Re-blog: How a loss of faith in politicians and democracy could make 2012 the most frightening year in living memory


A Daily Mail article blogged on The Extinction Protocol and reblogged here. Seems like there is lot that people in Britain have to be anxious about 2012. The emergence of the ‘Dragon Line’ background scenario? Who knows? Readers of my blog will know, of course, that I’m based in Britain. But I, for one, am not going to be pessimistic. In fact, I’m going into the New Year with a very positive outlook! So to all those reading this re-post, I wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year!

Owen Law

The Extinction Protocol

December 31, 2011WORLDThe dawn of a new year is usually a time of hope and ambition, of dreams for the future and thoughts of a better life. But it is a long time since many of us looked forward to the new year with such anxiety, even dread. Here in Britain, many economists believe that by the end of 2012 we could well have slipped into a second devastating recession. The Coalition remains delicately poised; it would take only one or two resignations to provoke a wider schism and a general election. But the real dangers lie overseas. In the Middle East, the excitement of the Arab Spring has long since curdled into sectarian tension and fears of Islamic fundamentalism. And with so many of the world’s oil supplies concentrated in the Persian Gulf, British families will be keeping an anxious eye on events in the…

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About Owen Law

My pen-name is ‘Owen Law’ (real name: Nicholas Davies.) I’m a science fiction writer specialising in dystopian/apocalyptic visions of the future. I’m from Shropshire, England (on the borders with Wales) and I’m in my forties. I have a background in public services and training. I’ve been working on my first novel, Dragon Line, since 2008. I’ve also written several short stories, one of which you can find on this blog (‘Matilda Leviathan‘). I now reside on the border of Shropshire and Wales, and my interests include writing (of course!), current affairs and environmental issues.
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