This month, Tor Books publishes Brian Francis Slattery's Liberation: Being the Adventures of the Slick Six After the Collapse of the United States of America. By chance, it's a timely release given the near collapse of our banking system. The book gives readers a dystopic view of a future in which the dollar has collapsed and the United States with it. The international criminals known as the "Slick Six" travel across a transformed America on a quest to save the country. Despite describing a dystopia, Liberation is a powerful evocation of the United States, at once loving of its virtues and unforgiving of its faults. It is a stunning achievement.
Slattery has extensive experience working with publications about economics, public policy, and international affairs. It seemed like a perfect time to interview him about the novel and his views on the financial crisis that has unfolded over the last few weeks.