Dystopian Dawn: A sci-fi thriller. A story of revenge set in the near future. A man awakes in a strange room, in a strange building. Unfortunately, this man has no memory. With a little help along the way, he soon learns his name is David and that his family have been killed by a virus. David was also infected but didn’t react the same as the rest of his family. He survived, but, he must take medication daily in order to control the infection. The biggest side affect is memory loss. It becomes apparent that the virus was placed in hide house by a team of people. David must find the people responsible before his next dose of medication; before he forgets everything.
Unfortunately; this world in which David has awoken, proves nothing is what it seems. Set in a near future with an apocalyptic edge. We follow David on a desperate journey. A journey full of revenge, betrayal and love and loss….. did I mention betrayal?
I began writing this book during the first lockdown of the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic was what inspired me to write it in the first place. The deadly virus, the conspiracies of wether or not it was man made? The pandemic gave me a not just a starting point for my story but a layer in which to wrap the story in. But a layer which is unraveling the whole time.
When writing Dystopian Dawn, I never really thought about a particular age group in which to categorise it. But as the story progressed, it became very aggressive and graphic with both its language and violence. It was obvious in the end that this book was aimed for a maturer audience.
On completion of Dystopian Dawn, I was happy that I’d finished my first novella. I figured; If it gained any popularity overtime then that would be a great bonus. Maybe, one day a cult following! But all that’s yet to be seen. For now, I’m just happy it’s out there.
I feel this book could be a good choice for anyone who wants a quick but thought provoking read. Anyone who likes a bit of sci-fi (but not too distant future) and a bit of revenge. Also, readers who like a positive and hopeful ending could benefit from this book. There are some twists and turns along the way throughout Dystopian Dawn, and there maybe many readers who, once finished reading it, will may have to consider reading it a second time to gain more of an understanding of what actually happened in the story. Therefore, this could could be a good book for someone who likes a bit of a head scratcher.
A bit about myself: I’m married with three beautiful girls. I began writing about ten years ago with a self help book which I created for the overweight. I then went on to write books of poetry and a joke book as well. I have been self published since 2012 but am glad to say I have recently become a signed author. Dystopian Dawn is my first story book. My first novella and hopefully first of many. I do still write poetry and will be releasing more later in the year.
Strangely enough, growing up and as an adult, I never had the patience or want to read. It has only been very recently that I’d started reading properly. By properly I mean novels such as; The Shining, The Exorcist, Rosemary’s Baby, Billy Summers… and so on.
Dystopian Dawn is available via kindle/paperback and hardback.
I have already started work on my next book which will also be my first novel. Very exciting days are ahead.
Thank you for reading.
Benjamin J. Devlin