“Hilarious and horrifying,” says Foreword Reviews… and really, what more could you hope for in a dark comedy?

A smash-hit reality show is offering a lifetime of luxury to the one person living the world’s worst life, and now everyone is out to prove just how bad they’ve got it.

Want in? All you’ve got to do is accept ocular implants that let the whole world see life through your eyes, twenty-four hour a day, seven days a week.

Fortunately, there’s still one person who hasn’t lost faith in all humanity. The show’s ever-smiling host is determined to wring some tiny bit of meaning out of this twisted competition and your unhappy existence.

There has to be a purpose behind all this misery.

…doesn’t there?

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Advance Praise

Foreword Reviews:

“The story’s absurdity and darkness increase in tandem. Unflinching barbs and preposterous situations build and etymological footnotes offer snarky commentary on the proceedings. […] Both a sharp rebuke of where humanity is and a dire warning about where we may be headed, Always Greener is a stinging science fiction satire that takes the downsides of modern living to their hilarious and horrifying conclusion.”

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Kirkus Reviews:

“Lawless’ clever novel reflects the present day’s digital media voyeurism and Survivor/Big Brother exploitation… with an ultimately dark outlook on the amoral peddling of schadenfreude. […] A cultured, witty, and very British attack on vapid reality TV values, set in an empty-souled tomorrow.”

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James Dashner, author of THE MAZE RUNNER:

“An absolute joy to read. As clever as it is hilarious, as profound as it is captivating. I fell in love with the characters, the technology of the world, the absurdist notions of its society… Best of all, the ending is about as perfect an ending as I’ve ever read. If you want something that’s kind of like the intrigue of The Hunger Games mixed with the humor of The Martian, this book is for you. Highly recommended!”

Product Details

Pub Date:       February 18, 2020

Retail Price:       $16.95

ISBN:      978-1-949671-04-9

About the Author

Born in Newfoundland, Canada, raised in France, and come into his own as an author while living near an 12th century abbey in rural England, J.R.H. Lawless is an attorney by day and a speculative fiction author by night, penning novels and short stories, mostly in adult Science Fiction which has been a lifelong passion for him.

He draws on his education and professional experience, including at Sciences Po Paris and the French National Assembly, to craft worlds that look ahead to the political, social, and economic challenges that face us all, both in the near and the more distant future, as humanity moves out into the Solar System and beyond. He also draws on his deep-grained love of Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams to make sure his worlds are always full of tongue-in-cheek humour, and never take themselves quite too seriously, even when the subject matter itself could not be more serious.

Now living and writing in Atlantic Canada with his beautiful family, Lawless looks forward to sharing his worlds with as many people as possible.

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