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Mankind Limited – The Sky

The sky to the west was as dark as a promise of Armageddon. It was punctuated occasionally by a piercing fork of blue-white lightning. As piercing as the eyes that watched. Mankind Ltd. Read an excerpt here. Available as Kindle or hardback from Amazon

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Mankind Limited Excerpt

To whet your whistles here is the Prologue and Chapter One. Prologue Darkness outside. From the expanse of his office, the Facilitator gazed down at the city spread below. Orange lights twinkled. A busy machine. It was his. They were entwined. Both products of this still young, brave new millennium. He smiled. He held a… Continue reading Mankind Limited Excerpt

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Confined

By Scott Bailey © 2015 Space. It stretched out before him - endless, dark, enticing. The stars were faint and blurry through the thick glass view port, moving in a slow arc across his vision. He could feel the endless nothing all around, calling to his soul, a siren’s whisper. Float with us. Float with… Continue reading Confined

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Sir Richard Francis Burton

By Scott Bailey If ever you are looking for a good and somewhat different biography to read them try Burton: A Biography of Sir Richard Francis Burton by Byron Farwell. I am not one for biographies myself - I only read this one due to the fact that he was featured in one of my… Continue reading Sir Richard Francis Burton

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Big Brother is Dead

George Orwell's 1984 Showed us the nightmare vision of socialism gone to extremes It didn't come to pass. Instead - we welcomed in something far more insidious. Capitalism unmarked. Welcome to Mankind Limited Welcome to the rebellion Welcome to The Secret In response to Scott Daily Prompt - 1984

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Questions

By Scott Bailey © 2014 She came out of the store just in time to see her young son playing on the sidewalk directly in the path of the gray, gaunt man who strode down the centre of the walk like a mechanical derelict. The boy looked up at her once the man had passed,… Continue reading Questions

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Dip Into Something New

Slip away for a few hours, into other worlds - away from all the troubles of this one. Perhaps into the future - a near-future - dark and disturbing and yet - so close. There, follow the fates of four people worn down and broken, angry with the system. Who break out of it, try… Continue reading Dip Into Something New

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All my books are now available in Hardcover

Yes, if you fancy a bit more luxury, you can now get all four of my books in hardcover format! For quick links to them all jump over to my Amazon Page. Or read on. Mankind Limited Marc trudged on with life, marching in line with his fellow workers. Weighed down by the everyday burdens… Continue reading All my books are now available in Hardcover

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Read It! Don’t let it come to pass!

Humanity reduced to a bottom line. Trapped. In a world where everything is measured and control pervades every area of life, four people begin to break down. Instead, they break through the walls of deceit and propaganda and into a world of revolution. Each, in their way, vow to overthrow the established order. They embark… Continue reading Read It! Don’t let it come to pass!

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Mankind Limited – Succumb

Would all the earth succumb to the concrete blanket of mankind? Was that the best legacy they could leave? Was their vision that limited? One day there would come a time when it would be more profitable to tear these trees down than to leave them. Then there would be no power on earth that… Continue reading Mankind Limited – Succumb

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A Dangerous Rebellion

Four people, four rebels. Rejecting society or rejected by it - either way, they have had enough. They have decided to fight - and they have taken on the government on its most dangerous and brutal front. Will they survive? And have they thought about what comes next? Or why they are fighting? Will their… Continue reading A Dangerous Rebellion

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Mankind Limited – Nothing Changed

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Mankind Limited – Pebble

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Capitalist Control

Brave New World  (Aldous Huxley)  shows us almost perfect social control by programming people at birth - even before birth. People as used like cattle unaware and caring for nothing. 1984 (George Orwell). The people are fully aware of the hell they are in and the control the state has over them - they are… Continue reading Capitalist Control

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A Dark Future Vision – Or is it Already Here

This book shows the how society could evolve if capitalism were allowed to follow through to its extremes. It's a dark shadow of this world. Or is it? Is this the world that we already live in? Enter a world of pressure and release - rebellion and doubt and the rediscovery of a simple Secret… Continue reading A Dark Future Vision – Or is it Already Here

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Meet the Characters – William

William William considers himself the only true revolutionary there has been. Living a life of utter destitution below the city, he leads a community of people the rest of the world sees as outcasts and losers. His is the long game. He know's the aim, he knows what he is fighting for. He also knows… Continue reading Meet the Characters – William

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Meet the Characters – Richard

Mankind Limited Richard Richard burns. He burns with a fury that is too bright for him to look at. He fights the system in whatever inventive ways he can concoct. He never asks why he fights or what his ultimate goal is. He just needs the fight. So defeat almost crushes him, forces him to… Continue reading Meet the Characters – Richard

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Meet the Characters – Jane

Mankind Limited Jane Jane is a rebel. Of sorts. She engages in rebellious activity and she is good at it. If anyone had tracked her exploits they might say she was a genius. Because that was correct no one had ever tracked her. But the truth was that so far in her life she had… Continue reading Meet the Characters – Jane

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Meet the Characters – Marc

Mankind Limited Marc Marc is a model citizen, devoted to the ideals of modern society. Moderately successful in his career, climbing the ladder with a beautiful partner by his side. So why is he plagued by nightmares? Why is he so disaffected? What is the truth that he can feel trying to poke its way… Continue reading Meet the Characters – Marc

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Moxie

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Moxie not talentSeems to be an effectiveQualification Photo by Snapwire on Pexels.com

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Tailor-Made

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Tailor-made suitsTailor-made holidaysTailor-made experiencesTailor-made careersTailor-made relationshipsTailor-made friendsTailor-made lives You knowNo matter the tailorClothes just don’t fit me wellConsider meThe scruffAnd happy to be Photo by The Lazy Artist Gallery on Pexels.com

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Buried

By Scott Bailey © 2017 In the few idle moments of the dayThe fewThe very fewI thinkI dreamBig plansAnd smallHow I can achieve my goalsHow I will relax tonightA film?A beer?Finish my masterpieceFind fame and fortuneAnd then the moment's goneReality bitesDecisions are taken awayAnd I am the whim of everyone else againMaybeI should stop thinkingStop… Continue reading Buried

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Caper

By Scott Bailey © 2017 The caper is upThe plot has escapedFrom all those lords and ladiesIn their ermine capesWe know their gameTime for revolutionIs that what we'll do?Or just carry on the same? Photo by Naveen Annam on Pexels.com

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Red Sails

By Scott Bailey © 2017 The red sails are risingIn the grey of the dawnThe grey spume is partingBefore the forlorn Drawing out passionPromising dreamsTo the young and the lostInto the sea they stream The red sails are goneOver the blueLong is the draughtOf its bitter brew The red sails are partingTearing apartLovers and mothersFrom… Continue reading Red Sails

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Carrier

By Scott Bailey © 2017 The secret passengerScampers aroundJust looking for a snackInnocent, unawareOf the death that he carries Photo by freestocks.org on Pexels.com

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Rested Wheel

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Why aren’t we railing?Why aren’t we mad?Why do we sit in silence?In apathy so sad. Is the sickle blunted?The hammer dropped and cracked?Has the guillotine lost its edge?Has liberty backtracked?​ The peasants have moved onFrom field to factory to desk.Is it beautiful progressOr captivity grotesque So day after dayafter day… Continue reading Rested Wheel

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Cringe

By Scott Bailey © 2017 We all have those momentsThat we cringe to recallShould we try to wipe them?Or are they signposts to us all? Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com

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Illusion Time

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Time for illusionFor magic to be castFor the world to fadeAnd dreams to ascend Photo by Kaique Rocha on Pexels.com

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A Blank Piece of Paper

By Scott Bailey © 2017 ABlank piece of paperHasLimitless potentialTo becomeA planeA swanA hatOr an idle doodleOr a poem of griefOr loveOr rageA protestA pleaA stiff complaintA soft seductionOrThe startOf a whole new world Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com

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Meddler

By Scott Bailey © 2017 We should meddleWith the peddling of their liesWe should obscureAll the surety of their spiesWe should extrapolateWhat they obfuscateTo find truthWe should hold handsIn bands and landsOf support Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com

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Mankind Limited – Fascinated

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Silver Threadings Review – Mankind Limited

Scott Bailey skillfully wove a tale of intrigue and suspense with just the right amount of dystopian dread. Bravo! Silver Threading Title:  Mankind Limited Author: Scott Bailey File Size: 958 KB Print Length: 376 pages Publisher: Scott Bailey Publication Date: August 19, 2013 Sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English ASIN: B00EOA1RW2 Formats: Paperback and Kindle Goodreads Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Dystopian Fantasy In the… Continue reading Silver Threadings Review – Mankind Limited

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My dark dystopian vision is starting to look like a brighter alternative!

Humanity reduced to a bottom line. Trapped. In a world where everything is measured and control pervades every area of life, four people begin to break down. Instead, they break through the walls of deceit and propaganda and into a world of revolution. Each, in their way, vow to overthrow the established order. They embark… Continue reading My dark dystopian vision is starting to look like a brighter alternative!

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Mankind Limited – The Future?

Want to know where we will end up when we have finished selling off society? Read on.. http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk Read an excerpt here. Available as Kindle or hardback from Amazon

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New Doctor once more.

As the rumour mill start to grind again, I will simply repeat my observation that Peter Dinkalge should be the new Doctor Who. Maybe someone out there connected to casting my see it? Maybe it will get passed on to the right people? Maybe it might come true. Maybe? <a title="Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ,… Continue reading New Doctor once more.

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Mankind Limited

In a world obsessed with measurement and success four rebels question everything – including themselves. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00EOA1RW2

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Less Noise, More Action

That kind of sums up my approach to 2020, particularly to writing. 2019 was not overly productive for me. I curated and edited some old work into a new collection - Andervayne's Dream. I also continued to try and market my existing books, Mankind Limited, A Spring of Dreams and Thirteen Tales of Ghosts. Not… Continue reading Less Noise, More Action

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Mankind Limited – Fascinated

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The Joker

I was not very interested or impressed when they announced there was going to be a standalone Joker movie. I was even less so when they announced it would be Joaquin Phoenix playing him.Then the first images came out and my expectations went down even further. Then there was this. https://youtu.be/fDM6UP-TLPc Now - I know… Continue reading The Joker

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Brexit Answers

Tired of all the confusion? Worried about Brexit? Want answers in all this chaos? Read this book. You will be none the wiser but you will have one more good story in your head. And a break from all the madness. Mankind Limited By Scott Bailey Marc trudged on with life, marching in line with… Continue reading Brexit Answers

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Doctor Who and King Arthur – together at last – sort of

Warning - no spoilers - just a ramble. With all the problems and hence all the attention we need to give my youngest due to his autism - my older son often feels left out. In order to try and alleviate this a bit, I try and have some father and son time with him… Continue reading Doctor Who and King Arthur – together at last – sort of

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Amazon Marketing Services – Worth it?

Anyone in this corner of the blogosphere had any experience or success with Amazon Marketing Services? Wondering about dallying with it to boost the ailing sales of my books?

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A Ripple of Reviews

I don't know if that is the correct collective noun but it should be 🙂 Here are a few reviews I have accrued over time. Thirteen Tales (of Ghosts)  Excellently Eerie! AAA+++!! 30 January 2018  Witty, scary, creepy, delicious, and not without a deft touch of wit! Well-crafted visions of the dark side! So refreshing to… Continue reading A Ripple of Reviews

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His and Hers Towels

For SocS Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “his/her(s).” Use one, use both, bonus points if you start your post with one and end with the other. Have fun! A real stream of consciousness today. Typed the first line and went from there. A bit teen angst like  - but hey. By… Continue reading His and Hers Towels

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Empty Tales

For SocS Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “tail/tale.” Use one, used them both, you decide. Enjoy! Kind of used my lack of inspiration today as the subject.   Empty Tales By Scott Bailey © 2018 I have no tales to tell Rather I have But the retelling of them Empties them… Continue reading Empty Tales

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Change

For One-Liner Wednesday & #JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 31st, 2018     "The only Constant is Change" Frank Herbert - Dune Enough said. In response to #JusJoJan, JusJoJan, #1linerweds  

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Knights

For #JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 28th, 2018   So, again I am coming to this late at night - the only time I seem to get to a keyboard these days. We have been out at parks and constructing trampolines in the back garden. I am annoyed I haven't had time for this prompt as it's… Continue reading Knights

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Movement

For The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan Daily Prompt, Jan. 27th, 2018 By Scott Bailey © 2018 There is a rising tide It swells and grows The recedes Pauses and grows again Lapping against the ancient Castle The stronghold Of power From long ago Where gold grows Around the feet Of the rulers Seemingly… Continue reading Movement

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Address

For #JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 26th, 2018 Your address Should be Where your heart is Instead It has become Your ID Identifying you for what you are What you stand for Your worth and And most importantly The most effective way to Extract money from you In response to #JusJoJan, JusJoJan,