold true for the governments and military regimes of Britain, Russia and many other nations.

The conspiracy theory of bigger players crushing electric car inventions gained mainstream awareness in 2006 with the theatrical release of Sony’s documentary film Who Killed the Electric Car? It was notably produced by Hollywood producer/screenwriter Dean Devlin, who has a history of making conspiracy-themed films such as Independence Day, Universal Soldier and Stargate. Interviewees and apparent believers in the film’s explicit suppression theory included Martin Sheen, Mel Gibson and Ralph Nader.

Who Killed the Electric Car? chronicles the release and eventual destruction of General Motors’ EV1, a battery electric vehicle that was tested on the market in the mid-1990’s. The film rather convincingly argues that the oil industry, in collusion with automobile manufacturers and the US government, prevented the mass public from being given a chance to purchase the EV1.

Nikola Tesla claimed to have invented a highly efficient electric motor that contained rotating magnetic fields. Like most of Tesla’s more radical inventions, his version of an electric car was never made available to the public. However, his discovery of the rotating magnetic field was eventually utilized for various modern electromechanical technologies such as generators and induction motors.

Twenty-first Century Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors is one of the more innovative companies producing electric cars. Their name, as you may have guessed, highlights the ongoing influence of Nikola Tesla’s works. One of the latest model Tesla cars, the Model S, is equipped with a 300-mile range battery pack, potentially silencing the argument once and for all that electric vehicles have limited range due to battery life.

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The Tesla Model S electric car gets thumbs up from motoring critics.

Although manufacturing very fast and reliable vehicles, Tesla Motors tends to produce premium vehicles with higher purchase prices than the average gasoline-run car. Unfortunately, this discounts much of the mainstream public from buying them, although the company is certainly worth keeping an eye on. With expected economies of scale, the prices of Tesla Motors’ vehicles are likely to become more affordable in time. If they don’t, be warned that will give rise to yet another conspiracy theory!

So, after roughly 180 years of this technology, the electric car surprisingly remains a niche automobile on the road today. However, in the last few years there has at least been a global resurgence of interest in electric cars. This revival has been primarily fueled (excuse our pun) by a few forward-thinking governments, celebrities and environmental organizations – not to mention customer demand.

Filmmaker Chris Paine, who directed Who Killed the Electric Car?, released a new documentary entitled Revenge of the Electric Car.

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This updated story of one of the most environmentally friendly vehicle technologies appropriately premiered on Earth Day, April 22, 2011 at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.

On January 5, 2014, National Geographic ran an article on its daily news website reporting that the world’s first fully electric Formula racing championship series will soon be launched.The event, known as the FIA Formula E Championship, will take place in 10 cities including Berlin, Miami, Beijing, Monte Carlo, Los Angeles and Rio de Janeiro. Virgin Group founder and long-time environmentalist Sir Richard Branson, as well as electric car enthusiast and film star Leonardo DiCaprio are among a host of big names who have already been announced as taking part in the event.

Could the world finally be ready to embrace the electric car and make it the dominant vehicle on the planet?

 

Whether they are altering the weather

Near the Arctic Circle, 200 miles north-east of Alaska’s capital Anchorage, exists the site for the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program – better known by its acronym, HAARP.

This controversial ionospheric research program, which officially speaking is not an intelligence or military program, has been shrouded in mystery since its inception. Little wonder HAARP has been the subject of ongoing heated debate in both mainstream and alternative media outlets.

Managed by the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Office of Naval Research, the program also receives scientific input from renowned academic learning institutions such as Stanford, MIT and UCLA.According to the US Government, HAARP is nothing but a field of antennae in remote Alaska constructed to improve telephone communications and monitor the ionosphere. Supposedly it’s just a little research project, yet it has cost American taxpayers over a quarter of a billion dollars and counting. But hey, who’s counting?

The fact that HAARP is being so heavily sponsored by the likes of the US Department of Defense, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the US Navy and Air Force, does not seem to reflect the Pentagon’s line that it’s a research program and nothing more. And why are many of America’s top scientists and engineers also involved?

Critics of HAARP include Native Americans, Alaskan residents and neighboring Canadians, environmentalists, a small, but vocal group of scientists and engineers, and naturally, conspiracy buffs. The latter theorize HAARP is everything from a weather manipulation device to a broadcaster of mind-control frequencies to a weapon of mass destruction capable of creating hurricanes, earthquakes and tsunamis. Nobody seems to know for sure. What else is new in this book?

Is there any truth behind all the wild theories surrounding HAARP? To find out, you probably need to consider the past – and as we previously warned, all roads in the world of suppressed science lead back to Nikola Tesla.

The Alaskan site certainly has shades of Tesla’s early 20th Century Wardenclyffe facility in New York State. And that’s not where the connections to the Electric Magician end. Many say HAARP is a continuation of Tesla’s technologies and discoveries. After all, HAARP’s official purpose is to study the ionosphere, and nobody studied the ionosphere more than Tesla did.

As mentioned earlier, Tesla’s Death Ray invention was referenced in a weapon patent taken out by Dr. Bernard Eastlund (1938-2007). The Texan physicist took out three US patents many believe were used to construct HAARP.

Even though the US Government denies any connection, numerous researchers concur that the Texan physicist’s designs were nearly identical to the Alaskan facility. In particular US Patent #4,686,605. In this patent, Eastlund describes a weapon that could alter the ionosphere, transmit electromagnetic radiation, modify the weather, knock out power grids, bring down airplanes and eavesdrop on, or destroy, communications of foreign enemies.

In what may be the smoking gun, the US patent for Eastlund’s invention is now owned by ARCO Power Technologies Inc., which is a sub-company of ARCO-Atlantic Richfield, a defense company hired by the Pentagon to build HAARP.

Admittedly, that’s all circumstantial evidence and it could be entirely coincidental. Then again, HAARP has almost as many coincidences flying around it as does the theory that Oswald alone killed JFK, which by the way does anyone still actually believe? Either HAARP naturally attracts controversy, or there’s a monumental cover-up going on as to the true nature of this ‘ionospheric research program’.

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Weather manipulation accusations dog HAARP.

Manipulating the weather sounds a bit far out, doesn’t it? But consider that weather modification technologies were officially banned by the United Nations in the 1970’s. For the UN to go to that trouble four decades ago, you could reasonably assume the concept of inflicting category five hurricanes or famines on enemies by altering the weather was close to becoming a scientific possibility. Or, who knows, maybe such technologies already secretly existed.

An intriguing 1996 US Air Force paper titled Weather as a Force Mutliplier: Owning the Weather in 2025 detailed the military’s attempts to turn the weather into a weapon by learning how to control it. Another document, delivered at the 1997 Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, stated that “The effects of HAARP on the weather are completely unknown”. It went on to make the point that “heating the jet stream over Alaska could have profound results on the weather in Denver or Miami”.

A year later, in 1998, the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Relations, Security and Defence Policy demanded an independent tribunal investigate the “legal, ecological and ethical implications” of the “global concern” that is HAARP. The US didn’t play ball and no such investigation ever eventuated.

According to some, HAARP can cause blackouts of entire regions. The technology was believed to be responsible for the extensive power cuts that hit US states and Canadian provinces in August 2003, leaving around 50 million people without power in major cities including New York, Toronto, Ottawa and Detroit. Adding substance to this theory is the University of Tokyo’s recording of a HAARP test-firing only 11 minutes before the blackout occurred.

If theorists are to be believed, HAARP’s bad karma gets worse. A lot worse.

Theories abound surrounding HAARP’s possible responsibility for Hurricane Katrina’s assault on New Orleans in 2005. On one conspiracy theory website, abovetopsecret.com, there was a chart illustrating extreme and supposedly unnatural fluctuations in the Earth’s atmosphere during the days of August 24 and 25, which was precisely when Katrina was forming. Above Top Secret forum members claimed such fluctuations could only be caused by HAARP.

Other disasters that theorists have blamed on HAARP include the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, the Haiti earthquake in 2010 and the Pakistan floods of the same year, the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, and the ensuing Fukushima nuclear disaster, as well as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines in 2013.

Smoke rises from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex in this still image from video footage

Fukushima nuclear disaster just one of many disasters blamed on HAARP.

If HAARP is behind any of these catastrophes then the aforementioned Splinter Civilization has a massive amount of blood on its hands. The combined death toll of all these events is in the millions and many, many more were left injured or homeless.

Counting against this mega conspiracy theory, however, is the fact that HAARP is relatively transparent. Its program is unclassified, documents relating to its environmental impact are in the public domain and it has an open day for the general public twice a year. Hell, you can even call the facility at Gakona, Alaska, and what’s more somebody will answer your call! In case you’ve gotten a sudden case of HAARPitis, here’s their phone number: (907) 822 5497.

Whatever the case, one thing’s for sure: HAARP ain’t the little high school science experiment the US Government would have the world believe it is.

 

“Nikola Tesla is proof that real greatness surpasses national borders and differences.” –US President George W. Bush in a message to then President of Croatia, Stjepan Mesić. As quoted in “Nikola Tesla’s anniversary and ancestry” in The New Generation on December 24, 2006.

 

Assuming it is true that certain scientific breakthroughs are kept from the masses by some kind of Splinter Civilization, it’s our belief that nothing is more important than releasing details of these inventions. If used for good works, such technologies would have the potential to eradicate poverty in Third World nations and increase living standards throughout the rest of the world.

Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade Website

The Tesla Memorial Society of New Work’s website is worth a visit.

Tesla’s inventions and ideas in particular should be declassified so that the scientific community can study his work in its entirety – something it has never been able to do. This step may be a necessary one if our society is ever to evolve beyond scarcity and corporatocracy, and move toward total sustainability.

But, hey, we ain’t scientists, so you probably shouldn’t be listening to us. All the technologies we wrote about in our trilogy may have been based on nothing other than fabrications by mad inventors. For all we know, the inventors mentioned in this chapter may have been nothing more than disgruntled scientists, frustrated that they could never quite nail their inventions.

So maybe it’s best you keep on assuming that latest-model smart phone or tablet you’re holding really is ‘cutting edge’ technology.

 

Read more in The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy – available now via Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/The-Orphan-Conspiracies-Conspiracy-Theories-ebook/dp/B00J4MPFT6/

A book that’s for the common people.

 

Happy reading! –James & Lance

 

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The first book reviews are in for our new release title The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy – including one from Amazon reviewer Alice M. Dinizo who says reading it provided the same life-changing experience as did Dee Brown’s classic Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.

Here’s Ms. Dinizo’s unabridged 5-Star review:

“The Orphan Conspiracies” is not to be missed! Everyone should read this book.

Years ago, I read “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” and felt my life and beliefs change for the better! Now, it is 2014 and I just finished reading “The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from the Orphan Trilogy” and once more felt my life and beliefs change positively.

The Morcans have written this, a highly readable book about the abuse of power by the select few at the top, the global elite who keep essential knowledge from the everyday person.

The Morcans have little tolerance for what they label Tinfoil Hat conspiracy theorists who are “a sandwich short of a picnic” but they do spell out how the average person does not know, for instance, of the influence of those Paperclip scientists brought over to the U.S. from Nazi Germany after W.W. II or the existence of Area 51 in Nevada.

“The Orphan Conspiracies” shows the Morcans thoughtful approach to the abounding number of existing conspiracy theories and will confirm what people have always thought and perhaps have known in some part of their minds.

 

Authors’ note:

We believe Ms. Dinizo’s review has captured the essence of The Orphan Conspiracies – in particular her comment that this is “a book about the abuse of power by the select few at the top, the global elite who keep essential knowledge from the everyday person.”

As Dr. Takaaki Musha, former senior research scientist with Japan’s Ministry of Defence, says in his Foreword for the book, it “discloses exactly what is happening right now behind the scenes – in underground bunkers, in the corridors of power, in prime banks and meetings of the global elite.”

And, as we the authors say in the book’s Introduction, “This book is written for the lower classes and the homeless, the outcasts and the marginalized, the abused and the victimized, the unpaid and the underpaid, the overworked and the out-of-work, the refugees and the poor, the uneducated and the undereducated, the forgotten and the lonely, the misunderstood and all the other underdogs of society who together, collectively, form the majority – or the 99%, if you will.”

The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy – available now via Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/The-Orphan-Conspiracies-Conspiracy-Theories-ebook/dp/B00J4MPFT6/

 

Happy reading! –James & Lance

 

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“The moral of this tale is that you don’t ever, ever abduct the young son of your best and most dangerous operative.” – That’s according to c9c Reviews’ Andrew Thompson in his Amazon review of our conspiracy thriller The Orphan Uprising (The Orphan Trilogy, #3).

Thriller resonates

Andrew’s 4-Star review lowers this novel’s 5-Star average rating (to 4.9 Stars) on Amazon. However, it’s such an insightful review we thought we’d share it with you…

Be careful who you kidnap

The moral of this tale is that you don’t ever, ever abduct the young son of your best and most dangerous operative. Such people will go to great lengths to get their children back, especially as they are very aware of the horrors that await their offspring.

Nine does his very best to look after his pregnant wife while attempting to rescue his son. His employers should have known better and they learn their lesson. Nine is hampered by a heart ailment, but despite this he manages to keep his promises to his family.

Another, final, installment of the Orphan series which does not disappoint.

For a brief synopsis of The Orphan Uprising see c9c Reviews’ blurb at: http://c9creviews.com/

For more reviews of this novel go to: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BFC66DM/

 

Happy reading! –Lance & James

 

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Truthdig.com, the online news site that takes pride in “drilling beneath the headlines”, has done it again: it has conjured up the most insightful review we’ve managed to uncover yet on what surely will turn out to be one of the most talked-about books of 2014…

We refer, of course, to Luke Harding’s The Snowden Files, which provides an eye-opening overview of whistleblower Edward Snowden’s running battle with the National Security Agency after leaking thousands of classified files to news organizations.

Book reviewer Greg Miller, national security correspondent for The Washington Post, reminds readers via his truthdig.com review of Feb.21 that author Luke Harding is the same LH who is a correspondent for The Guardian newspaper, which broke the initial Snowden story.

Miller also reminds us that “the course that Snowden chose…surreptitiously stockpiling thousands of classified files, leaking them…and finally fleeing first to Hong Kong and then Russia has been polarizing. He has been condemned as treasonous and hailed as courageous. Either way, his story is one of the most compelling in the history of American espionage.”

Further excerpts (abridged) from Miller’s review follow:

“The Snowden Files”…is the first to assemble the sequence of events in a single volume. The book captures the drama of Snowden’s operation in often cinematic detail but doesn’t necessarily enhance our understanding of the magnitude and impact of the leaks. It is most successful when focused tightly on its then-29-year-old protagonist, whose youth and low station in the spy world were so at odds with the caliber of the material he accessed that his journalist contacts, upon meeting him for the first time, shook their heads in disbelief. Snowden comes across as almost icily composed. He seems to have been undaunted by the challenge of outmaneuvering his employer, the National Security Agency, the largest spy agency in the world. He choreographed his encounters with journalists and revealed himself to the world largely on his own terms…

…Although the book is billed as “the inside story of the world’s most wanted man,” there is no indication Harding had direct contact with his subject. Instead, it reads more like the inside account of Snowden’s interactions with The Guardian. The details drawn from those encounters are fascinating, if not always illuminating. Snowden was so concerned about security at the hotel where they met that the few times he left his room he placed a glass of water behind the door, positioned to spill on a piece of tissue paper marked with a symbol sketched in soy sauce…

…“The Snowden Files” won’t be the last book on this subject nor likely the best, with Gellman and Greenwald titles already in the works. But Harding has delivered a clearly written and captivating account of the Snowden leaks and their aftermath, succeeding beyond its most basic ambition, which was to arrive in bookstores first.

For the full review go to: http://www.truthdig.com/arts_culture/item/the_snowden_files_20140221

Many of the concerns Snowden has raised regarding America’s surveillance programs and its espionage methodologies are highlighted in our top rated conspiracy thriller series The Orphan Trilogy (The Ninth Orphan / The Orphan Factory / The Orphan Uprising). That’s not to say we necessarily sympathize with Snowden or approve of his actions, but we do sympathize with many of the ‘Big Brother’ concerns he and others like him have raised.

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The Orphan Trilogy exposes a global agenda designed to keep the power in the hands of a select few. Our antagonists are a shadow government acting above and beyond the likes of the White House, the FBI, the Pentagon and the NSA… Sounds familiar?

Merging fact with fiction, the trilogy illuminates shadow organizations rumored to actually exist. Our three novels explore a plethora of conspiracies involving real organizations like the CIA, MI6, and the UN, and public figures such as President Obama, Queen Elizabeth II as well as the Clinton, Marcos and Bush families.

The Orphan Trilogy is available via Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BGGM05U/

 

Happy reading! –Lance & James

 

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Check out this Goodreads.com list of novels that have mind control as a major theme in their plots. Ranked according to Goodreads’ members votes, the books in our conspiracy thriller series The Orphan Trilogy occupy the first four places on the list!

Here’s the top 10 books (ranked 1-10) on Goodreads’ Mind Control Fiction popularity list courtesy of Listopia:

The Ninth Orphan (The Orpha... The Ninth Orphan (The Orphan Trilogy, #1) byJames Morcan 3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 328 ratings
The Orphan Trilogy The Orphan Trilogy byJames Morcan 4.55 of 5 stars 4.55 avg rating — 47 ratings
The Orphan Uprising (The Or... The Orphan Uprising (The Orphan Trilogy, #3) byJames Morcan 4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 68 ratings
The Orphan Factory (The Orp... The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2) byJames Morcan 4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 100 ratings
Manchurian Candidate Manchurian Candidate byRichard Condon 4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 9,163 ratings
1984 1984 byGeorge Orwell 4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 1,133,976 ratings
Scott Bloom en de Dochters ... Scott Bloom en de Dochters van Chenchen byRosa Miller (Goodreads Author) 4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 14 ratings
Animal Farm Animal Farm byGeorge Orwell 3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 1,176,284 ratings
Brave New World Brave New World byAldous Huxley 3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 663,648 ratings
The Stepford Wives The Stepford Wives byIra Levin 3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 11,056 ratings

For the top 100 novels on this list go to: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/11984.Mind_Control_Fiction#13250061

Occupying first place, The Ninth Orphan is book one in The Orphan Trilogy. Here’s the storyline for anyone interested:

An orphan grows up to become an assassin for a highly secretive organization. When he tries to break free and live a normal life, he is hunted by his mentor and father figure, and by a female orphan he spent his childhood with. On the run, the mysterious man’s life becomes entwined with his beautiful French-African hostage and a shocking past riddled with the darkest of conspiracies is revealed.

Fast-paced, totally fresh and original, filled with deep and complex characters, The Ninth Orphan is a controversial, high-octane thriller with an edge. Merging fact with fiction, it illuminates shadow organizations rumored to actually exist in our world. The novel explores a plethora of conspiracies involving real organizations like the CIA, MI6, and the UN, and public figures such as President Obama as well as the Clinton, Marcos and Bush families.

The Ninth Orphan (The Orphan Trilogy, #1) is available via Amazon as a trade paperback and Kindle ebook. Here’s the Kindle link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0056I4FKC

 

Happy reading! –Lance & James

 

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Our coming-of-age spy thriller, The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2), is available to Kindle users at the reduced price of 99c via Amazon.com and Amazon.UK until Feb. 17th PST.

4.6 Star average review rating

This top rated thriller is the prequel to The Ninth Orphan, book one in The Orphan Trilogy. It’s an epic, atmospheric story that begins with twenty-three genetically superior orphans being groomed to become elite spies in Chicago’s Pedemont Orphanage and concludes with a political assassination deep in the Amazon jungle. Embark on another frenetic journey with Nine, the ninth-born orphan, as he goes on the run across America.

Here’s a brief synopsis:

In the late 1970’s, in Chicago, Illinois, the secretive Omega Agency initiates the Pedemont Project – a radical experiment utilizing genetic engineering technologies – to create twenty-three orphan babies with the plan to turn them into the world’s most effective assassins.

One of the prodigies will rebel: meet Number Nine, an orphan with a mind of his own.

In 1998, when Nine reaches adulthood and graduates with honors from the Pedemont Orphanage, he is already an adept of the deadly espionage arts. Ordered by his Omega masters to assassinate a survivor of the Jonestown tragedy in Guyana’s Amazon rainforest, Nine is forced to draw upon all of his advanced training just to stay alive.

After 38 reviews, The Orphan Factory maintains its 4.6 Star average review rating on Amazon.

Here’s a sample of Amazon reviewers’ comments:

I loved getting to know more about Nine and his early years, his rivalry with 17 and interaction with other orphans, his self discovery and his ability to survive in a dangerous and deadly world. I am now looking forward to reading the third and final novel in this thrilling trilogy. –Pat O’Meara

Fast paced and never boring. I was drawn into the plot almost right from the beginning. –S.C.M. Hartstra-van Kan

Action and drama prevail in this exciting story. –Sheri A. Wilkinson

This novel explains how the orphans were produced and why and how they were trained…An awesome read. –“Westerntarheel”

A very well written, multifaceted book that is a joy to read. The authors have taken a genre which has been attacked from many angles and woven a modern, distinctive adventure. I am now going to re-read The Ninth Orphan.  –S.J. Hailey

An exceptional read, well written with just the right amount of explosive excitement that makes you sit up and take notice. Looking forward to the first and last in the trilogy which gives me the excuse to read the second one once again. –D. Catterall

The authors remind you The Orphan Factory is available now through to February 17th PST at the sharply discounted price of 99c. It’s available via Kindle at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008M9WWKW/

 

Happy reading! –Lance & James

 

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Books to read in 2014: From Murakami to Moore and more

Posted in #Chicago blog by Laura Pearson on Jan 8, 2014
From Going Clear to Tenth of December, from The Flamethrowers to less-talked-about-but-no-less-brilliant books (i.e., Mindsploitation), 2013 was a good year for reading. 2014 carries on strong, with a slew of noteworthy debut novels, new works by local authors and fresh fiction by familiar names such as E.L. Doctorow, Haruki Murakami and Lorrie Moore. With all the staring at screens we do, our resolution is to better balance a mostly web-based media diet with a healthy serving of escapist lit—both smart fiction and transporting nonfiction. No disrespect to e-readers, but we’re talking real books on real paper. Printed matter. Gutenberg shit. Here’s what will top our bedside stack of books this year. (It’s a tall stack.)

Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart (Random House, $27) The satirical novelist and prolific blurber‘s first memoir recalls his aspirations, struggles and family’s immigration to the U.S. from the Soviet Union. Out now.

Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot by Masha Gessen (Riverhead, $16) Examining the arrest and incarceration of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, which captured international attention, this book by a Russian-American journalist was published early due to two members’ release from prison. Out now.

A Highly Unlikely Scenario, or a Neetsa Pizza Employee’s Guide to Saving the World by Rachel Cantor (Melville House, $16.95) In a future world where competing fast-food factions rule, an employee at a pizza chain manages the complaints hotline. It’s a mind-numbing job—until he’s contacted by a 13th-century explorer named Marco. Drawing comparisons to A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story, this debut novel sounds anything but boring. Jan 14.

The Last Days of California by Mary Miller (Liveright, $24.95) We enjoyed Miller’s story collection, Big World, and don’t want to be left behind in reading her first novel, about a family from Montgomery, Alabama, on a westward road trip in anticipation of the Rapture. Jan 20.

Andrew’s Brain by E.L. Doctorow (Random House, $26) Exploring themes of truth and memory, Doctorow tells the story of a man with a habit of wreaking havoc. Jan 26.

Silence Once Begun by Jesse Ball (Pantheon, $23.95) The Chicago-based author of Samedi the Deafness and The Curfew returns with a story of the “Narito Disappearances,” in which eight people vanish from their homes in the same Japanese town, a single playing card left on each door. A journalist—also named Jesse Ball—is swept into the case. Jan 28.

A Life in Men by Gina Frangello (Algonquin, $15) The Chicago novelist, editor of The Nervous Breakdown and Sunday Editor of The Rumpus publishes her third book of fiction, about a woman with cystic fibrosis attempting to understand why a relationship with her best friend unraveled years prior—an investigation that leads to both questionable decisions and valuable discoveries. Feb 4.

The Dismal Science by Peter Mountford (Tin House, $15.95) A novel about identity, rationality and starting over, Mountford’s book follows a former VP at the World Bank as he tries to rebuild his life following a series of scandals and losses. Feb 11.

Bark by Lorrie Moore (Knopf, $24.95) Moore is often praised for her humor but we find many of her stories depressing. In particular, her most recent novel, A Gate at the Stairs, felt emotionally unsatisfying. That said, we’re still eager to read her first new collection in 15 years. The form suits her. Less is Moore. Feb 26.

A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, From Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor Man by Holly George-Warren (Viking, $27.95) The first biography of the teen rock star, Big Star frontman, dishwasher and influential solo artist (in that order) was written by a Chilton acquaintance and draws on interviews with more than 100 bandmates, family members and friends. In the words of Big Star: Thank you, friends. Mar 20.

Every Day Is for the Thief by Teju Cole (Random House, $23) Revised and updated, this 2007 book by Nigerian-American writer Cole (Open City) was originally published in Africa and now makes its highly anticipated English-language debut. Mar 25.

You Feel So Mortal by Peggy Shinner (University of Chicago Press, $22) In a series of essays, the Chicago-based writer considers the body through various lenses—historical,  social and political—and via topics such as bras, feet and hair. Apr 1.

Let Go and Go On and On by Tim Kinsella (Curbside Splendor, $15,95) We’re fascinated by the premise of Kinsella’s second novel, a fictional riff on what happened to real-life cult actress Laurie Bird, who appeared in the films Two Lane Blacktop, Cockfighter and Annie Hall before committing suicide at age 26. Told in the second person, the novel considers the timeless lure of celebrity. Apr 15.

Walter Potter’s Curious World of Taxidermy by Dr. Pat Morris with Joanna Epstein (Blue Rider Press, $19.95) We wish we could go back in time and visit the quirky collection of curios of Walter Potter, a country taxidermist who created storybook-like scenes of kitten tea parties and sword-fighting squirrels. This book, stocked with photos, is the next best thing. Apr 17.

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris (Little, Brown, $26) This novel follows the life of Paul O’Rourke, a man of many contradictions (i.e., a dentist who smokes), as someone begins to impersonate him online—and pretty well, creepily enough. It considers the real versus the virtual aspects of everyday life, and the absurdity of both. May 6.

An Untamed State by Roxane Gay (Grove Press, $16) In her first novel, Gay—co-editor of PANK, essays editor for The Rumpus and teacher at Eastern Illinois University (among other things; she’s everywhere!)—writes of a Haitian woman kidnapped for ransom, and what happens when her father refuses to pay her captors. May 6.

The WORN Archive: A Fashion Journal about the Art, Ideas, & History of What We Wear by Serah-Marie McMahon (Drawn and Quarterly, $29.95) This best-of collection of the smart Canadian fashion journal explores the places where fashion, art and pop culture intersect. Seems like a must-read for people who love clothes but, for example, hate the word “clothes horse.” May 6.

The 40s: The Story of a Decade by the New Yorker Magazine (Random House, $30) This portrait of an endlessly fascinating decade, from the perspective of The New Yorker, features contributors old and new, including Elizabeth Bishop, John Cheever, Shirley Jackson, Jill Lepore, Susan Orlean and Zadie Smith. May 6.

Once I Was Cool by Megan Stielstra (Curbside Splendor, $15.95) The seasoned storyteller—who, in addition to teaching and writing, has performed at Chicago’s 2nd Story storytelling series for more than a decadepresents a collection of personal essays that sounds quite cool. May 13.

Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush by Geoff Dyer (Pantheon, $24.95) The veteran writer recalls his time aboard the American aircraft carrier and his lifelong fascination with military service. May 20.

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez (Knopf, $24.95) The Chicago writer’s highly anticipated novel tells the love story of a Pananamian boy and Mexican girl—the latter of whom suffers a near-fatal accident—and the language, racial and cultural obstacles their families face in America. Jun 3.

Paper Lantern: Love Stories by Stuart Dybek (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $24) The distinguished author of I Sailed with Magellan and The Coast of Chicago publishes a collection of love stories, the titular one of which first appeared in The New Yorker in 1995. Jun 3.

Nobody Is Ever Missing by Catherine Lacey (FSG Originals, $14) In this new novel, a woman abruptly leaves her life in Manhattan, including a husband who has no idea what happened to her, on a one-way flight to New Zealand. There, she drifts farther into unknown territory—emotionally, mentally, as well as physically. Jul 8.

California by Edan Lepucki (Little, Brown, $26) Lepucki’s debut is an inventive take on the post-apocalytic novel, about a couple who moves from an isolated existence in the wilderness to a guarded community that, they soon realize, harbors terrifying secrets and unforeseen dangers. We’ll probably read this one on the morning commute instead of at bedtime. Jul 8.

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami (Knopf, $25) The English translation of the latest work by the much-loved Japanese writer arrives this summer. Thousands of people lined up at Tokyo bookstores at midnight to buy a copy. Aug 12.

Ancient Oceans of Kentucky by David Connerley Nahm (Two Dollar Radio, $15.50) Exploring small-town life in the middle of Kentucky, this debut novel tells the story of Leah, whose brother, Jacob, disappeared during their childhood. Now, as an adult, she directs a nonprofit organization, and a man shows up at work claiming to be Jacob. We anticipate a haunting and riveting read. Aug 12.

The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload by Daniel J. Levitin (Dutton, $27.95) What can we distractible types learn from those who manage to stay focused in a hyperconnected, details-drenched, technology-dependent world? Levitin lets us know. Aug 19.

The Fame Lunches: On Wounded Icons, Money, Sex, the Importance of Handbags, and Other Cultural Inquiries by Daphne Merkin (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27) The former New Yorker columnist examines faded icons, famous writers and the pervasive desire for celebrity in our present world. Aug 19.

A Load of Hooey by Bob Odenkirk (McSweeney’s, $24) We’re not quite sure what to expect from this first book by the hilarious comedian-writer, which promises to contain absurdist monologues, intentionally bad theater and “free-verse more powerful than the work of Calvin Trillin, Jewel and Robert Louis Stevenson combined”—besides utter hilarity. Sept 9.

A Different Bed Every Time by Jac Jemc (Dzanc Books, price not yet listed) Following her highly praise poetic novel, My Only Wife, the Chicago writer, poetry editor of decomP and fiction web editor for Hobart returns with a story collection this fall. Don’t miss it. October.

RECOMMENDED: Best books of 2013

To read more go to TimeOutChicago’s excellent blog at: http://www.timeoutchicago.com/arts-culture/books/16524926/books-to-read-in-2014-from-murakami-to-moore-and-more

Happy reading! –Lance & James

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