Friday, April 18, 2014

FE Feeley Jr and the Year 2125

 I've invited author FE Feeley Jr to give me his take on what the world might be like in 2125. Check it out... 


The year is 2125 in America.  The world is quiet and at peace and has been for a one hundred year stretch since the last war between Russia and the United States.  During the conflict, hundreds of thousands perished in the hail of fire and weapons discharges.  Millions more were displaced by both world superpowers as they converged to war in central Europe.  Alas, a tentative peace brokered between the two nations has brought calm and mutual excitement to reach for the stars.

Technology has advanced and man has entered a new age.  Now, cities float high above where they once sat allowing for the growth of farmland and ecological preserves. These cities not only provide shelter, but clean industry as well as manufacturers focus on spaceflight.  NASA, still based in Houston, has just recently established a colony on the Moon and now transports come and go from Luna station daily.

Wars are a thing of the past as nations have figured out that ethnic and religious boundaries only isolate.  While religion and ethnicity is still widely celebrated, they look to the common good of forwarding man into the future, instead of tethering them to the past.  Law and Order prevails, but not to the detriment of society, as it is now.  Penal colonies are used to resuscitate and educate instead of punish.  Society sees the fault of one as a fault for all.

Race and minorities are no longer marginalized in society. Women hold key positions of power through their regions as well as those who once were trodden down my major corporations and the super rich.  Wealth and property still exist, but with sky cities, there is always plenty of room and while you may spend your life making a fortune, others, turn to agriculture and peaceful ways of living down on Terra Firma.

Sexuality is now seen as intrinsic to the human condition. Along with women and racial minorities, people of varying sexualities people are no longer denied equal treatment before the law.  Marriages and families are encouraged, and children learn at a much faster pace as education is a primary focus for each individual society. History, is a major focus, as a measure of where society was and where it is now. It isn’t shunned or altered in any way.  Human beings have come to realize their imperfections do not limit their triumphs.

It has been two years since first contact with an interstellar specie known as the Moldras, an advanced race of humanoids who had been observing the human race for quite some time and had been waiting just long enough for them to work their way technologically and socially.  And they have brought the human delegation to the interstellar Cathedral Council as a new member of the galaxy.


 I asked F.E. to share the blurb for his recent release Objects in the Rear View Mirror. Check it out...


Their new home on Frederick Street in Clay Center, Kansas, was supposed to give writer Jonathan David and his husband, clinical psychologist Dr. Eddie Dorman, an opportunity to enjoy married life. Jonathan has just released his first major bestseller, and he hopes to finally escape his traumatic past and find the quiet existence he has always craved. Eddie has taken a job at the Kansas State University psychology department, and they intend to begin anew.

They have barely settled in when the nightmare begins. Noises, disembodied voices, and mysterious apparitions make Jonathan’s life hell. Part of the house has decided to bare its teeth, show its jagged edges, and bring back the worst of Jonathan’s past. At first, Eddie cannot perceive the spectral events and fears for his husband’s sanity. When he’s also affected by the haunting, he’s unsure of what to do but refuses to be beaten.

Together, they seek a way to fight the forces trying to tear them apart. The world is a frightening place, but confronting their fears plunges Jonathan and Eddie into absolute horror.


F.E. Feeley Jr was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and lived there for twenty years before joining the military. He is a veteran of the US Armed Services; having done a tour in support of Operation Iraq Freedom in 2002-2003, he turned college student, pursuing a degree in political science. He now lives in Southeast Texas where he is engaged to the love of his life, John, and where they raise their 1½ year old German shepherd, Kaiser.

As a young man, reading took center stage in his life, especially those novels about ghosts, witches, goblins, and all the other things that went bump in the night. His favorite authors include such writers as Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Anne Rice, whose work allowed him to travel to far off places and meet fascinating and scary characters. As a gay man, he wishes to be able to write good fictional literature for those who love the genre and to write characters that readers can relate to. All in all, he is a cigarette smokin’, whiskey drinkin’, rock and roll lovin’, tattoo wearin’ dreamer of a man with a wonderful partner who puts up with his crap and lets him write his stories.