Consequence

Steve Masover (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Salted Rose Press
Publish Date
September 29, 2015
Pages
344
Dimensions
5.25 X 0.77 X 8.0 inches | 0.86 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780986426308
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Reviews

"I couldn't put Consequence down! Masover vividly evokes San Francisco's radical sub-culture in this tautly authentic and finely-crafted novel. Consequence asks thorny, essential questions about personal responsibility and the role of violence in movements for social change." - Sam Green, Academy Award-nominated director of "The Weather Underground" "Here is a carefully crafted book about the necessity, and danger, of taking personal action in the 21st century. ... Steve Masover's characters ooze humanity. ... The villain of Consequence happens to be genetic engineering but it could have been any current social or environmental issue. The premise, absolutely believable today, is that life on the planet is threatened and that battle waged by this novel's characters will make a difference. ... This is a human story shot in the ass with ideas." - Doug Peacock, author of In the Shadow of the Sabertooth and real-life model for Edward Abbey's George Washington Hayduke in The Monkey Wrench Gang "Consequence is a great read, full of building tension and excitement, written by someone who really knows the activist scene, with its moral dilemmas and its ideals. But this isn't just a book about activists-Masover writes about conflicts central to the human situation." - Starhawk, author of The Spiral Dance and The Fifth Sacred Thing ..". exciting ... a great read ... reminiscent of The Monkey Wrench Gang." - Scoop Nisker, author of If You Don't Like the News, Go Out and Make Some of Your Own
"Masover's engaging, timely debut novel is about the line between activism and extremism. A member of a politically engaged collective living in San Francisco, Christopher Kalman is approached online by a mysterious figure he calls Chagall to write a manifesto to be released following an unknown eco-sabotage action against genetically modified foods. Eager to contribute more to the cause but suspicious, Chris begins work while helping the collective with a local civil disobedience stunt protesting GMOs. He also juggles a love interest as well as his father and brother, who disapprove of Chris's political stances. Meanwhile, Chagall, with the assistance of another radical, begins work on his planned assault, which will have major repercussions for Chris and his group. The novel captures the world of radical protestors, with details on encryption, computer hacking, and infiltrating targets, as well as the more mundane tasks of traditional activism, such as working out logistics and managing the media; descriptions of both feel authentic. Chris and his friends thoughtfully consider their work, discussing the philosophy of protest movements, even as they wonder if they make a difference. Several absorbing subplots revolve around the struggles of other group members, including one released from a Mexican prison. This is a fast-paced and well-plotted literary thriller, examining the unforeseen ramifications of well-intentioned actions." - Publisher's Weekly - BookLife "I couldn't put Consequence down! Masover vividly evokes San Francisco's radical sub-culture in this tautly authentic and finely-crafted novel. Consequence asks thorny, essential questions about personal responsibility and the role of violence in movements for social change." - Sam Green, Academy Award-nominated director of "The Weather Underground" "Here is a carefully crafted book about the necessity, and danger, of taking personal action in the 21st century. ... Steve Masover's characters ooze humanity. ... The villain of Consequence happens to be genetic engineering but it could have been any current social or environmental issue. The premise, absolutely believable today, is that life on the planet is threatened and that battle waged by this novel's characters will make a difference. ... This is a human story shot in the ass with ideas." - Doug Peacock, author of In the Shadow of the Sabertooth and real-life model for Edward Abbey's George Washington Hayduke in The Monkey Wrench Gang "Consequence is a great read, full of building tension and excitement, written by someone who really knows the activist scene, with its moral dilemmas and its ideals. But this isn't just a book about activists-Masover writes about conflicts central to the human situation." - Starhawk, author of The Spiral Dance and The Fifth Sacred Thing ..". exciting ... a great read ... reminiscent of The Monkey Wrench Gang." - Scoop Nisker, author of If You Don't Like the News, Go Out and Make Some of Your Own