A wallpad ORANGE by T. J. P. CAMPBELL
A wallpad ORANGE by T. J. P. CAMPBELL
Author’s comment: I am very happy to present this novel to my growing list of completed sci-fi titles.
A wallpad ORANGE is a one-off novel and not part of a series. It will be available for sale online and in major book stores some time in 2016 (currently through the Bookanory Publishing House imprint). Book cover designed and created by myself.
A wallpad ORANGE is a dystopian sci-fi novel by T. J. P. CAMPBELL. It is a completed 97,000 word novel in 59 chapters. This novel follows the incredible journey of the indomitable Julie and Sally who, despite coming up against insurmountable odds, aim to give Humanity a chance of rising out of the ashes. The human condition exposed in all its contradictory wonder. Written in British English with USA layout.
wallpad IS WATCHING YOU!
FAKE is REAL
FAILURE is SUCCESS
STUPIDITY is BRILLIANCE
Soon to be published in 2016. This novel will not require knowledge of any known novels. It is completely original. All characters, prose, poems and songs are original. In the late 21st century, English became the de facto language of choice, and by the end of the 22nd century it established itself as the de jure language. This had dire consequences for humanity, as the language became abused by the weight of numbers of poor writers who using gamification on the wallpad system, slowly but inexorably butchered the language and brainwashed their readers into believing in fantasies that such readers held dear. The wallpad ORANGE corporation grew into the richest and most powerful organisation the world had ever known. Until they became the government of almost the entire world. And when wallpad authors, through their greed and stupidity, fell into savage internecine warfare, the fate for the Earth’s downfall was firmly determined. A fate that saw the utter and total destruction of humanity in World War Infinity.
Chapter 1. The Ultimate English Victory – teaser
21st June, 2138
The lead newsreader on the internet’s most popular channel, wallpad channel WP1, allowed a gloriously superficial smile to stretch across her face before announcing:
“Good Morning wallpaders! Last night, as Big Ben struck 23, wallpad ORANGE (incorporated) announced that forthwith all stories will be written and read in English. The entire text on the wallpad megasite compendium is now in English. If translation wallwidgets have failed to translate stories as writers prefer, then by all means edit them. Please bear in mind that all words must be in English. This will no doubt effect many historical fiction texts, for instance. So be very careful-or else the translation wallwidgets might create some amusing, if not incongruous, segments of text. Finally, on this matter, please note that the wallpad ORANGE motto, Unus pro omnibus, omnes pro uno (which was written in the now extinct Latin language) has been translated into English. That is to say: All for one, and one for all.
“There have already been some complaints from the Filipino wallpaders over the removal of zombie boy-band True Infection resurrection stories, which, until yesterday night, were for some obscure reason always written in Filipino (Tagalog language). In a most audaciously unusual move, these Filipino wallpaders have ALL deleted their stories. Other Filipino writers have deleted their English stories in a show of sympathetic support-though it is interesting to note that a surprising number of new Filipino wallpaders have joined wallpad ORANGE as writers over the last few hours. Conclude what you like from that!
“Well wallpaders, things should be easy now and much more friendly. English rules! Hashtag: NoHaters. Hashtag: NoBullying. Hashtag: wallpadORANGE. wallpadORANGE dot com!”
Thirteen-year-old Julie Burns XIV heard all this on her wallpad slate as she was polishing off her cornflakes, sitting as she was in her London flat’s tiny kitchen.
After taking her empty bowl to the WP-dishwasher, she immediately started typing a message on her slate using the wallpad ORANGE talk system, which she was permanently logged into…
WP-Julie1313 @WP-Saladcream Hi Sally! Did U hear the WP news about going English?
Julie sensed that her classmate, Sally, would answer almost immediately because her school morning routine was pretty much identical to her own.
Julie was wrong in her expectations even though a message did arrive from Sally…
WP-Saladcream @WP-Julie1313 Oi, Jules babe! Did U hear it? WP has gone English?
“Damn,” cursed Julie, “what an idiot, she must have messaged me while I was messaging her.” Julie stroked her chin, thinking… “I know, I’ll just wait until she replies to my message, or we’ll end up never having a proper talk.”
Julie waited…and she waited…and she waited…
Chapter 1. The Ultimate English Victory
Chapter 2. This Is My Lucky Day!
Chapter 3. The wallpad All-Seeing Eye
Chapter 4. The Incredible Twist, Courtesy of the CA5
Chapter 5. The Darkest of Revelations
Chapter 6. The March to Another Unit
Chapter 7. Wallpad Weirdness and the Peculiar Machine
Chapter 8. Patrick’s Cure and Transmutation
Chapter 9. Bake Me, Babe!
Chapter 10. Oh To Be Thirteen Again
Chapter 11. The Paradoxical wallpad ORANGE
Chapter 12. The Secret of the Sleepers
Chapter 13. Please Help Me Die!
Chapter 14. Suffer Little Children…
Chapter 15. Wakey! Wakey!
Chapter 16. Susan Spark and the Recording Booth
Chapter 17. Escaping the Creativity Unit
Chapter 18. Lethal Intelligent Plasma
Chapter 19. Sing Like a Boy, Die Like a Man
Chapter 20. A Prayer for the Dead
Chapter 21. Jeopardy in the Rubble
Chapter 22. Diversionary Tactics
Chapter 23. Sting Like a Bee!
Chapter 24. Anyone for Football?
Chapter 25. The Medical Discovery
Chapter 26. FAKE is REAL!
Chapter 27. Isn’t it Wonderful, Babe-We’re Dead!
Chapter 28. The Big Sleep
Chapter 29. Threat From Dounreay
Chapter 30. Toys Do Talk!
Chapter 31. A Truth Uncovered
Chapter 32. Thank you Sergeant Barlow
Chapter 33. Questions, Questions…
Chapter 34. Bert, the Face and Voice of Reykjavik
Chapter 35. Shove that in your Pipe and Smoke It!
Chapter 36. Horning’s Mills
Chapter 37. All Aboard for the Flight to Freedom!
Chapter 38. The Anti-ID Side-Effects
Chapter 39. Flying On a Wing and a Prayer
Chapter 40. The Virtual Users
Chapter 41. Orangetooth 451
Chapter 42. The Battle
Chapter 43. Rendezvous at Pittsburgh
Chapter 44. The Infiltration
Chapter 45. The Ship Key
Chapter 46. Meeting Room 2
Chapter 47. Do You Love Me Professor?
Chapter 48. Danger! We Are Slaves Again!
Chapter 49. The Secondary Entry
Chapter 50. The Honey Trap
Chapter 51. Rendezvous with the Space Station
Chapter 52. The Elusive Door
Chapter 53. The Starship
Chapter 54. The Brig
Chapter 55. Restaurant C11
Chapter 56. Back to the Space Station
Chapter 57. Bad Connection!
Chapter 58. Mother Earth, Speak to Me
Chapter 59. Making up for an Apocalypse
A wallpad ORANGE (97,000).
Pride and Prejudice and Superheroes (114,300).
Britland Calling; Book 1: A Trip To Another Earth (40,100).
Britland Calling: Book 2: Britland in Danger (42,300).
Britland Calling: Book 3: The Four Playing Card Suits (47,300).
Britland Calling: Book 4: Conclusion (46,700).
The Case of the Ultimate Serial Killer (56,250).
The Londoners: The Secret Underground City (47,300).
To Be Or Not To Be Book 1: A Special Visitor (45,000).
To Be Or Not To Be Book 2: A Special Visit (43,500).
Planet of the Girls (37,000).
A Blip in Modernity (22,500).
The Final Deception (24,240).
There’s No Place like Home (30,000).
Grand Finale (19,000).
The Need of Consciousness (8,000).
The Lost Little Ant (6,400).
The Raba Deas (2,200).
When Tears Have Dried (7,900).
My TV and Movie Scripts:
Doctor Who: THE DALEK OBSESSION (TV one hour 2,000).
Doctor Who: DALEK MESSIAH (TV Film 90 minutes 4,140).
THE GATHERERS: Finders, Keepers. (Pilot of series, Full Feature Film 12,000).