Russell H. Plante
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THE DITHER BIRD
“Beware the Dither Bird” is a provocative, contemporary novel about two friends—one attempting to save a forest and its wildlife from extinction—the other attempting to warn people about foreboding satellite radio messages of harmful national events yet to occur.
Maxwell Draper, a physicist, receives time dilated radio messages from a satellite in deep space and is witness to perceived warnings about subversive transformations within the country. Nelson Quip, his friend from college days is also witness to troublesome transformations in his hometown of Laslo, Maine—a development that will cause the extinction of a forest and its wildlife. During the course of their resolve to fight for what they believe, both come to realize that large organizations can obviate the voice of any one individual. Both come to understand that consequential harmful changes can occur because of people's inattention to destructive policies, and that inveterate lies, misrepresented facts, and the deliberate obfuscation of pertinent information are common links between them. Two stories—one message, revealing a look into our future.
This provocative, contemporary novel is based upon actual national events, unheeded warnings about failing policies, and the associated indifference to inaction. It is a philosophical story about perceived decadence in a transitory period of time for a changing nation, about disturbing outcomes caused by people's inattention to factual news reports, and about scientific speculation versus science fiction and fantasy. What will happen if we remain unaware of the facts in a changing world and continue to ignore the troubling events that surround us on a daily basis? The answer is contained in this story—an outcome that only you can decide. The story is an alarming and eye-opening profile of things to come...
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