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Mark Diehl

Fencetree Productions, LLC



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Dystopian Science Fiction, Memoir
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Mark D. Diehl writes novels about power dynamics and the way people and organizations influence each other. He believes that obedience and conformity are becoming humanity’s most important survival skills, and that we are thus evolving into a corporate species.

Diehl has: been homeless in Japan, practiced law with a major multinational firm in Chicago, studied in Singapore, fled South Korea as a fugitive, and been stranded in Hong Kong.

After spending most of his youth running around with hoods and thugs, he eventually earned his doctorate in law at the University of Iowa and did graduate work in creative writing at the University of Chicago. He currently lives and writes in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
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Volume 1 of the SEVENTEEN Trilogy
Book #1 Publication Year
2018 (2nd Ed.)
Book #1 Author
Mark D. Diehl
Book #1 Publisher
Fencetree Productions LLC
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ISBN-13: 978-1986027113 ISBN-10: 1986027112
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Corporations control all of the world’s diminishing resources and all of its governments, dividing the world into two types of people: those who unquestioningly obey, and those who die. Most of the world’s seventeen billion humans are unconscious, perpetually serving their employers as part of massive brain trusts. The ecosystem has collapsed, naturally growing plants have been declared illegal, and everything from food to housing to medicines must be synthesized from secretions of genetically modified bacteria. Only corporate ambulatory workers can afford patented synthetic food, and non-corporates fight for survival in the city’s sprawling, grotesquely violent ghetto known only as the Zone. Nineteen year-old waitress Eadie challenges the hierarchy when she assists a bedraggled alcoholic known as the Prophet, drawing massive social-control machinery into play against her. The Prophet predicts she’s the general who will lead a revolution, and a few desperate souls start listening. How can she and her followers possibly prevail when she’s being hunted by a giant corporation and the Federal Angels it directs?
Book #1 Distributors
Ingram (B&T Pending)
Book #1 Awards
Maine Literary Award for Speculative Fiction


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The Book of Wanda
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Volume Two of the SEVENTEEN Trilogy
Book #2 Author
Mark D. Diehl
Book #2 Publication Year
2018 (Pending October)
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Fencetree Productions, LLC
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When Corporations own everything that humans need to stay alive, your company is your home, your food source, your school, and your hospital. It supplants your friendships, your religion, and even your family. Leaving the corporation means forfeiting it all, and those who remain inside refer in whispers to the Departed: those who have been cast out.

The Book of Wanda's narrative winds like DNA around that of the Book of Eadie, sharing some of its timeline and overlapping it at key events. Wanda, a dedicated laboratory worker and mother, is forced out of Amelix Integrations and dumped on the streets with other Departed. Like all corporate ambulatory workers, she has been engineered, educated, and conditioned for corporate compliance, but how can that background help her survive the Zone’s violent anarchy?

Organizations grow ever larger, even in the Zone. As armies clash around her, Wanda begins to understand how vulnerable a lone individual can be. She is swept into the heart of the conflict and finds herself present at the most important incident in all of human evolution.
Book #2 Distributors
Ingram (B&T Pending)
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Unpublished at this time
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