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Omega
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TITLE (EDIT)
Omega
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Omega. Omega returns the adult reader to the world of childhood imagination: a world populated by the fantastic, the fabulous and the thoroughly improbable. But a world where adult concerns of poverty, injustice, prejudice, politics and economics are all too real. In this world, the reader is taken on a search for the Truth in a very literal sense. On the way, the reader meets characters familiar to childhood who confront this question with different formulations and very different solutions.

The novel is a picaresque satire which takes readers to places that exist only in the imagination, but are also very like those of their normal experience. Some of the places the novel takes the reader are very bizarre indeed and even more so are their inhabitants. It is likely to appeal to anyone who has not forgotten the childhood pleasures of reading in bed, but is impatient with facile answers to difficult questions.
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TITLE KEYWORD
Fantasy
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AUTHOR
Bradley Stoke
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I am an English Literature graduate who has worked in broadcasting, journalism, teaching and now computers. Literature and music are my first loves, but I am most interested in that art which crosses at the boundaries of the genres, although that which is the best in any genre is always worth getting to know. I am especially keen on arts from the 17th and 18th centuries, but I also enjoy a great deal of contemporary art.
[January 2001]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (1)
Alif (Novels) Alif is a country quite unlike any you may have visited but a great deal like all of them. It is a land where the State runs the brothels, but where many liberties are proscribed. In this land, Ana ta... [98,661 words]
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"I'll have to find some time to read this, sounds interesting." -- The Cheerleader, Tyna Aberdeen.
"Though it may take me some time to look it over, I think you're a writer close to my own heart, for I too am trying to create works of cross-genre, as evidence you're welcome to check out the "Cotton Tale" here on the board, but please be aware that even as you read this I'm now rewriting the story, and hopefully an improved version should soon appear, entitled "Strand of Hare", unless somebody can give me a better title." -- EC Allen.
"This is probably one of the best pieces of work to grace Storymania in quite some time. Your writing style is very sophisticated and quick-witted." -- Danny Gonzales, Whittier, CA, USA.
"I haven't finished it yet, but this is clearly the best unproduced work I've ever had the pleasure of reading on the Internet. The way you present the issues shows unadulterated brilliance." -- Michael.
"some criticism: change your opening scene. Having some guy sit by himself on a park bench and think to himself is a terrible way to begin. Maybe start when he meets the girl. Also, I'm not sure how insightful your observations about the world of suburbia are. It seems like a cliche to me. These two things made it difficult for me to get past the first page." -- andrei, calgary (cal-city), canada.
"Definitelly one of the best works on Storymania." -- Ivana Milakovic.

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© 2000 Bradley Stoke
STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
January 2001
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