Pretty Odd Fiction
This Quiet Tyranny
Genre: Science Fiction
In a near-future United States, the government guarantees access to food, healthcare, education, and employment so that all people may be assured their basic rights.
Laine Sutton is struggling to survive. As a faithful government employee, she’s earned a cinder block apartment, perpetual debt, and a host of addictions.
Boyd Doucleff makes his own rules. As a born and bred freedom fighter, he’s trained to restore the Republic at any cost, even if it means shedding innocent blood.
She’s his next target. He’s her only hope.
One man. One woman. Both disillusioned. Both primed for truth.
Jessica E. Thomas became fascinated with the somewhat strange and slightly askew at an early age while watching television shows like The Twilight Zone and Tales from the Darkside, and while reading literature such as Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends.
She wrote her first poetry book at age eight and continued writing poetry throughout her tweens and teens, convinced it would prepare her to write the Great American Novel. In her early twenties, with English degree in hand, she entered the real world where the job of spinning a dull yarn was surprisingly underappreciated as well as undercompensated.
Determined to eat, she entered the professional world of Marketing in 1997 and later transitioned to Information Technology. Since 2001, she has worked in the pharmaceutical, student loan, and defense financing industries as a computer programmer, systems analyst, Web developer, and technical writer. Despite spending most of her time talking to computers, she continues to write for human audiences as well.