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Woman EX

ByRéal Laplaine

In his book, Woman EX, author of speculative fiction, Réal Laplaine, inspired by the #metoo movement, presents a near-future world, one where the tables have been completely turned. A near miss with nuclear war, followed by an apocalyptic event when an asteroid strikes the Earth and releases a pathogen buried for eons beneath the Arctic ice, men are suddenly dying off by the millions. Within two years, with the help of a vaccine, a relatively small handful of them are saved. Women’s physiology is unaffected by the virus, and they are forced to take over and fix a broken world. In the short years that follow, a new society has morphed – women are in charge and men, not only the minority and an endangered species, are now subjugated as second-rate citizens; used for menial work, farming, but not permitted by international law to ever hold any positions of power again. Woman have decreed that it was men who, through war, greed, and neglect, nearly brought the race to extinction. It is a world where men are treated much the same as they treated women during the Patriarchal Epoch. Meanwhile, a crew of astronauts, headed by Captain Tanner McNeal, who launched on a sixteen-year mission to Jupiter’s moon, return to Earth and discover the new “utopia”. Jim and his men are arrested and forced into labor, while the women in his crew are integrated into the New America. What ensues is a thriller to the end, as Tanner and his crew eventually organize a revolt against the regime, and its President, Lady V. As the revolution gains momentum, they soon discover that pockets of resistance exist amongst women too, who befriend them and join the campaign to restore balance again. What they do not know is that Lady V, New America’s President, has been developing a secret weapon, one that will obviate the need for men ever again, and that weapon is Woman EX. ​​​​​​​"Real Laplaine takes you on another rollercoaster ride into a dystopian world of the near-future in this high-concept thriller." - Charles Freedom Long, author of Alvar's Spear ​​​​​​​"Chock full of great characters, lively action, and adroit narrative, Woman EX is a novel you won’t want to put down." - Ken Dickson, author of The Road to Amistad "Woman EX, by Real Laplaine, is a wonderfully written dystopia." - Russell Warnberg, author of 2064


Publication Date
Jan 28, 2022
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
By (author): Réal Laplaine



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