2525: North American Alliance – Science Fiction Stories

2525: North American Alliance
A collection of science-fiction stories
By Chongchen Saelee

I’ve been thinking of a way to re-introduce my Asian-American superhero “Agent S” via a huge scope, a well-established world that’s based on reality. It’s not to be “more grounded” but to actually build on what really exists that people don’t care to acknowledge but might also be amazed by. So I will reintroduce Agent S as part of a collection of new sci-fi stories called “2525: North American Alliance”. It pays homage to the Pop Culture song “In the year 2525” and will be comprised of stories about how America transformed into the America that Agent S inhabits in his timeline. Hopefully, it sets the tone properly before I get to the kung-fu and explosions.

Anyway, I hope it’s a good boost. The entire story will span 80 years.

Just for reference, here are the lyrics to “In The Year 2525” by Zager and Evans, from 1969:

In The Year 2525
By Zager and Evans

In the year 2525, if man is still alive
If woman can survive, they may find
In the year 3535

Ain’t gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lie
Everything you think, do and say
Is in the pill you took today

In the year 4545
You ain’t gonna need your teeth, won’t need your eyes
You won’t find a thing to chew
Nobody’s gonna look at you

In the year 5555
Your arms hangin’ limp at your sides
Your legs got nothin’ to do
Some machine’s doin’ that for you

In the year 6565
Ain’t gonna need no husband, won’t need no wife
You’ll pick your son, pick your daughter too
From the bottom of a long glass tube

In the year 7510
If God’s a-coming, He oughta make it by then
Maybe He’ll look around Himself and say
“Guess it’s time for the Judgement Day”

In the year 8510
God is gonna shake His mighty head
He’ll either say, “I’m pleased where man has been”
Or tear it down, and start again

In the year 9595
I’m kinda wonderin’ if man is gonna be alive
He’s taken everything this old earth can give
And he ain’t put back nothing

Now it’s been ten thousand years, man has cried a billion tears
For what, he never knew, now man’s reign is through
But through eternal night, the twinkling of starlight
So very far away, maybe it’s only yesterday

Songwriter(s): Evans, Richard Lee
Transcribed by http://www.metrolyrics.com/in-the-year-2525-lyrics-zager-and-evans.html


2525: North American Alliance

Story 1: The President
Summary: A young German American conspires to become the new United States president by orchestrating a terrorist attack and becoming the hero to the people.

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