Greensword: A Tale of Extreme Global Warming by Donald J. Bingle
They’re about to save the world; they just don’t want to get caught doing it.
One person can make a difference in the world.
Of course, three people with a plan to stop global warming overnight can make a big difference.
Says Booklist: “A novel about three slacker environmentalists may seem an unlikely vehicle for edge-of-the-seat suspense, yet Bingle’s saterical ecoterrorist thriller just might haunt readers’ nightmares for days.”
Says Library Journal: “Bingle takes aim at both sides of the global warming controversy, addressing global complexities in comedic trappings for a cautionary tale that belongs in most libraries.”
Donald J. Bingle’s darkly comedic eco-thriller, GREENSWORD: A Tale of Extreme Global Warming, is now available Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Says USA Today Bestselling Author of the Warlands trilogy, Elizabeth A Vaughan: “I loved GREENSWORD. The characters made me laugh right out loud, but the actions of this group of half-cocked people, with a half-assed plan, had me gasping in horror as their implausible schemes became all too plausibly real. Suddenly, the twists of the chilling plot had me turning the pages, unable to look away from the macabre tale and yet still chuckling guiltily as the story reached its terrifying climax in a horribly real way. GREENSWORD is a darkly humorous, gripping thriller that combines environmental imperatives, terrorist activities, and sex in ways that still make me wake up in a cold sweat, months after reading the book, convinced that it could happen.”
Says Joseph A. Morris, conservative political commentator: “Donald Bingle’s GREENSWORD is great science fiction, but it is also raucous political satire. With irony and wit worthy of Jonathan Swift, he exposes the fundamental conceit that drives extremists of all kinds: Absolute conviction that all the accumulated, hard-earned, wisdom of the past is nothing in comparison with the light bulb that just went off in their heads. Bingle is a master story-teller and his stories are worth telling.”
Says Romance Reviews Today: “Zeke, Milo, and Brandon form the core membership of an environmental group known as GreensWord. Their goal is to stop global warming. Their main – indeed their only – sponsor is Matthew Barrington, a somewhat washed up movie star, who has a house in Malibu that he believes is threatened by global warming. Barrington wants action – and he wants it now. He offers a million dollars to the group to solve the problem with the proviso that if it is not done within months, he will move his funding to a group that can get results. The three young men toss around various ideas before settling on one they believe will immediately affect the warming; they intend to set a nuclear warhead off on Mt. Rainier. This should solve the problem and make them heroes, right?
Donald J. Bingle has written a dark, comedic satire on the dangers of extremism on either side of any issue, but global warming in particular. He states that “nobody said environmentalism was easy” and proceeds to illustrate how people are carried away by their idealism with a scenario out of our nightmares. Zeke, Milo and Brandon try to plan for everything, but nothing goes as planned. The characters in the story are somewhat heavy-handed, almost drawn as caricatures. I was not sure a book about such a dark subject could hold my interest, but it did make me think. This is a year when the American public will receive many calls to action and we cannot be manipulated by fear. I agree with Mr. Bingle; we need to think and listen first, but we also need a sense of humor about it all. GREENSWORD is dark, ironic, but humorous as well.”– Lisa Baca
Donald J. Bingle, a Chicago attorney, is so committed to the environment that he arranged to be born on Earth Day sixteen years before it was even founded. He is also the published author of two other novels (Net Impact (Alliteration Ink, 2011), an explosive spy thriller that mixes cutting-edge technology with real-world conspiracy theories; and Forced Conversion (Five Star, 2004), a military scifi tale set in the near future when everyone can have heaven, any heaven they want, but some people don’t want to go) and more than thirty pieces of short fiction in the science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller, steampunk, romance, and comedy genres, including in such anthologies as The Crimson Pact, Time Twisters, Imaginary Friends, Zombie Raccoons and Killer Bunnies, Fellowship Fantastic, If I Were an Evil Overlord, Carnage & Consequences, Gamer Fantastic, TimeShares, Children of Sol, Future Americas, Civil War Fantastic, Transformers Legends, The Dimension Next Door, and The Search for Magic. Many of his previously published stories are now avaailable in his Writer on Demand TM series of electronic story collections by theme, including Tales of Gamers and Gaming, Tales of Humorous Horror, Tales Out of Time, and Grim, Fair e-Tales.
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