ISBN #: 978-1466269644
Page Count: 126
Copyright: February 10, 2012
(Taken from Amazon)
A science-fiction thriller. A novella about an Earth that is under 20 feet of Global Warming rain and sea-level rise and searching for answers in the year 2020.
When I received this book for review, I immediately pondered whether I would even understand this novel. Luckily, Mr. van Kaseman must have foreseen this problem and included definitions for Mitosis and Hegemony in the front of the book. I must also state that the cover of the book is not at all indicative of what fills the pages. Within a chapter, I was immersed in another world, not too far removed from ours, in which decisions have to be made for the continuation of our planet.
The answer to the universal problem of Global Warming, it seems, is Direct Democracy. This is a form of democracy in which the people themselves, rather than elected officials, determine the laws and policies by which they are governed. The issue of implementation is in the hands of aliens called Magla, who offer a clean energy source that will stop the effects of Global Warming, offer free housing, healthcare, and education, and financially benefit all who support the energy source, if only the people of Earth accept the Declaration of Universal Human Rights. The only catch - governments must dismantle and surrender all weapons and live in peace.
While this is a sci-fi thriller, it also touches on many political issues within our world today. The Mitosis Hegemony entertains while it provokes new insights into where our world is headed, and what the cost will be to get there. Mr. van Kaseman has obviously put a lot of thought into this story, and brought a whole new government to life. It also addresses the world governments continual fight for power, at any cost.
Fiction ... ? Politics ... ? Nonfiction ... ? You decide, but my suggestion is that you keep an eye on Mr. van Kaseman. He may know more than we think!
5 out of 5 stars!!!