on SCRIBD here
and on issuu.. but you may have to click the link
or download/read the 2020 edition pdf
Welcome every and any body
‘The Free’ has had almost 451,225 views of the site (but mostly to read the news /posts page). The ebook and pdf are FREE and you can now also buy the physical ‘dead tree’ edition (printed as ordered) and the Kindle edition . . but in reality it’s still a rare and hardly known ‘Indie’ publication, let’s see if more people discover it this year!
‘The Free’: slideshow from the 2014 edition [slideshare id=39852797&w=476&h=400&sc=no
about the book
” the most detailed fictional treatment of the movement from a world recognizably like our own to an anarchist society that I have read.. imagined strongly enough to allow readers to believe that events could happen this way.” Dr Daniel P. Jaeckle, author of ‘Embodied Anarchy in Ursula K. Le Guin’s ‘The Dispossessed’…
Adventure/Thriller.. Maxie rebels and runs away, with the anarcha feminists, squatters and gays.. Capitalism is going bottoms up. The climate is revolting.. our heroes live through the social and permaculture revolution, and the dawn of a money-free world…
maybe the best way to read the new illustrated edition.. just open Google PLAY on a smartphone, tablet, or laptop type in ‘The Free by M Gilliland’ and read immediately or download free to ‘my books’ to read when offline.
the FARCEBOOK page here: https://www.facebook.com/….
‘The Free’ has no commercial promotion. It relies on its friends to do that. And since the eBook is ‘money free’ that’s simpler..if you’d like to help….
1) Pass it on to your friends.. Become a friend of The Free on Facebook, HERE and share any ideas on how to publicize it . Check out this blogsite, (see the Blogthemes).. Think how else we/you could distribute,
2) Download free copies, pdf and ePub for android etc… You could send a gift of The Free to a friend, it fits in an E-mail without problems
What it’s about..
Accompany Linda through her hilarious, terrible day, as she:
-escapes her useless school and abusive daddy,-changes her name to Maxie and falls in with the anarcha feminists, squatters and gays.
The State is going bottoms up, the Climate is going crazy, we’re living the collapse of capitalism, blow by blow, with a rainbow.
Maxie and her new friends get free of their traumas,and get into dealing subversive death blows, to a skinhead gang,a bankrupt school and the testerical special police. Next thing they flee to Ragwort CoOp Pool,in a big safe occupied working class area. We play the adventure live through their eyes, laughing and lamenting… inventing social revolution.
The PIF soldiers eventually arrive, to restore capitalist chaos, Macker and Maxie are missing, the hunt begins, while the spaced out invaders get subverted, corrupted, swallowed and (burp) digested.
Our odd family puzzles with the pieces.. finding a fun lifestyle,a coppice farm, and bright ideas for saving The Planet, but keep your hankies ready, folks.. click on your giant wings, for the fantastic FLYING finale!
about the writer
…..’here I play around with gardens and mechanics, and, um, look after children and horses. I can cook a deadly vegetarian paella and my hobbies include solar-powered internet and, er, rooting in bins’….
Thanks everyone for your help with this project..Please add a comment at foot of page