Drill & Sanctimony

      Peter Anthony
Drill & Sanctimony

Overweight. Opinionated. Obsessed with video games and war movies. In U.S. Army basic training, Paul Sprungli connives, eats, and bumbles through ten weeks, running a contraband market, exploring religions, and facing military justice from a diminutive Drill Sergeant.Paul Sprungli. Overweight. Opinionated. Obsessed with video games and war movies. In U.S. Army basic training, he connives, eats, and bumbles through ten weeks, running a contraband market, exploring religions, and facing military justice from the diminutive Drill Sergeant Pint. Bunking with Sprungli is an exemplary soldier who succumbs to the most trying element of the modern U.S. Army's co-ed training environment: falling in love. Sprungli becomes the courier of notes, until he learns to doctor the messages and bring Drill Sergeant Pint into a fraternizing love triangle. A military comedy for the 21st century.

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    The Plenty

      Peter Anthony
The Plenty

With the harvest underway and children preparing for Halloween, the Marak and Werther families clash over faith, farming, and family ties.With the harvest underway and children preparing for Halloween, the Marak and Werther families clash over faith, farming, and family ties. The Plenty takes place within a twenty-four hour period, beginning ten years after Ray Marak learned that Josh Werther is the biological father of Ethan. Ray Marak, no longer bankrupt but thriving, concerns himself with the succession of the farm, intending to divide the property between Jacob and Ethan. A brothers feud begins when Ethan returns from college and learns that Jacob, running wild during his senior year of high school, has crossed a line. Likewise, Josh Werther's vices before marriage resurface, resulting in tragedy that will rock the town. In the middle of it all, Renee Marak, a torn mother, tries to hold both families together.

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    Accelerating Returns

      Peter Anthony
Accelerating Returns

Accelerating Returns is about science, progress, and the war for public opinion in the coming century. Rogue extremists known as Blockers perform acts of terror to create spectacles of worst-case-scenario science to spur the masses to action. A young, inspiring CEO takes her biotech firm from zero to empire, only to be undermined by Blockers seeking to show the dark side of technology.Rule #7 of Blocker’s Manifesto: A Blocker does not operate underground. He participates in a group. He is mainstream. All things anathema to him, he must embrace and make central to his life.Inspired by Ray Kurzweil’s Law of Accelerating Returns, Bill Joy’s Why the Future Doesn’t Need Us, and Hugo de Garis’ The Coming Artilect War. The Law of Accelerating Returns states that technology in the coming century will be so “rapid and profound it represents a rupture in the fabric of human history.” On one side will stand those who welcome radical advancement in technology, versus those on the other side who attempt to subvert and destroy it. Accelerating Returns is a novel about science, progress, and the war for public opinion. Rogue extremists known as Blockers perform acts of terror to create spectacles of worst-case-scenario science to spur the masses to action. A young, inspiring CEO takes her biotech firm from zero to empire, only to be undermined by a ruthless executive with his own anti-science agenda. A disgruntled researcher sees his work usurped by a charismatic scientist and is recruited by the neo-Luddites. Blockers are not street thugs throwing rocks. They are scientists and executives in research labs and board rooms whose single purpose is to deter the inevitable integration of man and machine.

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