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Peter Taylor-Gooby Author Interview

A Kinder City follows two people who question the way their world is set up, making the rich richer and destroying the environment around them, how can they change things for the benefit of all? What was the inspiration for the setup to your story?

My stories all come from the conflicts that people experience between the assumptions of the world in which they live and their own beliefs and desires. In this case, Sarah and David question a world that is based on greed and self-interest, a little bit like ours. They find a better way to live through respect or each other and the world around them.

I hope you enjoy it!

David is a young man with strong ideals that come crashing down when he meets Sarah. What were some driving ideals behind your character’s development?

David’s a serious young man, committed to upholding the one law of Market World. He falls headlong in love with the spirited and inquiring Sarah and his adventures force him to call everything he believed into question. By the end of the story he is wiser, happier and still in love with Sarah.

What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?

Environmental catastrophe as the outcome of uncontrolled market individualism and, above all, compassion.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

“Aspasia’s Bard”. A new direction for me. It tells the story of Aspasia, girlfriend of the foremost statesman in Ancient Athenian democracy, Pericles, from the viewpoint of one of her slaves. Insights into the ancient world and the wars and struggles of the Greeks to develop a new kind of society, and a love story.

Out in 2023.

Author Links: GoodReads | Website

What place for love in a city ruled by greed?
Sarah, spirited and caring, is on her first trip outside her village. But the city is dominated by the grim law of the market – the only relations permitted are between buyer and seller. Her gift of a wagonload of food to those who need it is a crime. David, a serious-minded police cadet who naively trusts in the law, arrests her and finds himself falling in love.
Franklin, the richest man in Market World, puts a price on everything. His giant factories spew forth road beasts – the huge machines that devastate the lands beyond the City in pursuit of yet more wealth.
How can David prove his love to Sarah? And how can they save her village and build a kinder city?
A gripping and thought-provoking eco-sci-fi novel, set in a world a little bit like ours.

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