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G.A. Matiasz

I am the author of the science fiction novel End Time: Notes on the Apocalypse, available from AK Press (PO Box 40682, San Francisco, CA 94140-0682).

I also write a monthly (more or less) political column, entitled “What’s Left?,” under the nom de guerre “Lefty” Hooligan for Maximum Rocknroll (PO Box 460760, San Francisco, CA 94146-0760).

Three Excerpts from 1% Free by G.A. Matiasz

I have three free PDF excerpts from my novel “1% Free.” The first is entitled “A Galactic Derive” and offers a glossary of terms to help the reader navigate the world of 2042. The second is entitled “Salvage Run,” which introduces the main character Becky Wiley in a blaze of glory, a firefight in which she recovers a mysterious artifact. The third is entitled “Black Widow Mouth,” wherein the main character Jimmy Hidalgo chases a seriel killer who murdered his best friend.

November 3, 2016 Book Launch Event

I wrote the first draft of 1% Free in 1993, 23 years ago, about our future in 2042, 25 years from now. I immediately got a set of Triple A maps and started sketching out the world I was building. This handout collects and updates some of those working maps to make the point that 25 years, a quarter century, a generation is a very long time during which everything can dramatically change.