In the year 2072, new technology allows the television to be broadcast straight into—and out of—the human eye. When a reality show offers a lifetime of lazy luxury to the one person living the world’s worst life, everyone is out to prove just how bad they’ve got it.
Eight contestants vie for the prize, allowing the whole world to see life through their eyes, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Only the show’s ever-smiling host, an equally hopeful and hapless former weatherman, seems to have any faith left in humanity. Each week, he struggles behind the scenes as he attempts to elevate the show and wring meaning out of his own unhappy existence.
Clever, hilarious, poignant, and relevant, this sci-fi satire mixes the whimsical wordplay and humor of Douglas Adams with the bleak social commentary of “Black Mirror” at its best.
FOREWORD REVIEW quote: “Both a sharp rebuke of where humanity is and a dire warning about where we may be headed, Always Greener is a stinging science fiction satire that takes the downsides of modern living to their hilarious and horrifying conclusion.” —Eileen Gonzalez, Foreword Reviews (January/February 2020)
Author Bio: Born in Newfoundland, Canada, raised in France, and come into his own as an author while living near a twelfth century abbey in rural England, J.R.H. Lawless is an attorney by day and a speculative fiction author by night. He draws on his education and professional experience, including at Sciences Po Paris and the French National Assembly, to craft worlds that look ahead to the political, social, and economic challenges that face us all. He draws on his love of Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams to ensure his works are full of tongue-in-cheek humor and never take themselves too seriously, even when tackling subjects that could not be more serious.Now living in Atlantic Canada with his beautiful family, Lawless looks forward to sharing his worlds with as many people as possible.