Travels Through the Kingdom

Novel excerpt

By In Read

Like a series of intertwined children’s fables for adults, “Travels Through the Kingdom” is an experimental novel set in a fictional world very like (or unlike) our own. We follow the lives of the citizens of the Kingdom as they deal with the challenges of their post-modern society and follow the progress of the “Passenger”, the world’s first attempt to contact a recently discovered distant planet at the edges of our solar system. Think 1984 meets Gabriel Garcia Marquez meets Vonnegut. Or something.

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