Hearts and Spears

This is a unique collection of poems that touch on subjects relevante to our times: Politics, climate change, racism, war, and even the infamous pandemic. But there are also more personal subjects, such as depression. The words are genuine, the style is fresh, and every poem is truly heartfelt. Each piece carries a famous quote at the end, some belong to the author himself, which were often my favorites. This is a modern, relevant kind of poetry which I would recommend to everyone, even to those who think they don’t like poetry. -Amazon Review

Meet Somto Jefferson Uwazie

Somto Jefferson Uwazie is a poet, author and social critic. Using the power of the pen to change lives is his biggest dream.

Rhythms of the Eternal Uprising

Author of “The Slums of Nightfall,” William Wright, Jr. has penned another accomplished book of prose. ‘Rhythms of the Eternal Uprising,’ is a deeply reflective collection; the subject matter very relevant and timely. The reader will be carried away by the artful way in which the pieces flow from one to the next; however, it is the content which is compelling and reminiscent of what it is to live in precarious times.The poet speaks of lessons unlearned and revisiting the same subject matter as a society, referencing the darkest of times, when his people were, “swinging from a noose.” Making the analogy of black banners and the call to action re-awakened. “A true peddler of panic, with an arsenal of lies, home crumbles before your eyes,” draws our attention to an apathetic society, with deep seated fears, prepared to do battle and are beating their drums to this rhetoric.Throughout this book are threads of hope, springing eternal. William Wright, Jr. spars within himself to believe in the overall goodness of humanity, trying to maintain a balance between idealism and the reality of the present day. It is a call to all of us to reflect, become our better selves and harken to positive change, finding the eternal hope within us. I am moved by the moments of clarity and beauty in his method of juxtaposition between dark times and confidence that we shall at long last, learn our lesson. This is not a book to be taken lightly, for it is too precious a message to disregard.Brenda-Lee Ranta, author of Myriad of Perceptions

Meet William Wright Jr

William Wright, Jr. is an author who hails from Southeast San Diego and currently resides in Riverside, California. He is the son of two Navy veterans, Margo Wright and William Wright, Sr. He is also the youngest and the only boy among his two siblings, China Wright and Casaundra Camille Robinson, nee Wright. William has had the honor of being featured in various poetry anthologies and e-magazines. Many of his poems were published under the indie publishing houses: ‘Poets with Voices Strong’ and ‘Creative Talents Unleashed.’ Under the latter publication, he released two books of poetry. ‘The Slums of Nightfall’ in 2016 and ‘Rhythms of the Eternal Uprising’ in 2017. Today, William Wright is already hard at work on yet another collection, as well as a work of historical fiction.

Gerald’s War

Gerald is ‘Missing Feared Killed!’ Would he ever get home now he’d lost his lucky mascot, but did he even want to? Gerald Davies, the eponymous hero of the book has a difficult childhood. His mother, suffering from epilepsy, is forced into an asylum by his father who has taken up with a woman half his age. Unknown to Gerald, the person he knows as his aunt is his real mother. It’s 1936 and to escape, Gerald walks the short distance to the local RAF base and joins up. He trains to be a pilot observer and is eventually attached to 211 Blenheim Bomber Squadron. He is sent to the Western Desert campaign and afterwards sees action in the Greco-Italian War. He dices with death daily and on one occasion famously goes missing for several days, having been shot down over the Ionian Sea. His family think he is dead. Meanwhile, Gerald and crew are being wined and dined by the people of Corfu during which time he meets Spiro Amerikanos, who famously befriended Gerald Durrell and his family before the Second World War broke out in Europe. At one stage, Gerald is injured and taken to hospital in Alexandria where he meets Pilot Officer Roald Dahl, who has been injured in a crash flying his Gloster Gladiator. Things get worse when Germany declares war on Greece on 6th April 1941. On Easter Sunday tragedy strikes, when all six Blenheims sent to tackle the German advance pouring into Greece are shot down. This is a true story based on the life and exploits of the uncle of the author. The book contains images from the time together with an account of the author’s momentous trip to Corfu in 2020, when he was presented with the original compass from his uncle’s downed aeroplane. A truly unforgettable and tragic tale which will keep you reading to the bitter end. Foreword to book by Sir David Jason.

Meet Nigel Davies-Williams

Nigel Davies-Williams started off his career as a police officer, ending up as a police detective before then re-training to become a maths and science teacher, which he did for five years. Afterwards he spent time in the National Health Service. His main love has always been writing though but not as a professional or published author. He has always held a fascination with genealogical research and as an ex-detective with a fascination for family history, he longed to find out what happened to his uncle after he went missing over Greece in 1941. Years of research and some startling facts has produced this sensitively written and emotional story.

Upgrading America: The Political Writings of Zoltan Istvan

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“Leader of a movement attempting to beat death through technology.”
-Discovery Channel

“Zoltan’s obsessions are weird, but so was Al Gore’s fascination with climate change in the ‘80s.”
-Vox

“Istvan is a dynamic personality, as polarizing as he is engaging.”
-Breitbart

“The physical embodiment of the Californian, libertarian, start-up culture tech-utopian dream.”
-BBC

“Charismatic…a plausibly Presidential aura.”
-The New York Times

ABOUT THE BOOK

After publishing his bestselling novel The Transhumanist Wager in 2013, Zoltan Istvan began frequently writing essays about the future. A former journalist with National Geographic, Istvan’s essays spanned topics from the Singularity to cyborgism to radical longevity to futurist philosophy. He also wrote about politics as he made a surprisingly popular run for the US Presidency in 2016, touring the country aboard his coffin-shaped Immortality Bus, which The New York Times Magazine called “The great sarcophagus of the American highway…a metaphor of life itself.” Zoltan’s provocative campaign and radical tech-themed articles garnered him the title of the “Science Candidate” by his supporters. Many of his writings—published in Vice, Slate, Quartz, The Guardian, Gizmodo, TechCruch, Psychology Today, Salon, New Scientist, Business Insider, The Daily Dot, Maven, Cato Institute, The Daily Caller, Metro, International Business Times, Wired UK, The San Francisco Chronicle, Newsweek, and The New York Times—went viral on the internet, garnishing millions of reads and tens of thousands of comments. His articles—often seen as controversial, provocative, and secular—elevated him to worldwide recognition as one of the de facto leaders of the burgeoning transhumanism movement. Here are many of those watershed essays again, organized, edited, and occasionally readapted by the author in this comprehensive nonfiction work, Upgrading America: The Political Writings of Zoltan Istvan—part of a forthcoming box set book collection of his work focusing on futurism, secularism, life extension, politics, philosophy, transhumanism and his early writings. Also included are some of Zoltan’s new essays, never published before. Enjoy reading about the future according to Zoltan Istvan.