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Free Will (and Other Compulsions) [NOOK Book]


Book 2 of The Antithesis Progression

Joss Kyle just wanted to be left alone...

After successfully escaping a corrupt senator's agents in the bowels of the revolutionary underworld, Joss Kyle finds himself trapped between planets with ...
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Free Will (and Other Compulsions)

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Book 2 of The Antithesis Progression

Joss Kyle just wanted to be left alone...

After successfully escaping a corrupt senator's agents in the bowels of the revolutionary underworld, Joss Kyle finds himself trapped between planets with his mortal enemy on ship heading back to the place where it all began: North America, and the home of the senator who ordered him killed.

As the world's superpowers martial their armies for the first salvo in an interplanetary war, this man with no country has one last chance to prove his innocence:

Succeed, and he may stop the war before it starts. But if he fails, billions will die. When the stakes are this high, it isn't whether you win or lose, it's how you rig the game.
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Gary Odin
"Challenging, entertaining, and amazing...Sawyer dazzles the literary palate."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013209671
  • Publisher: AWP Science Fiction
  • Publication date: 10/26/2011
  • Series: The Antithesis Progression , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

J. Daniel Sawyer is a hat-wearing, obsessive-compulsive autodidact attempting to write his way out of the loony bin.

A self-aggrandizing science fiction and fantasy author who publishes lurid stories and, worse, the occasional popular philosophy article, he is also a very minor authority on Open Source media production (a topic on which he is, unfortunately, published regularly in LinuxJournal).

In addition to his wanton abuse of the printed word, he unscrupulously uses his decade-long experience as an audio and video producer with his painfully florid and gritty writing style to create deeply immersive audio universes. This habit, which he indulges in public, has garnered him seven Parsec nominations and helped him make his first professional fiction and philosophy sales (a trend which, for the good of the world at large, we can only hope abates soon). Meanwhile, his growing, rabid fan-base is currently plotting to imprison him and force him to produce endless new literary abominations for their amusement. We can only hope they succeed.

Should you be so inclined, you can communicate with this shady character, as well as find podcasts, articles, and other literary abominations at
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  • Posted November 20, 2011

    An amazing book

    I listened to Dan Sawyer's first entry in the Predestination series on his podcast, and was blown away by the quality and care with which he had laid out the plot and crafted the characters. This book is just as good.
    The book is DEFINITELY not for those who like their stories simple, clear-cut, or "morally correct," though. Mr. Sawyer's vision of the future is far, far different from modern "good old American Values," and the degree of personal freedoms enjoyed by spacers, as the world's first society that has no traditions or taboos, is immense and may offend some.
    If you haven't read Predestination, doing so is an absolute must in order to be able to be able to understand anything about this one. The degree of character development and the subtle undercurrents of hostility, trust, and loyalty that were developed in the first book are built upon to an astonishing degree in the second. Sawyer wastes no time introducing the story, so if you have read Predestination I recommend rereading it before starting this one.
    Antithesis' sequel is even tighter, faster-paced, and multilayered and intricate than its predecessor. There were a grand total of two things in the entire book that struck me as unbelievable, which is up one from Predestination. As in the previous book, every character is an antihero, and the universe is constantly twisting their knives a little deeper. The plot is as thick as molten lead, and the writing is as smooth as chocolate. Sawyer has exceeded his own narrative ability, and I can honestly say that this book is one of the best pieces of writing (that I have read) that has been produced this decade.

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