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New America

New America

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By the mid twenty-first century civilization is experiencing a hangover from the boom times and rampant consumerism of previous decades. Food prices and unemployment are at all-time highs, while emergency food and water and energy rationing are the norm.

To reduce humanity's ecological footprint, and stave off a worldwide catastrophe, governments around the globe begin to miniaturize segments of their populations and relocate them to mini-utopias free of poverty, hunger, and for the most part, crime.

When Bob and Maureen Smith lose their life savings in a bad investment, and their only daughter a month later, they take the plunge and miniaturize. Yet when Maureen backs out at the last moment, Bob finds himself on his own in the strange new world--and discovers it's not all it's cracked up to be.


"Thriller fans and readers of Stephen King, Joe Lansdale, and other masters of the art will find much to love in this highly recommended, action-packed read." - Midwest Book Review on Island of the Dolls

"An understated horror story that will remind readers what chattering teeth sound like." -Kirkus on Suicide Forest

"[A] short, sharp shocker...Bates writes persuasively from Brian's adolescent point of view, making the horror of his youthful reminiscences that much more intense." - Publishers Weekly on Black Canyon

"Jeremy Bates has written a great book that would make a great Hollywood screenplay!" - Suspense Magazine on The Taste of Fear

"Bates takes an intriguing premise to shocking lengths, revealing the outcome only in an epilogue. A graphically violent story with building suspense and a moral about where weaving such a web may lead." - Booklist on White Lies

"The Catacombs is a thrilling descent into the unknown, peeling back the dark layers like a rotting onion, tears running down your face as you try to climb your way out. A hypnotic story of buried truths, disfigured creatures, and lost histories told with an authoritative voice full of heart and insight." - Richard Thomas, Bram Stoker nominated author on The Catacombs

"Jeremy Bates doesn't miss a trick, teasing and misleading, ratcheting up the tension as the heroine...loses traction on a slippery slope of deceptions." - Glenn Kleier, New York Times bestselling author on White Lies

"A horror story like none other...makes for a read that will delight horror fans who want their novels steeped in psychological suspense as well as action." - Midwest Book Review on The Catacombs

"A success!" - Hellnotes on Suicide Forest


"Definitely gave me chills reading this late at night which hasn't happened since I was a 13 year old teenager reading Stephen King's, It, for the first time." - verothehero

"Move over King and Koontz there's a new talent in town." - judy pfanner

"I had to stop reading at certain points because he was freaking me out. That only happens to me with one other writer--Stephen King." - Lyn Lutrzykowski

"I think of early Clive Barker, without the guts." - H. Kelly

"Suicide Forest is up the with Joe Hills Heart Shaped Box." - Lola Cain

"Scariest book I've ever read" - Jamie Dobbs

"If you like Greg Olsen or Jeffrey Deaver, Jeremy Bates is a great new talent." - Lnh

"If you like Greg Olsen or Jeffrey Deaver, Jeremy Bates is a great new talent." - Lnh

Used availability for Jeremy Bates's New America

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Kindle Editions

December 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: New America: Utopia Calling
Author(s): Jeremy Bates
Publisher: Ghillinnein Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

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