The Whack-A-Mole Hypothesis
I didn’t realize there was such a cool name for the basis of my aliens in my novel, the CFR Collusion.
“Imagine if there’s a kind of Prime Directive in effect, but that ETIs are hovering over us with a giant hammer ready to smack it down should it suddenly not like what it sees…”
The short answer: The CFR Collusion was first published in serial form, a bunch of those stories are all the chapters from the novel. The sequel to the CFR Collusion, Mole Rats Of Mars is a collection of short stories, and they can be bought separately. Also, there are three unrelated stories. The Third Eye Guy and Origins are short novels or long short stories, take you pick. Free Fire Zone is a short story. http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005IZV344
The CFR Collusion is an original Science Fiction novel published in serial form. The author envisions a futuristic dystopian world a century from the present. This vision is based on popular conceptions of current events projected into a future that goes horribly wrong. Huge mega corporations monopolize industry, manipulated by The Agency, the sinister shadow power behind the Council on Foreign Relation’s global system, The Fusion. It is a world, which has achieved the ideal of the CFR’s early twentieth century founders, a world free of war and contending nations, but things begin to go horribly wrong with the establishment of a global Eugenics Commission. That, and the introduction of direct brain to computer interface threaten universal enslavement. A revolutionary underground is formed to oppose the corporatist establishment, but there is a new threat from beyond Earth…
In the CFR Collusion I take a look into a future where humanity has recovered from a disastrous economic calamity, wars, and plagues resulting in the depopulation of the planet by 90%. A world government has taken charge, manipulating a vast system of mega-corporations and nominally autonomous city-states. The controlling ideology is that population growth must be restricted at all costs and that the best way to improve the human condition in the long term is though selective breeding imposed by the World Health Organization under the agency of the Eugenics Commission resulting in almost unimaginable corruption creating a new slave trade in un-authorized people, who officially have no right to exist.
Under the rule of the Fusion the CFR has assumed the mantle of the defunct United Nations, which disbanded as the nation states disintegrated. The Fusion is an imperial system with the CFR as the equivalent of the Roman Senate. There is no traditional effort to impose a system of law and taxation. Instead the nominally independent city-states of Earth exist as hosts for mega-corporations or playgrounds for the super rich. Political policy derives from Mandates imposed by the CFR. The Peace Keeper forces are the official enforcement mechanism supplemented by private contractors all under the clandestine control of the Agency with its own “assets”. Headquartered in Manhattan Free State after the fall of the District of Columbia, the former CIA exits independently of the CFR. Overlapping membership in the Agency and the CFR make it impossible to know who is really in power. The only competition to the Agency is the Home Office headquartered in the City of London Free State. The Home Office controls the Eugenics Commission. The mission of the Agency is to maintain political control. The mission of the Eugenics Commision is to maintain control of the population. The nominally independent mega corporations control the “commanding heights” of the political economy. Only independently wealthy individuals can exist in any condition of personal independence but most are creatures of the establishment oligarchy.
The story begins with the rebellion of one of the super rich, the Estate Holder in the insignificant state, South Carolina, and his free employees, his forest Rangers. Those who refuse to participate or fail to qualify under the regime of the Eugenics Commission are known as Naturals. They have organized a Natural Rights Movement with the Estate Holder as their defacto revolutionary leader. This is the story of the struggle of the key leaders and their friends against an almost unimaginably corrupt system.
This is the culmination of Bill Fargo’s life story. The threads of his life are brought together with an exciting surprise ending. Bill Fargo’s saga combines science fiction, fantasy, action adventure, with space opera romance.