Outland Exile: Book 1 of Old Men and Infidels

The United States is dead and the Democratic Unity killed it.

After catastrophic wars and the Meltdown, The Unity rules from its East Coast citadel, leaving the outlands to savages and its strangely altered plants. Providing free health care, employment, and ThiZ (the drug of any really civilized life), the Unity mandates retirement at forty before fatigue and error contaminate a culture of youth, innovation and vigor.

With liberating body implants, history’s finest democracy supervises every citizen for her/his/its own and the nation’s welfare. Seventeen-year-old Lieutenant Malila Chiu, is a veteran officer who, despite well-earned fame, finds her career in tatters. Vandalism at a distant station triggers her demotion. Facing denunciation … or worse, Malila’s one option is to enter the outlands to repair the station herself. At first, the repairs go well.

Dropping from fatigue, she wakes to find a hideously ancient savage has murdered her platoon and now holds a knife at her throat, making her the … Outland Exile.

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Syed Ahmed

Reading this book was a prodigious walk of life, the chronological events were so mesmerizing that you can’t avoid reading them again and again. Spectacularly plotted, the appealing language of the book contributes to the diversion of a reader. The book satisfied me with its commendable aspects.

I was very fascinated by the story of Malila Evanova Chiu, A seventeen-year-old, second lieutenant of the DUFS (Democratic Unity Forces for Security), the last great high tech utopia after the fall of the USA in the mid-21st century..
Dr. Boutwell, describes and illustrates very well how a young lieutenant Sees herself as an amoral agent, manipulative of her fellow officers, using her “Four Rules.” One remarkable rule mentioned is: “Don’t confuse people with too many choices,” allowing Chiu to gull her fellow officers into a bit of vandalism for their own greater glory.
Malila is brought up to imagine herself as the Unity’s best example: active , courageous, intelligent and canny. Meanwhile, Malila had a horrendous nightmare, eating into her and indicating her ultimate defeat, leading her to cry at the point it choked her to breath.
Betrayed and sent to the barbarous outlands, Malila is almost immediately captured by the disfigured and incredibly old (to Malila) Jesse Johnstone who illuminates to her a non fictional world of the outlands. Despite the realization that her homeland has deceived her, Malila tries to maintain herself in those dark days of her captivity where every new day brings new assaults

She returns to the Unity but is then required to enter Alpha_Drover, a virtual loyalty test. She’s cooped up in the undesirable phantasms of the CORE. All she yearns for is to get back to the real world of the outlands. This brings up the question whether she could flee from that dark and ill-wanted thoughts. And welcomes the glorious phase of life where she can witness aesthetic, living and self-satisfying nature and its organic beings’ innocence.

Ergo, if you are the one fascinated with science and fiction and are curious to find out more about the phenomenal world of Unity and Outlands and so much more interesting facts by being intensely dipped in it then Outland Exile is no doubt the best thing since sliced bread. It embodies a political (suggest post-apocalyptic rather than) dystopian, a totalitarian society and the psychological conflicts inherent in it that will keep your mind engaged in characters and events. The writer has adopted such a tremendous way of elaboration that after every event in the story will keep you compelling to fantasize what will happen next.
Hence, It is immensely recommended book, which enhances the thinking ability as well as it entertains the human psychology which teaches how to tackle with situations.

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