Title

The gift of chains

Abstract

The fundamental principle of literary science fiction is to transport the reader into a new, thought-provoking world that retains parallels to today. My thesis is the first 162 pages of an original science fiction novel, The Gift of Chains, that takes place within an advanced society thousands of years in the future where all of today's current issues seem to be effectively resolved. However, despite the widespread flourishing of social and technological progress in that fictional world, belief-though not necessarily connected to modem religion-still thrives as a basis of human nature. What's more, belief remains a powerful and dangerous force of mass-control.

Making use of multiple points of view, this novel excerpt explores the concept of social interconnectivity and interdependence. Following the death of a god, the eighteen year old main character, Naal, soon finds that everything she ever believed is in the midst of unprecedented change. Naal and the other characters clash and unite in a series of complicated battles for survival as they realize that the paths they create, create them in tum.

Notes

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Thesis Completion

2008

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Bartkevicius, Jocelyn

Degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

College

College of Arts and Humanities

Department

English

Degree Program

English; Creative Writing

Subjects

Arts and Humanities -- Dissertations, Academic;Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Humanities

Format

Print

Identifier

DP0022715

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Document Type

Honors in the Major Thesis

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