Dystopian novel imagines world of immortality

Press Release


James W. Hoddinott describes world without societal ethics in new book

The Fates’

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Author James W. Hoddinott proffers readers a dystopia of devastating immortality in his new novel, “The Fates”(published by Trafford Publishing)

“We have a society that is increasingly individualistic, putting their needs ahead of all others,” Hoddinott says. “’The Fates’ questions what people are willing to sacrifice to meet their own needs.”

Set in a world without social conscience, “The Fates” follows Dr. Fairholm and Sonya’s discovery of an immortality serum. Due to their discovery, Dr. Fairholm and Sonya become the leaders of a group of people willing to sacrifice anything in order to live forever. When the immortality serum stops working, two “breeders” for the immortal ones lead a revolt to regain their freedom, desiring to live as humankind was meant to.

In this dystopian world, the immortal ones are pitted against a group who believes the spiritual self is the destiny of all humans. In a society where individuals devalue the basic human characteristics that make each person unique, the clashes between these two groups manifest devastating outcomes.

“I want readers to think,” Hoddinott says, “think about choices they would make and choices they are making. I want them to think about society’s priorities and if they are the right ones.”

“The Fates”

By James W. Hoddinott is currently on Winnipeg’s Bestseller list and found at McNally Robinson Booksellers.

Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Chapters

About the Author

James W. Hoddinott is a teacher, consultant and currently works as a vice principal. He believes in strength-based education and helping students find what it is that is their gift. He is an advocate for students with special needs and youth at-risk. “The Fates” is his second novel. He is also the author of “When Eagles Dare to Fly.”

Unsolicited review found at Chapters


Winnipeg, MB, Canada

  1. The Fates

    The Fates

    ☆☆☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆ 5 out of 5 stars.

    A Great Read

    Could not put this one down. It has been a long time I have felt that way about a book!



About jameswhoddinott

My novel 'When Eagles Dare to Fly' represents my belief that good will always triumph over evil and by developing who we are on the inside we will find our way. My newest novel 'The Fates' was released earlier this year that examines a society that discovers immortality. I have a blog called an 'Author, blogger and his musings' which talks about my writing, political issues as well as other areas of interest like education, art and photography,
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