Campaign 2100: Game of Scorpions

Larry Hodges

Campaign 2100 - Larry Hodges
The year is 2100, and the world has adopted the American two-party electoral system. When it comes to the election for president of Earth, the father-daughter team of Toby and Lara Platt are the cutthroat campaign directors who get candidates elected by any means necessary--including the current president, Corbin Dubois of France. But when an alien lands outside the United Nations, claiming to be an ambassador from Tau Ceti, Dubois orders her attacked. Toby resigns.   The alien survives--and so, it seems, might Dubois's corrupt reelection campaign, now run by Lara. But Toby vows to put his daughter out of a job. He challenges the two major parties--one conservative, one liberal--and runs for president himself with a third-party moderate challenge. He's a long-shot, but he's determined to fix the problems he created in getting Dubois elected.   Amid rising tensions and chants of "Alien go home!" the campaign crisscrosses every continent as father and daughter battle for electoral votes and clash over the ideas and issues facing the world of 2100 in this bare-knuckle, fight-to-the-finish political campaign. The world is watching. And so is the alien.
  • Elements: 
    • advanced technology
    • aliens (friendly)
    • space-travel
  • Themes:
    • social inequality
    • conflict with authority
    • deceit
    • ethics
    • facing obstacles
    • family ties
    • greed
    • politics
    • rebellion
    • understanding the other
  • Violence or battles: not important to the plot. Lightly described
  • Romance: not present
  • Sex: not present
  • Cursing: Rare
  • Humor: the book has a high amount of humor
  • Characters:
    • Main protagonist is male
    • Balanced gender division in important characters
    • Protagonist's ethnicity or ancestry is not described
  • Author: Larry Hodges
    • http://larryhodges.org
    • Campaign 2100" is Larry Hodges' third science fiction novel, along with two short story collections. A resident of Germantown, MD, Larry is an active member of SFWA with over 70 short story sales. He's a graduate of the six-week 2006 Odyssey Writers Workshop and the two-week 2008 Taos Toolbox Writers Workshop, and he hopes to God he's finally learning. In the world of non-fiction, he's a full-time writer with eleven books and over 1600 published articles in over 150 different publications. And he's a champion table tennis player, writer, and coach!

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