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THE TRINTICO QUARTET

by Timothy Koch

Thank you so much for your interest in this world l have built. Imagine the great Carbon Nation, a superpower of consumption, after the greater population in the East has demanded their fair share of global energy sources. What would you do if you were only allowed to use the power of human effort because even renewable resources had been abused? Come on a journey with me and see what a massive machine humans can become.

The citizens of Induction Town walk on treadwheels to power the Trintico Corporate Society. Body weight is their most valuable possession. A big girl with a bright future and a skinny kid scavenging a life from crime have no business being together. A vast social machine drives them apart, squanders its own resources, and runs ever faster toward self-destruction. Jackson and Shevi know that the momentum of Trintico must be halted before it destroys itself, but the home they love, the people they care about, and even those who live in the wastelands beyond need a social machine for life, hope and safety. Can they break Trintico's spirit and restart it as a more sustainable machine?

I spent eight years developing, writing, and publishing these four books, but if you can escape I Town, pass through the suburbs that the trees have reclaimed, and survive the recreation of the first great zombie movie all in one weekend, that's fine with me. 

Thanks for reading.

tk

I Town
I Town
I Town

I Town

Book One of the retro-futuristic sci-fi series The Trintico Quartet. Paperback, 358 pages, plus map and first chapter to Book Two. Also available on Kindle at Amazon for $6.99

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Agrarianna
Agrarianna
Agrarianna

Agrarianna

Book Two of the Trintico Quartet. Paperback, 360 pages, plus map and first chapter to Book Three. Also available on Kindle at Amazon for $6.99

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Fluxton
Fluxton
Fluxton

Fluxton

Book Three of the Trintico Quartet. Paperback, 485 pages, plus map and first chapter to Book Three. Also available on Kindle at Amazon for $6.99

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Trintico
Trintico
Trintico

Trintico

The conclusion to the Trintico Quartet. Paperback, 489 pages plus afterward to the Quartet and the announcement of Counterparts, Timothy Koch's next novel. Trintico is also available on Kindle at Amazon for $6.99.

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The Trintico Quartet

The Trintico Quartet

An enclave of civilization surrounded by vast post-apocalypse wastelands. Three sovereign but interdependent walled steampunk cities, each with a different kind of self-imposed dystopia. The inhabitants of each will have to accept the demands of the social machine or risk getting cast out into the Wilds. Crazy King Ludd and his vagabond marauders wait there to enslave anyone they capture. Worse still are the Faux-Zombies who reenact an old movie in an abandoned Carbon Nation shopping mall when the moon is full or the Gasbaggers who value death more than life because of the methane decaying bodies offer.

Leah hoisted up a long-tailed shirt of the densest chainmail Shevi had ever seen. “Let’s try this on you. Mother says your appetite will increase when you’re carrying more weight. She says you could go two-fifty, three hundred if you took care of yourself.” (I Town, page 226)

Shevi and Jackson try to accept that the big must grow bigger to keep up with the increasing energy demands of Trintico. They try to accept the strict discipline of the farmlands that grow the food for I Town. They even try to fit into the Capital's rampant consumerism that wastes the resources of Trintico for the sake of maintaining its social machinery.

“These people do not need to be slaughtered or sterilized,” Sec Elec said, reining the conversation back on route. “They need hope. They need something to strive for. And they need an anthem and a champion to show them the way.”

“We need an anthem, for the monarchy,” Prince Tyler said.

Sec Elec voice dropped into a low growl. “We need a solution to these problems, Your Majesty. It must be real. At the end of the day it must be real.” (I Town, page 163)

If you enjoyed the Leviathan Trilogy, Hunger Games, Incarceron, City of Ember, The Maze Runner Series, or Mortal Engines, the Trintico Quartet is your next great adventure. Set in the not-so-distant future when carbon energy sources are scarce and the trees have retaken the suburbs of the old Carbon Nation, it offers a twisted look at contemporary consumerism.

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Books Two thru Four

Books Two thru Four

Shevi and Jackson escape the class system of Induction Town only to fall into the clutches of another overbearing order in Agrarianna. The Motherland fuels the power grid by feeding the walkers of I Town. Strict discipline demands complete allegiance to the Motherland, leaving no place for friendship and forbidding family. Unable to accept these conditions, the pair flee to Fluxton, the great Capital of Trintico. But when they discover that the produce of I Town and Agrarianna are only squandered, they break the social machine. The citizens of Trintico require order and provision to resist the madness of the wastelands around them, so Shevi and Jackson must restart the social machine.

If you've already purchased I Town, thanks so much for reading and for returning to get the rest of the story. We're offering the remaining three books at a special price.

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