Insatiable Machine

By (author): Zoë Robertson, Jesse Life

Wave goodbye to the American dream.

Just a heartbeat into the future, America is being dragged to its knees by social unrest and economic inequality. The furious pace of technological advancement has made medicine capable of near-miracles but has also enabled the widespread displacement of workers by automated systems. As unemployment and poverty levels rise to dangerous heights, those with fortunes to lose are pitted against those with nothing left. The threat of rebellion looms greater every day.

When a chance meeting in a Washington, D.C., slum leads journalist Richard LaPointe to a heinous discovery, he and his wife, internationally respected physician and medical technologist Allie MacKay, start down a path that exposes just how far those in power will go to protect themselves from the impending crisis. When their daughter, Skyie, an online video activist sensation, gets involved after pulling off a spectacular protest stunt, they are all plunged into a world in which no one is safe.

What they find behind the curtain is not an America made great again. It is an empire in ruin.


Zoë Robertson

Zoë Robertson has enjoyed a long career as a professional violinist, with performances taking her across North America, through Europe and into Africa. In addition to music, Zoë works as an illustrator. When she isn’t playing the violin, drawing, or writing, Zoë is most likely to be found exploring paths less traveled in the wilderness.


Jesse Life

Jesse Life devotes his time to helping organizations and individuals become more ethical, inclusive, informed, and socially responsible. In his professional life, he is a freelance researcher with a background in politics, history, and science. In his personal life he is a musician, artist, and voracious reader. When his nose is not buried in books, Jesse is out supporting his community and those in it who are fighting for a healthier planet and fairer society.


Think Tom Wolfe, but more speculative and tilting to the left. With plenty of action, politics, and high tech, Insatiable Machine is a real treat.

– Toronto Star

A fore-gleam of the future that is frightening in itself.

– Miramichi Reader

If you like dystopian style novels with science fiction thrown in, this is a big recommendation.

– A Rambling Reviewer


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338 Pages
9in * 6in * .25in


April 01, 2018


Fernwood Publishing



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