“History, Aristotle says, represents things only as they are, while fiction represents them as they might be and ought to be.”
— Albert J. Nock, Memoirs of a Superfluous Man

Jack McDonald Burnett

Jack McDonald Burnett

Jack is an attorney and freelance writer in the Atlanta area, originally from Chicago. His nonfiction work has appeared in such diverse publications and venues as Mortgage Lending Compliance Alert, American Builders Quarterly, Mortgage Technology, Economic Opportunity Report, and Puck Daddy. His next published novel will be his first.

Jack’s science fiction novel Amethyst is in the editing and revision stage. Amethyst is the story of a 23rd-century girl named Moira whose parents send her to live in a wildcat colony on a distant planet because she represents a threat to their wealth and status. From a shy, emotionally brutalized pre-teen, she grows up to become a kind, thoughtful, and well-liked, if impetuous and volatile, young woman. That’s when the government arrives to clean up the wildcat colony and repatriate the colonists to someplace under its jurisdiction. Moira must decide where she belongs: in the new home she’s helped build or in the old one she was cast out of. Either way, she’s going to have a fight on her hands.

Jack’s short story “A Masterpiece of the Literature of Liberty” won the third-place prize in the 2014 Libertarian Short Story Contest jointly held by the Libertarian Fiction Authors Association and Students For Liberty, and was published in the SFL periodical Ama-Gi. Another story will appear in a libertarian short fiction anthology in the Fall of 2014.

He is at work on new projects in various preliminary stages, including a space western novel, a possible series centered on a time-traveling aboriginal Canadian woman who can read minds, and a darkly comic expansion of his prize-winning short story about execution in 18th-century England and the entrepreneurs trying to make their living writing about the condemned.

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