Reality(TM) 2048: Watching Big Mother

Derek Cressman (Author) Rakow Mary (Editor)

Product Details

$38.40  $35.33
Poplar Leaf Press LLC
Publish Date
May 22, 2019
5.98 X 0.75 X 9.02 inches | 1.3 pounds
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About the Author

Derek Cressman is a voting rights advocate and award-winning author who has lived in Sacramento since 2000. He has worked professionally to reduce big money in politics in 1995 with nonpartisan organizations such as Common Cause and the Public Interest Research Group. In 2014, Derek Cressman ran for California secretary of state. Though he wasn't elected, the legislature responded to his campaign, and the efforts of others, by referring a question to the ballot instructing Congress to overturn the Citizens United ruling-the central plank of Derek's campaign platform. Cressman has served as a credentialed elections observer in Somalia, El Salvador, and Florida. When he's not working to improve our democracy, Derek enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. He credits his time running marathons and mountaineering with building his fortitude to tackle obstacles of social change. He is an avid woodworker and picks at the banjo when he needs a break. Derek grew up in Colorado Springs and graduated with honors from Williams College in 1990 with a degree in political science.


"A potent and sobering wake-up call." -- Kirkus Reviews

"The book's monolithic system of business and political corruption has impacts that cannot be ignored or avoided. What promises to be a story of personal transformation turns into a chilling warning about how corporate greed kills individual empowerment." -- Foreword Clarion Reviews

"Derek Cressman's RealityTM 2048 is a novel of great consequence, one from which I will not easily escape. The ultimate question Cressman asks is what happens if people know they are misled but they just don't care? As one character says, 'A fact is a fact. They have nothing to do with reality.' Especially when Reality is trademarked. " -- Sue Wilson, director of the award winning media reform documentary Broadcast Blues and founder of the Media Action Center

"RealityTM 2048 may be a dystopian thriller, but it shouldn't be limited to these audiences. Social Issues and technology fiction readers will find plenty of shock and awe in Cressman's revealing portent of a possible social form of attack on a democratic, free, truly choice-driven life." -- D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Reviews

"Cressman has a nicely hone prose style suitable for telling his story and especially for elaborating very fluidly the many technological, broadcast, and social media advances (and distractions) that distinguish the story's future world." -- The Booklife Prize

"RealityTM 2048 is a thoughtful take on a plausible future. With a generous nod to George Orwell, Derek Cressman weaves a suspenseful tale set in a world where no one believes the news, and no one cares." -- Mal Warwick, Publisher, Mal Warwick on Books and author of Hell on Earth: What We Can Learn from Dystopian Fiction