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On The Table Read Magazine, “the best book magazine in the UK“, in Alex Cochran’s The Pollutant Speaks, a stagnating humanity is crushed onto seven small worlds and a bankrupt mental patient decides his only escape is to venture further into the cosmos than he ever dreamed.

The Pollutant Speaks

Sci-fi novel, The Pollutant Speaks by Alex Cochran, brings into play a whole host of themes that not so long ago seemed farfetched, but now feel scarily plausible, including environmental consciousness, ethics, and the implications of artificial intelligence. Cochran’s debut novel takes readers on an epic sci-fi adventure, infused with politics, literature and philosophy.

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A stagnating humanity is crushed onto seven small worlds and the enigmatic union of alien life has set impossible goals to qualify for contact. When a discharged mental patient finds himself bankrupt, his only escape is to venture further into the cosmos than he ever dreamed. Do his inner demons hold the secret to peace with our stellar neighbours? Or will a populist leader and his cult return humanity to the dark ages?

Exploring poetry, politics and law in a way that asks questions about our society today,  The Pollutant Speaks is an adventurous and compelling novel which showcases Cochran’s ability to draw readers into his dark and dangerous alien world. Everyone who picks up a copy will be left pondering the power of human choice and the transformative potential within us all.

Alex Cochran

With science fiction in his DNA (the author possesses a master’s in science fiction and a BSc in astrophysics) Alex Weinle, also known under the pen name Alex Cochran, already has a couple of sci-fi screenplays to his name, and now enthrals readers with his tale of possible futures and self-discovery. A lover of unpredictable, soul-warming books, Alex’s own stories are full of literary allusions and human struggles.

At various times, a scientist, a surfer, a code monkey and a journalist, Alex now focuses on crafting and conceiving fiction with all the pain and joys involved. He has written screenplays for short films, Insider (2018), CopyCats (2020) and McPherson’s Toys (see IMDb) and short fiction for magazines like Jupiter, and anthologies.

He narrates for Tales to Terrify and other podcasts.  The Pollutant Speaks is his first novel published under his Alex Cochran byline.

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BookLife has selected The Pollutant Speaks as the Editor’s Pick and its stellar review can be found at https://tinyurl.com/32mbr74j

 

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