Theyre about to save the world; they just dont want to
get caught doing it.
Theyre about to save the world; they just dont want to get caught doing it.
If that means they also take out the reigning internet tycoon and his
And although they may be crazed fanatics, they've watched enough T.V. to think they know exactly what to do to foil any investigation of their noble crime.
GREENSWORD is a dark comedy about the environment, extremism, stupid criminals, and the lengths to which people will go to avoid getting a real job. See reviews below.
From the American Library Association's Booklist: "A novel about three slacker environmentalists may seem an unlikely vehicle for edge-of-the-seat suspense, yet Bingles satirical ecoterrorist thriller just might haunt readers nightmares for days. Zeke, Milo, and Brandon are twentysomething conservationists whose only claim to fame, aside from a little TV footage spotlighting their faltering environmentalist organization, GreensWord, is their dubious relationship to action movie star Matthew Barrington. Desperate to save his lavish
From Library Journal: "Zeke,
Says Hugo and Nebula Award Winner, Robert J. Sawyer: "Science fiction has
always been a great vehicle for biting satire and social commentaryfrom H. G. Wells' The
Time Machine right on up to Donald Bingle's engrossing GREENSWORD. Bingle
is a terrific writer."
Says Hugo and Nebula Award Winner, Robert J. Sawyer: "Science fiction has always been a great vehicle for biting satire and social commentaryfrom H. G. Wells' The Time Machine right on up to Donald Bingle's engrossing GREENSWORD. Bingle is a terrific writer."
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 is a published author of short stories and adventures in the science fiction, fantasy, horror, and comedy genres. His first novel, Forced Conversion, was published by Five Star (Cengage) in November, 2004. His third novel, Net Impact, was published by Alliteration Ink in August, 2011. You can get Dons complete writing resume' at www.donaldjbingle.com.
GREENSWORD was initially written as a screenplay and film rights are available. Interested agents and producers may contact Don at:
Donald J. Bingle