|Branch, the (1984) [Novel]|
by Mike Resnick
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EARTH–THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW...
Glittering, sky-high cities, super-technology, and a planet full of people with too much leisure time to spend. And Solomon Moody Moore–the kingpin of it all–who built himself an empire of riches by finding ever more innovative ways to entertain and excite Earth's bored masses. Solomon was the mover behind everything from thrill shows to politicos, and nobody even knew he existed. Nobody, that is, except the competitors he'd ruined, the bodyguards who protected him, a few, well-chosen lieutenants, and one insignificant human being named Jeremiah the B.
All Jeremiah wanted was everything Moore already had. Yet it was impossible to imagine that one little man could topple an empire. Moore would crush him in an instant. Or would he? For Jeremiah had a secret weapon that Solomon Moody Moore hadn't counted on–a power older than time and just as unstoppable...
Original title: The Branch
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Religion→ Messianic