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J.M. Diener

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Author’s Note

Nearly 30 years ago, my AP English class read George Orwell’s epic novel 1984. Despite its general raunchiness, the novel opened my eyes to the negativities of totalitarianism. Orwell, of course, wrote the novel from a humanistic and atheistic point of view. I had recently surrendered myself to Christ and Orwell’s lack of recognition of the possibility of spiritual realities existing galled me. So I responded by writing this Christian sequel to 1984, where truth, love, and faith win and the Devil’s totalitarian machinations are defeated. Some may find it a bit simplistic, but I wrote this in my late teens, so I beg your indulgence. It is, after all, just a story … or is it?

J.M. Diener
February 2023

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