The Revolution Will Be Televised, Retweeted And Liked
August 2011 – The London riots, coordinated by technology and social media, have brought the city to its knees.
Buildings are burning. Shops are being looted. Homes and businesses are destroyed.
Two alternative leaders have emerged in an online battle for the future soul of London.
Chester George – a masked man whose real identity is unknown, uses YouTube, punk rock and fierce intellect to spread the anarchy.
Sadie Hobbs – Reality TV star and blogger. Loathed and controversial, she urges ‘normal’ society to fight back against Chester George and the ‘feral rats’ destroying the city.
The fate of London hangs in the balance. And when the day of reckoning comes, hundreds of thousands of people, including sixteen-year-old Mack Walker, will descend upon the city for the final showdown and a day that London will never forget.
Mark Gillespie was born in Glasgow, Scotland. Nowadays he lives in Melbourne, Australia with his wife and small menagerie of four-legged creatures.
He writes Speculative Fiction – what if scenarios, alternate history, dystopian, apocalyptic, with a little pop culture thrown in on the side.
He is the author of the popular Future of London Series – a ‘masterfully written’ dystopian saga in which a futuristic London has been cut off from the rest of civilisation and has over the years, become a reality TV show for the rest of the world’s entertainment.
He is also responsible for the FAB Trilogy – a series of alternate history-fantasy books that imagine a world in which John Lennon is alive and well. (“For sheer amazing imagination, FAB is hard to beat.”)