Delaware embodies three aspects from Future Man’s plot that are crucial:
Inspirational enterprise: With its headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, DuPont is one of the largest chemical companies in the world. Its materials were critical to the success of the Apollo Space Program and, before that, also played a major role in the (atomic bomb’s) Manhattan Project in the 1940s.
DuPont businesses are presently organized into five categories: Electronic and Communication Technologies, Performance Materials, Coatings and Color Technologies, Safety and Protection, and Agriculture and Nutrition.
Vincent, the Delawarean protagonist in Future Man, gets his inspiration from DuPont when setting up The Consortium as a corporation, including the multi-category structure.
All great things start small: In this case, in a small State: Delaware. Several sequences in the plot could only occur in a small – and proud – state.
Growing together: As Vincent grows in the plot, so would his state/country, in the eyes of the world.
Delaware is a small state, sure, but with the potential for a tale like this to take place. After long consideration, Delaware was “cast for the role”.
If anywhere, Future Man could happen in Delaware.
Kirkus Reviews describes Future Man as a “Highly imaginative (…) action packed novel” … “This wildly creative work certainly takes readers to many unexpected places.”
RevolutionSF calls Future Man a “Thrilling adventure based on World War II history (…) made better by dialogue that really sounds like it comes from real people” adding that “The story takes place in present tense (…) It ratchets up the tension, as if it’s happening right now and you, the reader, are right there” concluding with “Future Man is a potent combo of history, science and adventure.”
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