Michael Angel is an American novelist, widely unrecognized as one of the foremost living writers of science fiction. Angel began writing novels in 2017. Or was it 2018? He can’t remember. Anyway, he started writing novels at the not so young age of 57. When asked why he started writing so late in life, he said he wanted to prove he had existed but was sad that his hypothesis had failed to pan out.
He was born, a lot of stuff happened, and that pretty much bumps us up to the present day. You can read the finer details in his memoir, which he plans on writing posthumously. He enjoys nature photography, writing, and hiking, but he gets paid as a software developer engineer architect by the industrial-military complex.
He is a closet humanitarian, environmentalist, and pacifist. Oops. I don’t think I was supposed to mention that. When asked about the apparent contradiction, he says he thinks it is caused by an irrational fear of eating canned dog food with plastic cutlery, although the dry dog food isn’t so bad. But not to worry, although he is starving as an artist, he is not a starving artist.
His two novels to date are:
- Property of Nature
- Bluffdale: A Case Study on the Dangers of Human Intimacy
A third novel is on the way, tentatively titled “The Golden Earring” and introduces the new language “Guacuno.”
An angsty modern-day historian linguist is forced to immerse himself in the pre-Columbian Guacuno tribe to prepare them for the alien invasion of 1492. He doesn’t speak the language. He doesn’t know basic survival skills. And he doesn’t have his cell phone.
Who is going to save whom?
“Ka, zi gua’kia za bo-buya cari-aba.”
“The Golden Earring” is in beta review and has a tentative release date of Summer 2021.
In our near future, when Earth is threatened with the existential crises of an impending death star, humanity attempts to migrate its ecosystems to a nearby solar system aboard an interstellar ark called Humanity. Moja, an ecogeneticist of Pandoran brilliance, genetically engineers the crew and the inhabitants of the Ark to survive the long voyage. Shida, a psychopathic entrepreneur, uses the mission as an opportunity to conduct illegal genetic experiments on behalf of the Nature Development Company outside the constraints of legal oversight for competitive advantage and new product lines.
The ecogenetic battle between Moja and Shida starts in the last remaining wild park of Africa, continues in the politics and economics of launch of Humanity, and plays out in the void of interstellar space. The unwitting pawns of the battle aboard the Ark are genetically engineered people called Kijani lead by Huru, genetically engineered elephants called Tembo led by Wingu, and hivemind robots called Guardians. They fight for their right to live and to become defined by more than the dreams and the aspirations of Moja and humanity, and the greed and ambition of Shida and the Nature Development company.
PROPERTY OF NATURE in an evolutionary tale that transcends time, space, biology, sentience, and morality.
PROPERTY OF NATURE is complete at 90,000 words. The manuscript is available at https://www.blurb.com/b/9896405-property-of-nature.
Human intimacy is fraught with ambiguity and uncertainty. Are relationships real? Are they reciprocated? Who is controlling whom? Nobody is spared when love enters the equation. Even the most intelligent and powerful need help to sort out the meaning of it all.
Ophelia Banks, a brilliant yet uncredentialed junior level tester, lies to her supervisor about the purpose of a personal check. The lie escalates from the check to the creation of a fictitious online NGO, to the NGO’s presence in a fictitious country with a fictitious population, to the fictitious country’s integration with both Yotta.com, the world’s largest online corporation, and the Agency facility in Bluffdale, Utah. The fictitious country emerges from the political toil of Kazakhstan, falling ever deeper into the geopolitics and economy of the real world. The forces that fuel the illusion grows beyond Ophelia’s ability to control it.
The online country satisfies the addictive needs for attention, intimacy, social connection, curiosity, greed, power, information, and truth of the characters unknowingly caught in the web of deceit. The collapse of the fictitious country and the genocide of its fictitious people exposes the vulnerability of each character’s online addictions, resulting in very real and dire consequences for the characters and all of online society.
BLUFFDALE is complete at 92,000 words. The book is available at https://www.blurb.com/b/9896419-bluffdale.