Adrian's '2084' book launch

Thank you for taking a look at this exciting campaign. 

There are 5 options for you to choose from, to support this pre-sale book launch:


1.
Donate $30 and receive one of the first 300 first print - Limited Edition 2084 printed books (with no attendance at the book launch). This will be either hand delivered to you or posted.

2. ** Donate $50
 and receive an invitation to the 2084 Book Launch and a 'signed' first print - Limited Edition 2084 book, which you will receive at the launch.

3. ** Donate $65
 and receive an invitation for two (2 people) to attend the 2084 Book Launch and one 'signed' first print - Limited Edition 2084 book, which you will receive at the launch.

4. ** Donate $300
and receive an invitation to the 2084 Book Launch (for one or two people) plus receive 10 x signed first print - Limited Edition 2084 books, which you will receive at the launch. You can give these away or sell them to others.

5. Donate $15. For those of you who like e-books, live overseas, or just wish to donate a little less and get to read the book, here is an option for you to. There will be only 250 first e-send - Limited Edition 2084 e-books available.


** The first 2084 book launch is on Friday 14th August at 6.00 pm - 8.30 pm. 
Savannah Hotel and Resort, 42-46 Surf Parade,  Broadbeach, Gold Coast.

To ensure full attendance from all of the invitees and respondents, there is a small event fee. Many times, especially, through social media, the 'interested' or 'going'  button just gets clicked ... These fees will go towards the launch costs to make it a very special event. Thank you. 


About the Author and the 2084 story:
In the early 1980’s Adrian started to read socio-political books by authors such as Aldous Huxley and Franz Kafka and his favourite, George Orwell (Eric Blair).

He first read 1984 whilst sitting inside an old apartment, in a surreal city surrounded by a wall in that very same year. That wall was the Berlin Wall. He lived within the confines of the wall in West Berlin for several years from 1983 before immigrating to Australia in 1987.

Almost 30 years later, after reading the book again, for about the fourth time, the words: ‘It was that her waist had grown thicker, and, in a surprising way, had stiffened’ leapt off the page and into his creative mind.

These few words (left sitting for almost 70 years for Adrian to read and decipher with his own poetic license) are the link and bridge that seamlessly unites the worlds and the people from 1984 and 2084.


A synopsis of the story:
This is Adrian’s first novel. It is a social, political, optimistic and intimate adventure story set in the century between 1984 and 2084.

Ii was inspired and adapted from the author’s reading, study and love for George Orwell’s 1984. 

Living in their new, utopian world, twins, Jacob and Miranda, research and find clues and information that lead them to discover links and connections to their family history over the past one hundred years.

They revisit the fears and horrors of 1984 and learn more about the story of, and their connection to Winston and Julie (the main characters in Orwell’s 1984).

A unifying global event occurs in the year 2066 and out of it, The Renewed World Council is established, leading the world into a more harmonious and conscious way of life; leaving the old paradigm and control of Big Brother in the past.

With words from George Orwell’s 1984 novel embedded into this 2084 adaptation, the full spectrum and divide of control, fascism, freedom and peace are intricately mixed; offering a story that moves from despair and hopelessness to one full of new hope and possibility for a much brighter future.

Within the novel, Adrian uses actual wording from 1984 to take the reader back and forth into Orwellian history, weaving together the destinies of the four main characters (Jacob and Miranda from 2084, Winston and Julia from 1984), with the overbearing presence of ‘Big Brother’ starkly contrasted with a profound hope for a more harmonious humanity. The quest for human freedom remains central to the story.

Adrian has drawn on his experiences as a psychotherapist, teacher, father and grandfather as the inspiration for his exciting, uplifting vision for the future. This book is particularly relevant right now, as we step into new, uncharted and unprecedented times with our social and political lives. Much like 1984 has been acclaimed as a prophetic book … perhaps in time, 2084 will receive the same accolade for its uplifting and inspiring message.


Short Author Bio:
Adrian was born in the UK in 1963. He lived in (West) Berlin from 1983 - 1987 and experienced the division of people first hand in those very years Orwell was writing about in his (semi-prophetic) novel - 1984. The prevailing social and political landscape of Berlin awakened the brewing ‘Social Anarchist’ in Adrian and set him on his more mature journey of social, political and spiritual exploration, investigation and understanding.

Orwell himself, up until the nineteen-thirties, described himself as a ‘Tory Anarchist’, later calling himself a ‘Social Democrat’. For Adrian, during the Orwellian year of 1984, it was a blend of these. Both Socialism and Anarchy were present for him. Punk Rock was pounding and beating out its anti-establishment music and lyrics and there was a sense of political unrest and change as Thatcher(ism) and Reagan(ism) ruled the Western World with their extreme right wing ‘Tory’ agendas.

At the same time in Poland - Lech Walesa (a trade union activist and later the President of Poland) was speaking up and being supported by millions of workers (proletariat's) about ‘Solidarity’ and people across the world were speaking out against Apartheid in South Africa. The world was alive with change. Adrian himself was witness to many interesting changes whilst living and working in West Berlin and travelling in both Western and Eastern Europe.

With all of this going on in his life, the seed and inspiration for writing 2084 was germinated.


Budget Overview:

I would like to  raise $4,000  in this GoFundMe Fundraiser. 
This will pay for the initial set up, printing and publication of 2084 with my (self-publishing) publisher / printer - Intertype. Other costs associated with the first print - limited edition books are: Book Launches, Postage and Packaging. Promotion. Taxes!


Thanks and Appreciation:
I really appreciate all the support and look forward to sharing this journey with you - and of course, I really do hope  you enjoy reading the book!

Thank you - Adrian

Donations

  • Karen Bailey  
    • $30 
    • 8 hrs
  • Michelle Adamson  
    • $30 
    • 1 d
  • Steve Fish 
    • $30 
    • 1 d
  • Jonathan Smith 
    • $30 
    • 1 d
  • Michael Ekert 
    • $50 
    • 1 d
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Organizer

Adrian Hanks 
Organizer
Mermaid Beach, QLD
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