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Broun, Bill

Entry updated 29 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

(?   -    ) US journalist, editor and author whose first novel, Night of the Animals (2016), is set in a Near Future Dystopian London which has suffered most of the ills the twenty-first century has been able to inflict by the year 2052: demoralized by top-down economic paralysis, trapped in a surveillance-obsessed spam-choked Media Landscape that a weak (but tyrannical) monarchy cannot control, Britain is gripped by an end-times desolation (see End of the World). A nonagenarian addict to the Drug Flöt, through which he is persuaded he can talk with animals, attempts to counter a worldwide movement to massacre all animals by freeing the occupants of the London Zoo. The story, which takes place over the course of a single night, is mythopoeically urgent, but suggests no secular cure for the planet. [JC]

Bill Broun

born Los Angeles, California

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