Adventures in the Biostate

Andy Lazris

Publisher: Andy Lazris Pages: 257 Price: (paperback) $9.99 ISBN: 9798872156970 Reviewed: March, 2024 Author Website: Visit »

Andy Lazris imagines a future where the country controls its citizens through a perpetual state of fabricated medical crises in his dystopian novel, Adventures in the Biostate.

Three years after the Covid-19 pandemic, another deadly virus struck the U.S. Over the ensuing two decades, biostatistician Mic Medicine, who had worked with Dr. Anthony Fauci during Covid, became the architect of the biostate, a nation animated by its mantra, “Life and prosperity flow from compliance, not sacrifice.” He steered the government, pharmaceutical industry, and medical establishment into developing policies to placate a scared population “willing to trade everything – their bodies, their rights, their democracy, and the rights and bodies of everyone else – for a promise of life and wellness.”

Together with CNN anchor Jolly Jenn, the pair now broadcast the propaganda necessary to sustain the biostate and the powerful entrenched interests who profit from it. Citizens, embedded with microchips tracking their activity, study Fauci’s writings and routinely comply with forced masking, lockdowns, and vaccinations in response to manufactured health crises. At age 50, a person’s life may be terminated if the government determines that person is of no value to the state. When cracks in the status quo emerge, a few individuals set out to battle the system that Mic believes has grown out of control and needs reform.
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Lazris succeeds in penning an imaginative fast-paced action story typical of dystopian literature involving an oppressive government controlling a society through misinformation and technology.

However, the ramifications of the tradeoff between life and liberty are depicted through thinly drawn characters, one of whom uses excessive profanity. Additionally, the novel becomes increasingly wearisome and distasteful through Mic’s repetitive bashing of Fauci, CNN, and drug companies—a lashing so vitriolic that he even likens masks to swastikas and the Klan hood.

Ultimately, this tale presents a highly cynical view of society that will hold the greatest appeal to readers nursing grievances related to Covid-19 policies and conspiracy theorists.

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