In the future this will not be necessary by Paul Samael

In the future this will not be necessary

Miles Jensen has a confession to make. To the "true believers", he is the faithful guardian of a website devoted to the late Pete Novotnik, founder of a technology-obsessed internet cult. But Miles is not a "true believer" - he only got involved out of a desire to rekindle an affair with Pete's wife, Kay. Hoping to shock the cult’s followers into a crisis of faith, he decides to reveal his dubious role in Pete's death. But when a journalist starts to investigate, Miles is forced to confront the truth about his motives for wanting to undermine the cult and his feelings for Kay.

Thought-provoking with flashes of dry humour, "In the future..." is a dark tale of jealousy, belief and the utopian dreams we project onto technology.


"A thoughtful, intriguing and worthwhile book" (Tom Lichtenberg, Smashwords review)

“This story is about an insecure writer who by accident becomes deeply entwined with the key figure of a ‘techno cult’ [….] It's a well written tale and it drew me in from the early pages.” (blobmonster, Smashwords review)

"[F]resh and interesting… a high quality work independently published by a literary writer" (Lisa Thatcher)

“Miles Jensen is an emotionally risk averse modern day Hamlet [who] does not so much live life as thinks about it. [….] Socrates cautioned that the unexamined life was not worth living. By turning a very bright light upon Miles’ incessant thinking, Samael cautions that the over-examined life is not worth living either. In our age of self-absorption, that message should be shouted from the rooftops. Samael does it more quietly, but in a way that is very memorable.” – (Martha Deighton, Smashwords review)

"I have read a few self-published books before and have found them somewhat amateurish, in terms of both plot and, indeed, grammar. My goodness, your novel was refreshingly different [….]. I found the novel very well constructed and written [,....] [e]specially the very effective non-chronological ordering, which enabled the various reveals to be well paced and timed." (J Geall - email review)

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