Read if you are interested in…

  • the politicization of otherness
  • historical periods of political divergence and convergence; what it takes to achieve convergence
  • what happens on Asura after the end of Alterra

Inspiration

My inspiration here was largely the 2016 United States presidential election. Also just watching how my country’s media has devolved over the course of my lifetime. Besides the high technology present on Asura (one of the two parallel universes first presented in Alterra), the setting is otherwise quasi-realist, with a deeply polarized country going into an election, the outcome of which will determine their stance toward the population of the rest of their planet.

Biliographic Data

  • First publication: 2020
  • ISBN of in-print edition: 978-1-62802-020-5