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The Eagle’s Throne

The Eagle’s Throne

Author(s): Carlos Fuentes

Location(s): Mexico

Genre(s): Fiction, Science Fiction/Future

Era(s): 2020

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The year is 2020. The Mexican President has provoked the United States by calling for the removal of US troops from Colombia and demanding higher prices for Mexico’s oil. But the country’s satellite communications system is controlled in Miami and suddenly Mexico is deprived of phone, fax and email. In a country where politicians never put anything in writing, letters are now the only way to communicate, leaving the private lives and true feelings of all brutally exposed. Especially regarding the hot topic of the day: Who will be the next President, the next to ascend the Eagle’s Throne? As the characters struggle to identify and ally themselves to the future President, the letters fly ever faster. Who will be the victor? Handsome Nicolas Valdivia? Bald satyr Tacito de la Canal? Or the ‘unsavoury’ ex-President Cesar Leon? There are many questions to be answered before the last letter is sent.

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The Eagle’s Throne is a collection of letters written to and from the various political characters in a fictional Mexico. It works very well as a futuristic novel – LS –

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

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