Genus

Jonathan Trigell jonathan@trigell.net 797244424251

ACTION APOCALYPTIC CRIME DETECTIVE MYSTERY POLITICAL SCI-FI WAR

The Future

Jonathan Trigell

Logline

In the Britain of a few tomorrows time, physical perfection is commonplace and self improvement has become an extinct expression: all the qualities men and women could aspire to can be purchased prior to birth. GENUS is a time of genetic selection and enrichment - life chances come on a sliding scale according to wealth. For some there is no money or choice, and an underclass has evolved; London's King's Cross, or The Kross as it is now known, has become a ghetto for the Unimproved. In The Kross, the natural, the dated, the cheap and the dull, live a brittle and unenviable existence. But unrest is growing; tension is mounting and a murderer is abroad in these dark quarters... Acclaimed author Jonathan Trigell's third novel is a breathtaking tour de force, exploring a dystopia of the not-too-distant-a future which will leave readers wondering not 'what if', as the original audience of Huxley's Brave New World did, but 'when'.

Genre

Action, Apocalyptic, Crime, Detective, Mystery, Political, Sci-Fi, War

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

A future London, with echoes of the hedonistic Montmartre of 'fin de siecle' Paris.

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Corsair, an imprint of Little, Brown UK

Year Published: 2011

Starting Description

In a near furure where the rich can genetically improve their offspring, a disfigured artist, an ageing model, a war-blinded writer, a Christian jihadi, an unwilling gangster and a suspiciously perfect cop, find their lives suddenly entwined in a fight against both anarchy and a terrifying order.

Ending Description

What appeared to be a series of murders, which linked all the central characters, unravels, through a series of twists, into a governmental level conspiracy to create a terror threat as an excuse to repress the underclass and ultimately impose a genetic apartheid.

Group Specific

Information not completed

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

Information not completed

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity, Nudity, Substance Abuse

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Twist

Plot - Premise

Rebellion Against 'The One'

Main Character Details

Name: Gunt - Detective Günther Charles Bonnet

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Aggressive, Confident, Crazy, Criminal, Desperate, Narcissistic, Sexy, Badass, Blunt, Complex, Heartthrob, Masculine, Lone Wolf, Perseverance, Unapologetic, Beautiful, Decisive, Secretive, Underdog, Villainous

Additional Character Details

Name: Holman Prometheus

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Clumsy, Sarcastic, Underdog, Visionary, Educated, Engaging, Insecure, Modest

Additional Character Details

Name: Adele Nicole

Age: 50

Gender: Female

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Religious, Seductive, Sexy, Sophisticated, Beautiful, Charming, Complex, Decisive, Empathetic, Engaging, Gracious, Heartthrob

Additional Character Details

Name: Quigley Regan

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Badass, Criminal, Lone Wolf, Strong Moral Code, Villainous, Aspiring, Desperate, Honorable, Masculine

Logline

In the Britain of a few tomorrows time, physical perfection is commonplace and self improvement has become an extinct expression: all the qualities men and women could aspire to can be purchased prior to birth. GENUS is a time of genetic selection and enrichment - life chances come on a sliding scale according to wealth. For some there is no money or choice, and an underclass has evolved; London's King's Cross, or The Kross as it is now known, has become a ghetto for the Unimproved. In The Kross, the natural, the dated, the cheap and the dull, live a brittle and unenviable existence. But unrest is growing; tension is mounting and a murderer is abroad in these dark quarters... Acclaimed author Jonathan Trigell's third novel is a breathtaking tour de force, exploring a dystopia of the not-too-distant-a future which will leave readers wondering not 'what if', as the original audience of Huxley's Brave New World did, but 'when'.

Short Summary

In a near furure where the rich can genetically improve their offspring, a disfigured artist, an ageing model, a war-blinded writer, a Christian jihadi, an unwilling gangster and a suspiciously perfect cop, find their lives suddenly entwined in a fight against both anarchy and a terrifying order.


What appeared to be a series of murders, which linked all the central characters, unravels, through a series of twists, into a governmental level conspiracy to create a terror threat as an excuse to repress the underclass and ultimately impose a genetic apartheid.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Rebellion Against 'The One'

Characters

Main Character

Name: Gunt - Detective Günther Charles Bonnet

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Aggressive, Confident, Crazy, Criminal, Desperate, Narcissistic, Sexy, Badass, Blunt, Complex, Heartthrob, Masculine, Lone Wolf, Perseverance, Unapologetic, Beautiful, Decisive, Secretive, Underdog, Villainous

Character 1

Name: Holman Prometheus

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Clumsy, Sarcastic, Underdog, Visionary, Educated, Engaging, Insecure, Modest

Character 2

Name: Adele Nicole

Age: 50

Gender: Female

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Religious, Seductive, Sexy, Sophisticated, Beautiful, Charming, Complex, Decisive, Empathetic, Engaging, Gracious, Heartthrob

Character 3

Name: Quigley Regan

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Badass, Criminal, Lone Wolf, Strong Moral Code, Villainous, Aspiring, Desperate, Honorable, Masculine

Supplemental Materials