KeepAndBearArms.com Writer Releases Freehold Novel
Releases Latest Novel: Freehold
by Nicki Fellenzer
KABA Newslinks Director
November 17, 2003
Imagine an ideal society.
Not a socialist utopia
described by collectivist dreamers, where every person is bound to everyone else
by political obligation, guilt or government force, but a paradise where every
individual is bound by honor to live free, achieve and rise to the pinnacle of
his or her ability.
Imagine a world with
unfettered religious freedom, where no faith is outlawed and no belief is
It’s a world where
government’s only purpose is to protect the populace from outside aggression and
manage courts of law.
It’s a society where one is
free to be armed -- or not -- whenever one wants, without fear of government
reprisal, without feeling feared, discriminated against and vilified by an
uninformed general public and a government controlled media. It’s a place where
you carry your weapon in the open to assert your rights, and where those who
rule do not fear an armed populace.
A world where human beings
are free to live, love, achieve and succeed without state intervention,
licensing or tracking.
If you believe the true
potential of human beings can only emerge in a completely free society – a
society without government control of individual behavior, government sanctioned
“morality” and government appropriation of earnings by force – Freehold,
by Michael Z. Williamson will have you yearning for change more than you ever
It will reinforce – maybe
even redefine – what you view as human existence.
But political and social
philosophy aside… Freehold’s appeal is also its fast-paced action and
thrilling military intrigue and suspense. For the science fiction fan,
futuristic military toys and powerful hardware paint a picture of the future
that’s both sleek and impressive.
Kendra Pacelli, is a Sergeant
in the UNPF (United Nations Peacekeeping Forces). The world on Earth is just
what you would expect from a future spawned out of the actions of political
leaders today – a subhuman hell, where every human step is sanitized, equalized
and regulated by the government – the United Nations.
Framed for theft of military
equipment by corrupt UNPF commanders, Kendra, feeling she has no other choice,
stages a daring breach of the embassy of the Freehold of Grainne – a colony that
not only refused to join the UN, but rejected most of the common standards of
ship registry, public health, public standards, and even reciprocity of laws.
With the UN’s guidance and
control, the media paints Kendra as a thief and a fugitive, further reinforcing
Kendra’s determination to relocate to the only planet that will not extradite
her to be tried in the UN’s kangaroo courts and ultimately punished for a crime
she didn’t commit.
The world she finds on
Grainne is a stark contrast to Earth, and as Kendra adjusts to her new home and
its unfettered, unforgiving freedom, she realizes that the life she led on earth
– shackled, enslaved and controlled by the UN was merely existence. What she
finds in her new home is life – free, merciless, human life.
Human beings aren’t
registered and tracked.
There is no mandatory formal,
government controlled education or licensing for any career.
Gun control doesn’t exist.
The Freehold citizens wear their arms in the open – not only to defend
themselves, but to assert their rights. Anyone can purchase a firearm from a
street vendor, if they so desire. No background checks, no licensing, nothing
to impede a legitimate purchase. Period.
The free market dictates what
businesses succeed and what enterprises fail.
Government officials are not
elected by a barely informed, disinterested and disgruntled majority, seeking to
gain as much largesse at others’ expense as possible. They give up the majority
of their possessions, and subsist on a small stipend for the privilege of
People are free to do as they
wish, as long as they do not infringe on others’ rights to do the same. There
is no appropriation of assets through taxes and no government sanctioned slavery
or subsistence at others’ expense.
Kendra’s initial reaction is
panic – panic at the lack of regulation that the UN-controlled system has forced
her to accept as necessary for the common good, panic at the free and
unrestricted access to guns and military hardware, panic at the lack of sexual
inhibition or any regulation of “morality.”
The quality of life,
unfettered and unregulated, allows Kendra for the first time to discover who she
is, what she’s capable of and to develop a sense of pride in being a human
being, determined, confident and responsible for her own life and her own
destiny; she’s free to earn, explore, achieve and succeed, instead of living
like government controlled cattle.
But oppressive regimes are
rarely satisfied with what they have. Their leaders become addicted to power
and hungry for more, swallowing every society in their wake. And now the UN is
coming for the Freehold, forcing the ultimate battle between tyranny and freedom
– between oppression and liberty.
Mike Williamson’s exuberant
personality and sharp wit come through with every word he writes. He yearns for
a Freehold with every page. He craves a Freehold with every paragraph. He
thirsts for the liberty of a society that allows human beings to be their
candid, bold and shameless selves – free to achieve as much as they are able
without interference from those who seek power over others. He unabashedly
describes the good, the bad and the ugly in an absolutely free world. He
doesn’t whitewash his heroes or his villains, but portrays them as emotional,
fallible and flagrantly human.
Freehold will be
available in stores January 1, 2004, and you can preorder it from
The first fourteen chapters
are also available on the
publisher’s website, and if you enjoy
Mr. Williamson’s work on KeepAndBearArms.com and want an early copy, you can
contact him directly and get it signed by the author just in time for the