When I first started writing The Infinity Trilogy, I had to keep in mind that the book world is flooded with dystopian fables about every conceivable conspiracy & corruption scenario.
I wanted to keep a focus on my underlying theme, that the core problem we face as a species is the gap between what we believe and how we live.
Though I’m fortunate enough to live in one of the world’s great democracies, true freedom is somewhat illusory.
The demands of our economic system constantly distract us from the underlying flaws in our societies. Injustice and unfairness is rife and while most of us agree we are consuming & polluting too much; we feel powerless as individuals to make meaningful change.
Sure, we can turn down the thermostat, use paper bags, fly less often etc but this all feels feeble against the massive scale of the problems of our planet.
Somehow a stronger force is needed.