Prince Bascal is frustrated as the heir to the solar system-
wide Queendom of Sol because everyone is immortal so he can
never become the ruler. Currently the bored royal attends
summer camp at a remote locale where "troubled boys" are
exiled so that they can gain an appreciation for
civilization after time in the wild. However, Bascal has
had enough of the confines of Camp Friendly and with
several other campers, he uses Fax Technology to escape to
Denver on planet Earth.
Bascal and cohorts cause havoc until the Constabulary
arrests them. His mother Queen Tamra lectures him on
behavior of a future monarch, but Bascal points out he will
never be the ruler. Having a taste of revolt and sneaking
an earthling female Mary into his entourage, Bascal begins
a revolution against the ruling party while the government
bungles in their efforts to stop the wild bunch from
winning the Fax Wars.
THE WELLSTONE is a wild futuristic satire that entertains
while pushing the audience to think through to outcomes of
current solutions to problems. The story line hooks the
reader the moment Bascal and horde escape camp using Fax
technology. Their subsequent adventures are fun to follow
as if Wild In the Streets occurred across the Solar
System. The key characters seem real enabling fans to
believe in Fax Technology and immortality though wonder why
we do. Will McCarthy provides a winner that will leave the
audience applying his logic to modern day issues in order
to estimate the outcome not just the output.
For the children of immortal parents, growing up can be
hard to do. A prince will forever be a prince--leaving no
chance for Bascal Edward de Towaji Lutui to inherit his
parents' throne. So what is an angry young blue blood to
do? Punch a hole in the shadow he's been living in by
rallying his equally disgruntled companions to make an
improbable spaceship, busting out of the so-called summer
camp in which their parents have stowed them and making a
daring escape across the vastness of space. Ne'er-do-well
Conrad Mursk is just along for the joyride--until he
realizes this is no typical display of teenage angst. The
children are rising up in an honest-to-gods revolution.
And, boyo, things are going to get raw.