A Forest Without Trees
The year is 2640, a scattered group of families, labelled the Seds by the Federation, live in hiding while many of their offspring are imprisoned within the Boost Academy. Tara, a fierce-spirited young brown woman, is among those held in the grade F Training compound. She has been hiding the truth about her extra cerebral abilities since she was trapped inside the perimeter shield six years before. She comes from the outside where humans evolved without chips and continued to thrive among nature since the time of the Great Unrest (what would be considered present-day late-stage capitalism). Faced with the fear of her ability being discovered, Tara will stop at nothing to escape from the Federation and reunite with her mother...
Title: A Forest Without Trees - A Novel
Praise for A Forest Without Trees:
“A Forest Without Trees takes you deep inside a disturbing reality pitting a small group of rebels against powerful sinister forces that take over the minds of others, intercepting thoughts and planting false memories as they exert terrifying, destructive control. It’s an epic power struggle with the survival of humanity, the environment and the world itself at risk. This is science fiction-fantasy writing at its finest – a compelling must-read!” - Michael B. Davie, author, The Late Man
“The world JP Solanki-Davie has imagined... is disarming and emboldening to anyone who wonders about the divisions that we humans create and suffer for. Her depth of understanding of what makes people fight for hope or impose and weave sinister order out of fear, necessarily arrests you as a reader, and makes you think... Her work conjures ideas of dystopia and utopia but goes way beyond that… beneath any contemporary narrative... about the state of the planet as we know it, is a sense of optimism in the power and potential of the human spirit to be better... a must-read for anyone who cares for the complexity of ecosystems, who wonders show we might be, who desires an intelligent departure into another way of seeing. It’s fiction that carries weight beyond its finely crafted words.” - Aliya Mughal, author of an upcoming collection of essays, is a nonfiction writer whose work has been published in The Learned Pig, NERC’s Planet Earth magazine, The Idler, the Partially Examined Life and the London Literary Review.