Title

Nation Nine

Date of Publication

12-10-2012

Degree Type

Honors Thesis

Department

English

First Advisor

Dr. James Whorton Jr.

Abstract

This senior honors thesis is an excerpt from a young adult science fiction novel. The story revolves around a group of nine survivors in a post-apocalyptic Earth, as they struggle to cope with the dangers of a corrupt government, radiation poisoning, unknown viruses, and a species of ever-evolving monsters known as “lamia.” Themes explored within the story include personal identity, tyranny and freewill. The story is prefaced with the author’s own thoughts on fiction’s purpose for both authors and readers.

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