The Hidden Mask

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