Entered for The Whitbread First Novel Prize and reviewed by Brian Aldiss in The Times & The Guardian, who dubbed the author “That distinguished futurist”. AD2516 depicts the world re-born after the 2012 floods and pandemics in Noel Hodson’s first tale, OUT OF THE DEPTHS. It is a good read – amusing and on many levels – that predicts what life will be like in the interconnected communities relying on quantum computing or The Q Field. The future science, economics and societies are all realistically based in today’s achievements. It offers hope and a great life, in a world that has rebuilt New York and functions without money, where people live for 180 years. Engaging and intriguing, it lasts just about as long as a transatlantic flight. -Amazon Product Description
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The author, Noel Hodson, lives in Oxford, England. He wrote the seminal paper "The Economics of Teleworking" (BT Martlesham 1992) and edited and co-authored Teleworking Explained (Wiley & Sons 1993), leading to a career as a professional futurist and telework consultant to major employers in the UK and USA (see www.noelhodson.com). Recently he wrote an autobiographical work on acute shyness and social phobia, which is now being widely discussed, The Haunting of a Favourite Son (PublishAmerica) and is in the process of writing The Alchemist's Lad, in which Sir Isaac Newton learns of the Perils of Entanglement. He has also written The Chimney Pot People and other novels alongside textbooks about the Information Society.