Orthicon

They were taken, against their will, and resettled somewhere they had never seen, and away from the world they had known.
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They were taken, against their will, and resettled somewhere they had never seen, and away from the world they had known.

Nobody told them why.

In the remarkable new debut novel by David Perlmutter, the stars of a beloved art form known the world over- animated cartoons made for television- are seen in an entirely new and unique way- as real, living beings. And you will be amazed at how real they end up being.

They found that out themselves.

Orthicon by David Perlmutter is a lively and provocative satire on a dysfunctional society pursuing a conservative policy designed to save them from an incomprehensibly surreal future. President Mucklebackit has ordered the deportation of cartoon characters, the Toons, to a distant planet called Orthicon. Samson J Snead has been named as the First Consul of the Colony, and it is his duty to expedite the initial transports. The conflict begins when Flotsam, Baubles and Betterfist, the Suckerpunch Girls, have to contend with the CIA whose SuperSucker device will vacuum the unruly into the program. It sets the stage for the author's comedic narrative filled with metaphors that make this a work to remember. The Toons symbolize minorities and fringe elements who are stereotyped as 'terminal adolescents' in failing to meet social expectations. They find it impossible to conform to traditional standards because of their primal nature. Some are robotic characters whose life quest is to save the world. Others, like Snead's Rodmond, are figments of the imagination come to life and have no place outside of the 'closets' of the mind. It is not so much as an indictment of modern society and culture as it is a commentary on how we marginalize The Other and make it impossible for some to find the 'happy medium' cliches of diversity and inclusivity. Orthicon by David Perlmutter is definitely high school level reading that parents and teenagers won't want to miss.

-- Broadway Turk Superstar

David Perlmutter (Author)

David Perlmutter is a freelance writer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is the author of America Toons In: A History of Television Animation (McFarland and Co.), The Singular Adventures Of Jefferson Ball (Amazon Kindle), The Pups (Booklocker.com), Certain Private Conversations and Other Stories (Aurora Publishing), Honey and Salt (Scarlet Leaf Publishing), The Encyclopedia of American Animated Cartoon Series (Rowman and Littlefield, forthcoming) and Orthicon; or, the History of a Bad Idea (Linkville Press, forthcoming) He can be reached on Facebook at David Perlmutter-Writer, Twitter at @DKPLJW1, and Tumblr at The Musings of David Perlmutter (yesdavidperlmutterfan).

They were taken, against their will, and resettled somewhere they had never seen, and away from the world they had known.

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