Rebellion erupts on the "paradise" planet of Elysia, plunging the colony into chaos. In response, the all-powerful United Earth dispatches its elite corps of cyborg soldiers, led by Aaron "The Berber" Barber.
For a hero celebrated galaxy-wide for his acts of bravery against alien hordes, a ragtag group of colonized miners with antiquated weapons should be no challenge. But Barber and his soldiers are unprepaed to meet the most dangerous enemy yet--humans just like them. And on Elysia, the soldiers discover dangers that neither United Earth nor the Elysians themselves could have foreseen. The secrets Barber and his soldiers uncover lead them to question the true meaning of freedom in a world where nothing is what it seems.
"Rastafarian Science Fiction. This visionary work of our collective future maps that terrain. Distinctive for its inventive and progressive use of imagination, this insightful and entertaining novel illuminates our present by casting it in a dystopic future of corporate control--not only of governing states but whole planetary systems--with satiric relish. Mr. Campbell writes with assured prose. It is at once inventive, funny and poetic. There is a brilliant future in his imagined worlds. May there be one, two, many Bill Campbells! Long Live The Be!"
--Darius James, author of Negrophobia and That's Blaxploitation: Roots of the Baadasssss 'Tude!!!
"Reads like an unlikely collision between William Burroughs, J.G. Ballard, and Robert Heinlein ... Sunshine Patriots quickly reaches critical mass and shines with a furious, distinctive, and compelling energy all its own!"
--Tony Daniel, author of Metaplanetary
"As these are historic times, many works of literature are bound to be inspired. Campbell's Sunshine Patriots deserves attention as such a work."
-- Kim Thorpe, Boston's Weekly Dig