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The Pollutant Speaks Alex Cochran

The Pollutant Speaks By Alex Cochran

The Pollutant Speaks by Alex Cochran

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A discharged mental patient finds himself bankrupt, and his only escape is to venture further into the cosmos than he ever dreamed. This thrilling debut novel by Alex Cochran explores language, politics and law through the lens of alien possibilities.

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The Pollutant Speaks by Alex Cochran

Unveil the Cosmic Adventure of "The Pollutant Speaks" Dive into a mind-bending world where science fiction meets literary prowess in "The Pollutant Speaks." This electrifying novel, set against the backdrop of humanity grappling with ecological and political turmoil, transports readers into a universe of untapped imagination and awakening. Book Summary A stagnating humanity is crushed onto seven small worlds, while the enigmatic union of alien life seems to set impossible goals to qualify for contact. When a discharged mental patient finds himself bankrupt, his only escape is to venture further into the cosmos than he ever dreamed. Do his inner demons hold the secret to peace with our stellar neighbours? Or will a fanatical leader and his cult return humanity to the dark ages? Key Themes Environmental Consciousness: "The Pollutant Speaks" delves deep into the consequences of human living conditions and the urgent need for change. Artificial Intelligence: As AI and technology intertwine with our daily lives, the novel explores the ethics and implications of such integration. Fragments of Literature: The book's demons embody centuries of literature and poetry, binding us into a slipstream of reading. Society and Philosophy: A vivid narrative entwines science, philosophy, and emotion to create a mesmerizing tale of self-discovery. Immerse yourself in "The Pollutant Speaks" and experience a vision of our future that's both haunting and hopeful. This stunning debut literary science fiction novel will leave you pondering the power of human choice and the transformative potential within us all. Get your copy today and become part of the Paraunion.

The Pollutant Speaks Reviews

"Telling this surprising story with brisk efficiency despite rich concepts, a sense of poetry, and welcome literary ambition, Cochran deftly portrays the power of human minds to learn, teach, and stand up to the worst of our species. Evans's journey of self-realization and redemption, featuring fascinating and sometimes head-spinning development of Para language and future technology. This will delight lovers of thoughtful, ambitious science fiction." Editor's Pick - BookLife; "A studied, intricate look at a futuristic age of alien contact [...] like William Gibson's Neuromancer [...] readers will be rewarded with an imaginative story that doesn't fail to surprise" Kirkus Reviews

About Alex Cochran

Alex Cochran is the pseudonym of Alex Weinle, a writer based in Cambridge, England. He authors short stories, graphic novels, and film scripts. His debut novel is THE POLLUTANT SPEAKS from Bee Orchid Press, with a forthcoming audiobook version. His works often revolve around possible futures and immersing the reader in the people of those worlds to discover something about themselves. See what he's up to on Instagram @alexcochran or Twitter @cannotbegrouped.At various times, a scientist, a surfer, a code monkey and a journalist, Alex now focuses on crafting and conceiving fiction with all the pain and joys involved. He has written screenplays for short films Insider (2018), CopyCats (2020) and McPherson's Toys (see IMDB) and short fiction in magazines like Jupiter and anthologies. Alex has an MA in Science Fiction to go with his near-mint-conditon-unused BSc in Astrophysics. He narrates for the Tales To Terrify and other podcasts.

Table of Contents

1 Poverty or the nearest thing 1 2 In winter we'll talk 14 3 And fibre your blood 23 4 Their ragged and joyous lives 29 5 They fly like bats 34 6 Clocks drift in the night 37 7 We shall walk softly there 42 8 Each hot and empty thing 48 9 If you were coming in the fall 55 10 Because I do not hope 62 11 And when the music stops 77 12 In the well of a wave 82 13 Nor for the towering dead 94 14 Sorry I could not stay 103 15 The whine upon the rail 110 16 The sun now rose upon the right 116 17 Loved the wicked city 122 18 Burning out of season 127 19 Introduction to the Devout Life 130 20 Among his ruin'd porches 137 21 Molon labe 149 22 Trippers and askers surround me 159 23 God-awful small affair 161 24 Back again 163 25 I shall be telling this with a sigh 166 26 No passport required 169 27 Behind mabinogian curtains 182 28 Angel with wild eye 191 29 Have known autumn too long 198 30 The Carmelite on the steps 205 31 As the minutes burn away 212 32 And he stoppeth one in five 216 33 Finds, and shall find me 227 34 Over parched fields dreams wander 238 35 The molossus unwound 247 36 He sings the song twice over 253

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The Pollutant Speaks by Alex Cochran
Bee Orchid Press
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