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The Little Green Book of Chairman Rahma


Little Green Book of Chairman Rahma

Cover art courtesy of Tor.

Brian Herbert offers us an original and imaginative “what if” glimpse into the future in The Little Green Book of Chairman Rahma: The United States government has fallen in the wake of the green revolt; now it’s a clean cool world void of the big polluters as the corporate power structure is replaced by the dictatorship of Chairman Rahma and his verdant gavel. But like Lord Acton taught us, power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Over time, the corporations mount a counter attack and the Chairman’s reign weakens ever-so-slightly. Read on, and you see that Herbert’s story is a summation of world history: like every other super-power time has known, Chairman Rahma is left to dance across the mouth of an invisible precipice while voices continually ask, “where to next?”

by John Aiello


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This entry was posted on July 23, 2014 by in 2014, In the Spotlight, July 2014, Rat On Fiction & Nonfiction and tagged , , .
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