The Hidden Mask

TitleThe Hidden Mask
Year for Search1995
AuthorsElder, John (b. 1933)
Date Published1995
PublisherOctant Press
Place PublishedTemuka, New Zealand
KeywordsMale author, New Zealand author
Annotation

Complex future tale in which a wealthy woman leads the successful effort to reverse population growth and produce a livable world. A World-literacy council creating a single world-language, world-speak based on English, was instrumental in bringing people together, but local languages remain, so everyone is bilingual. This council ultimately gives way to a World-council elected by everyone on Earth, with all political organizations prohibited. Ends with extracts from the world encyclopedia of 5164 covering the years 2000-2100.

Holding Institutions

ATL, PSt, VUW

Author Note

New Zealand author (b. 1933).

Full Text

1995 Elder, John (b. 1933). The Hidden Mask. Temuka, New Zealand: Octant Press. ATL, PSt, VUW

A complex future tale in which a wealthy woman leads a successful effort to reverse population growth and produce a livable world. A World-literacy council creating a single world-language, “world-speak”, based on English, was instrumental in bringing people together. Local languages remain, so everyone is bilingual. This council ultimately gives way to a World-council elected by everyone on Earth, with all political organizations prohibited. The novel ends with extracts from the world encyclopedia of 5164 covering the years 2000-2100. New Zealand author.