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  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Science Fiction / General
  • Language:English
  • Series title:The Mallworld-ReBound Trilogy
  • Series Number:3
  • Pages:282
  • Format:Paperback
  • eBook ISBN:9781098343897
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098343880

Mallworld, Incorporated

Bound Forward

by Jeffery Zavadil View author's profile page

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Overview
Mallworld's political crisis explodes as workers unite in a general strike against Executive Party subjugation. Jime Galilei's ReBound Party wins a guarantee of elections running as champions of strong civic culture and economic justice. But when Mall CEO Ronald Ryan and the Executives crash the economy a bloody disaster ensues. The Executives exploit it to suspend the vote but ReBound vows to hold elections anyway. Can they win, and will the Executives give up power? Exploring political theory through a dystopia that becomes a utopia, Mallworld, Inc: Bound Forward asks, "How can we transform our world to honor our interconnection with each other and with nature?"
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Mallworld's political crisis explodes as workers unite in a general strike against Executive Party subjugation. Jime Galilei's ReBound Party wins a guarantee of elections running as champions of strong civic culture and economic justice. But when Mall CEO Ronald Ryan and the Executives crash the economy a bloody disaster ensues. The Executives exploit it to suspend the vote but ReBound vows to hold elections anyway. Can they win, and will the Executives give up power? Exploring political theory through a dystopia that becomes a utopia, Mallworld, Inc: Bound Forward asks, "How can we transform our world to honor our interconnection with each other and with nature?" Jime, in exile Outside, organizes the workeys to free themselves from servitude and they go on strike, shutting down Mallworld's industry. Meanwhile, the walkout Inside against the abusive Mallmart corporation swells into a general strike, and the Executives are forced to let Jime back in and allow free and fair elections. ReBound's philosophy of interconnection and coexaltation spreads further, even reaching Mallworld's aristocratic circles. The Executives, however, orchestrate a great capital flight from troublesome districts, and Mallworld's economy withers. In a final campaign debate, Jime defends the ideals of democracy and equality and ReBound takes the lead. But only days before the election, a calamity strikes and the Executives suspend the vote. ReBound proclaims they will hold elections anyway, but can they oust the Executives? And if they succeed, what new world will they build? In the vein of 1984, Brave New World, and Ecotopia, Mallworld, Inc: Bound Forward tells the story of a future struggle for democracy in order to explore the political ideas that can reverse our democratic and environmental crisis today. A utopia for the 21st century, it envisions a world devoted to coexaltation and dignity and charts a path for humanity to get there.
About the author
Jeffery Zavadil is an author and political theorist interested in democratic socialism, classical republicanism, environmentalism, liberalism, and communitarianism. He has done policy work on democracy and human rights as well as analysis of global political extremism. He has taught college courses on ideologies, democratic theory, and political metaphor. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his girlfriend and their cat. When not reading, writing, or discussing philosophy and politics, he enjoys jazz, modern art, and modern architecture. Jeff travels when he can. He is an activist with progressive political groups and helps organize the best philosophy book club in D.C.
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