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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Lynard Barnes  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Science Fiction

Born: in Social Circle, Georgia

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Illinois Connection

Barnes lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Lynard Barnes began writing short stories at the age of 17. He served 13 months in the Republic of Vietnam as a U.S. Marine and has spent the last 40 years synthesizing the experience as a microcosm of life in general. His novels, ''Rolun'' and ''Phobos Lock'', are snippets of that synthesis. He worked over twenty years as a Program Analyst at the U.S. Department of Justice, retired. He developed and marketed computer software and taught adult education classes for the City Colleges of Chicago and the Chicago Public Library. In 1994, he launched ''Trices Book Review Journal'', which has been in continual publication in one form or another. A second edition of ''Rolun'', re-titled ''Rolun: 2120'' was published in July 2012.

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Titles At Your Library

Phobos Lock
ISBN: 0966848403

Trices Company. 1997

ISBN: 1403306419

Authorhouse. 2002

It is the Twenty-Second Century. It is a time of perfect minds in perfect bodies. Every aspect of life is run by committees and councils. Into this society of pristine dedication and ostentatious perfection, into this post-America democracy calling itself the "Brotherhood," Rolun is born.

Rolun: 2120
ISBN: 0985826223

Trices Group Publishing. 2012

It is the twenty-second century. It is a time of perfect minds in perfect bodies. Every major aspect of life is controlled by committees and councils – entities without personalities, only acronyms. Into this society of pristine dedication and ostentatious perfection, into this post-America type democracy calling itself the “brotherhood”, Rolun is born. The third in line of the wealthy and powerful Jarvis pharmaceutical dynasty, the seventeen-year old Rolun Jarvis, at the age of passage, is rendered sterile. A genetic flaw makes her undesirable as a progenitor. She accepts this consequence of her physical imperfection because she is in tune with the “mindset” of the times: the perfect mind in the perfect body. Unexpectedly, Rolun is made a candidate to the High Council of the World Body of Governing Democracies. It is the most secret or secret councils the most powerful of all councils and though many candidates are selected, few serve. Dennis Samson, her eighty-six year old “guardian” to the council will guide her career for the next six years as she goes through indoctrination college and on to her temporary community service job as a military instructor. Early on, she comes to realize not only is she being ostracized from the society to which she is spiritually devoted, but there are powerful forces at work intent on destroying both her and her father. Through a struggle not of her choosing, though fears rooted in her need for love, Rolun becomes the paragon of her times. THE PERFECT. THE PLUTOCRACY. THE PLUNG INTO THE ABYSS OF THE DARK.

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