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The Wormwood Deceptions
I was born in 1966 in Sydney Australia. I graduated with first class honours from the University of Sydney majoring in physiology and biochemistry. I then completed my PhD in cell biology in 1992. I worked for 10 years at the University of Manchester publishing papers in the field of apoptosis. In 2003, I moved to the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and worked as a senior scientist in the area of Systems Biology. In 2007, along with a colleague, I started my own company, Imagen Biotech which later became Imagen Therapeutics. Imagen Therapeutics specialises in the personalisation of chemotherapy for cancer patients. In 2017 I sold some shares in the company which has allowed me to take an extended sabbatical to write The Wormwood Deceptions
The Wormwood Deceptions is a continuation of C.S Lewis’s Screwtape letters. The novel covers many topics that are a challenge to the modern day church. In this story, Wormwood has become a powerful demon in hell who is no longer in charge of tempting individual humans but rather controls the false narratives that currently pervade modern 21st century society. The book focuses on an unfolding drama that involves a young Civil Servant called James Frankham. As this story unfolds on earth, there are parallel chapters where Wormwood is explaining to more junior demons how he has created powerful deceptions to entrap as many people as he can for the Night Spirit’s (the title the demons use for Satan) kingdom. Some of the deceptions covered by Wormwood include left/right wing politics, human sexuality, scientism, atheism and Evangelical pharisaism. The book also indirectly covers other topics such as suffering. The story has a nice demonic twist at the very end in the epilogue. The Appendix is mainly there for scientists as it gets to the heart of a foundational mathematical argument which is key to New Atheism.
Those who enjoy having their thinking stimulated through thought provoking fictional stories. The age range is anyone from 15 to 80.
Book cover type
This book is a sequel to C.S Lewis' famous "The Screwtape Letters. The cover of the Screwtape Letters was a very simple burnt paper with a fountain pen resting on the paper. Below I have put together a working design which is not good but it gives you an idea of how I think about capturing the essence of my work. Please don't feel constrained to stick to this design. The only component I like of it is the demon hovering.
What to avoid
Don't want stock imagery.
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