I’ve got a bit of travel on in the next few weeks, which means there will be some articles coming – and I’d love to tell you about my start to finish resources that I use as an author (from AppSumo to ZZZZZ), Five essential author tools (including Evernote), and Sleep Hygiene for horror writers. […]
Instead of focussing on the ‘good guys’ today, I thought I’d share some interesting facts about how fundimentalism is handled in my novels, and the research I undertook to keep it accurate.
Before I go any further into this post, because it deals with religion, please believe me when I say that I’m not dissing ANY religion. We all have people that go to extremes, and it’s not always a religious ‘thing’ so that’s what I based this on, rather than Waco etc. Though some of the stories I’m describing holds a bit of similarity to Waco, if we could teach people by ‘nanovirus’, or convert them, I think we’d live in an entirely different world now.
As mentioned in the above paragraph, a lot of the fundimental action is undertaken by nano-bots, and viruses specifically written to ‘rewrite’ the beliefs of people, in all it’s diffuse forms. Specifically, the nanobots attack several segments of the brain, specifically the dopamine/reward segment and the segment which holds deep seated beliefs. It takes those deep seated beliefs, rewrites them and then creates a positive feedback loop which rewards their belief. Simples.
Naire, who is the leader of this cult, has claimed that the chosen ones dream of elements that will come true, that they are given precience, but it’s been discovered recently that these ‘chosen ones’ are clones, and that their ‘precience’ is to do with the fact that they have no deep seated beliefs, and for some reason, when the virus finds nothing to adapt, it instead creates visions.
The main problem with all of this of course is the police need to be vaccinated, and they need to be sure that the people they’re arresting aren’t infecting those around them – it took a long time, but a few of the tests on resoviors have turned up some things that neutralise the nano-virus, and not everyone infected becomes a resovior.
Elliot deals with all of this in the first book of the series, or at least the start of it. Glass Block covers what happens when Naire is let loose amongst some of the worst murderers and criminals out there and isn’t held in a max security, sheided cell….
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