Category Archives: Political fiction

Havana Libre – Robert Arellano

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “…now that doctors are malnourished malcontents while dropouts driving tourist taxis are relative millionaires.” Twenty -eight year old Dr. Manolo Rodriguez, a pediatrician for the national medical service in Havana, Cuba, resents how most of the … Continue reading

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Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance – Bill McKibben

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “Vermont on its own will be a lot closer to what Lincoln had in mind for a healthy country.” When is a country just too big to be accountable to all of its citizens? Former radio … Continue reading

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Ashvamedha: The Game of Power – Aparna Singh

(Reviewed by Ishita RC) Ashwin Jamal is a charismatic youth icon with a fan following that is larger than all the politicians combined and he just became the youngest Prime Minister of India. Little does he know that for the … Continue reading

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Game of Anarchy: Race Against Time – Kenneth Jones

(Reviewed by Ishita RC) Rita has created a reputation as the Sting Queen solely based on her ability to expose corrupt politicians and their unsavoury schemes. Samar is a highly decorated officer in the Indian Army, who is disillusioned with … Continue reading

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Make Wizardry Great Again – Rednal Sua

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “We gotta put up a a wall. A yuuge wall around the the whole resort so nobody can get in unless they’re loaded with money or guns. Only pure-blooded Americans. And pure-blooded Scottish. And half-German, half-Scottish.” … Continue reading

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Amerikan Krazy – Henry James Korn

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “The next thing Herb knew he was standing naked in the Johns Hopkins University powerhouse with a combination of Kennedy’s brains and his study date’s menstrual blood smeared all over his body…” This hallucination was among … Continue reading

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Fardwor, Russia!: A Fantastical Tale of Life Under Putin – Oleg Kashin, (Translated from the Russian by Will Evans)

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “Fardwor, Ruissa!” The girls at the mental hospital mean “Forward, Russia!”, but it doesn’t come out that way, and as everything else, is blown out of proportion. That is one aside but amusing part of the political satire, … Continue reading

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Power Play – F. Ethan Repp

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “Democracy doesn’t just happen, it takes dedicated citizens continuously fighting to preserve it. Elected officials will get away with as much as they can and if no one picks on them for a long time, they … Continue reading

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