New science fiction novel coming October 2023
In 2183, Jerome Conquergood is at the lowest point of his life, homeless and a strayer, an outcast of the crumbling Old York City, post-apocalyptia.
Despite his hatred for the Korporation (referenced from the social system of Korporatilism – similar to Vollert’s German book called Korporation Der Berliner Buchhandler which was published January 1, 1898), Conquergood is compelled to save his mysterious brother Vincent by joining the only corporate and governmental entity remaining in a world oppressed to peace. For the Korporation it is a well-crafted utopia.
Conquergood is quickly inducted and educated by the Korporate Elite and given a job as Turnkey Specialist, where he is stripped of his name, since humanistic labels are considered repugnant, and discovers that the calendar has been cut short of the twelfth month and holidays, all except for the Korporate Rally.
The Korporate Ministers hold a ceremony to welcome their new employee into their folds and Conquergood is deemed as the Korporation’s new-found savior. “E Pluribus Unum!”
Conquergood (feeling an eerie repetition of events) begins his induction to the world of the elite and luxury. Then he meets Klaire, an enchanting bachelorette with a secret and ambiguous past of her own.
Within 24 hours of meeting Klaire in the Korporate Kanteen, Conquergood’s understanding of the world is further turned upside down when he discovers in the labs two doctors, Dr. Kin Russell and Dr. Sir Windsor III, working on five young females in efforts to correct the Gorilla Gene, an attempt to perfect humankind’s inner state of being once and for all through genetic manipulation.
The doctors are suffering from a setback on the experiments when Conquergood provides a suggestion which unlocks the psyche of one of the test subjects, known as Number Three.
In 2007, CG FEWSTON first began writing this futuristic novel which questions reality and the destiny of the human race as it rushes forward into progressive technology controlled by a single corporation which owns the entire world. The first complete rough draft was finished in 2009.
The American novelist CG FEWSTON has been a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome (Italy), a Visiting Fellow at Hong Kong’s CityU, & he’s been a member of the Hemingway Society, Americans for the Arts, PEN America, Club Med, & the Royal Society of Literature. He’s also been a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) based in London.
He’s the author of several short stories and novels. His works include A Father’s Son (2005), The New America: A Collection (2007), The Mystic’s Smile ~ A Play in 3 Acts (2007), Vanity of Vanities (2011), A Time to Love in Tehran (2015), Little Hometown, America (2020), A Time to Forget in East Berlin (2022), and Conquergood & the Center of the Intelligible Mystery of Being (2023).
Forthcoming: The Endless Endeavor of Excellence.
He has a B.A. in English, an M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership (honors), an M.A. in Literature (honors), and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Fiction. He was born in Texas in 1979.