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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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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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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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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

Read an excerpt here. Available as Kindle or hardback from Amazon

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Mankind Limited – Pebble

http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk Read an excerpt here. Available as Kindle or hardback from Amazon

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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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Mankind Limited – Fascinated

http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk Read an excerpt here. Available as Kindle or hardback from Amazon

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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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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

  http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk Read an excerpt here. Available as Kindle or hardback from Amazon or CreateSpace http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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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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Winding Down to Take a Break

As the year starts to come to an end I am thinking forward to the new year. How will I approach blogging this time? Last year I started off with the intention of dialling back. It didn't work out that way. As I watched my stats dwindling in the first month I couldn't take it.… Continue reading Winding Down to Take a Break

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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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The Secret

For One-Liner Wednesday & #JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 24, 2018 http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk Read an excerpt here. Available as Kindle or hardback from Amazon or CreateSpace http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk Another cheat - it's more than one line! Shhhh   In response to #JusJoJan, JusJoJan, #1linerweds  

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Tradition

For JusJoJan 3rd One-Liner Wednesday   Tradition is nothing but the empty echo of oppression By? Me - Scott Andrew Bailey - 🙂 Quoted from here Mankind Limited Couldn't resist a cheeky bit of promo. In response to #JusJoJan, JusJoJan, #1linerweds  

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Last Minute Presents

If you are stuck for ideas - here are a few. They are original and different - plus being ebooks they have the advantage of not being hindered by delivery issues 🙂 Mankind Limited Marc trudged on with life, marching in line with his fellow workers. Weighed down by the everyday burdens of life, the… Continue reading Last Minute Presents

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Next Year

I am in a quandary - what to do with this blog next year. This year I set up prescheduled posts - three a day for a whole year! Then I posted each day as and when I could. This has resulted in two things. A lot of repetition, the same posts being seen over… Continue reading Next Year

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Odd Stats

According to Amazon's own Author Central - the ranking for all three of my books has shot up considerably - despite the fact that I haven't sold any extra copies lately. Wonder what's going on?  

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Best Year So Far!

When I hit over 10000 views at the end of last year I thought it would be a hard target to beat - yet here I am just over halfway through the year and I have beaten it already! I have to thank my followers and all who have read - a little or a… Continue reading Best Year So Far!

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Happy Book Day!

Here's a  few you might like to try 🙂   to find out more click on http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Marathon Scheduling

So regular readers of my blog will notice that a lot of my posts have been about my books. In fact, they are marketing posts in an attempt to bolster sales and increase awareness and interest. I have been trying to do one for each book each day but it all takes time. With that… Continue reading Marathon Scheduling

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Mankind Limited – The Secret

http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk Read an excerpt here. Available as Kindle or hardback from Amazon or CreateSpace http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Sales and Stats slowly climbing

I did it! Well, the first of my aims for the end of this year. I made it over 10,000 views this year. Paltry compared to some I know but miles better than any previous year for me. Just another 90 followers to pick up now 🙂 On top of that a few more sales… Continue reading Sales and Stats slowly climbing

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Another Sale!

Out of the blue not only sold a book of poems but also my novel. They both make good presents. Not to mention the new short story collection. Check them all out at my website. http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk 

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Mankind Limited Another Review

"This book ⇑⇑⇑ should be a movie. Somewhere in Hollywood right now there are actors waiting for their agents to deliver this story in script format to them. The makings of all action-packed adventure films is here. I can see the film in my mind’s eye. But this one is different. It’s not fast-paced for… Continue reading Mankind Limited Another Review

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Mankind Limited – Another Fantastic Review

A detailed, in-depth and insightful review of Mankind Limited from Silver Threading. Check it out here.. and many thanks to her for the review!

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Mankind Limited – The Secret

http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk Read an excerpt here. Available as Kindle or hardback from Amazon or CreateSpace Now also available at Smashwords, IBooks, Barnes and Noble and many other reputable outlets.

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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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Game of Thrones – the Payoff

Last season (Season 5), I was getting more and more worried about Game of Thrones. Sure I loved it kept me gripped and on the edge of my seat - wanting the next episode to come as quickly as possible. But that in a way was my worry. Most of that tension came from the sudden… Continue reading Game of Thrones – the Payoff

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Mankind Limited -Selling Off Society

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 or CreateSpace

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The Execution – Story Featured

A short story I wrote - The Execution has been featured on the writing website Thanet Writers. Check it out here http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk/images/demo/slider/pexels-photo.png If you like it check out my other work here or at my website

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One step closer to this …

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 One step closer to this …

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Self Publishing Ups and Downs

Well, it's only been a week since I venture onto Smashwords so this is probably premature - but... Emotionally it's been up and down. I was elated that I got through to the premium catalogue on the first attempt - gives me confidence that I have the technical skills at least! Seeing my book in the… Continue reading Self Publishing Ups and Downs

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Mankind Limited

Now only £1.99! 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… Continue reading Mankind Limited

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Mankind Limited – Quote 5

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Mankind Ltd – Quote

What right had she to make decisions for other people? What had made her think that those posters were true? How dare she have the courage to break those chains? By Scott Bailey  Read an excerpt here. Available as Kindle or hardback from Amazon or CreateSpace

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Mankind Limited – excerpt

Here - for those who missed it a teaser for my book Mankind Limited - the Prologue and Chapter One.  If you enjoy - click through to get the whole book. And spread the word... Prologue Darkness outside. From the expanse of his office, the Facilitator gazed down at the city spread below. Orange lights… Continue reading Mankind Limited – excerpt

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Mankind Limited.

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, vows to overthrow the established order. They embark… Continue reading Mankind Limited.