Winner – Best General Fiction – 2017 Green Book Festival

I couldn’t put Consequence down! Masover … asks thorny, essential questions about personal responsibility and the role of violence in movements for social change.
– Sam Green, Academy Award-nominated director of The Weather Underground

Consequence is a great read, full of building tension and excitement … Masover writes about conflicts central to the human situation.
– Starhawk, author of The Spiral Dance and The Fifth Sacred Thing

“Here is a carefully crafted book about the necessity, and danger, of taking personal action in the 21st century.  Steve Masover’s characters ooze humanity. … The villain of Consequence happens to be genetic engineering but it could have been any current social or environmental issue. The premise, absolutely believable today, is that life on the planet is threatened and that battle waged by this novel’s characters will make a difference. … This is a human story shot in the ass with ideas.”
— Doug Peacock, author of In the Shadow of the Sabertooth and real-life model for Edward Abbey’s George Washington Hayduke in The Monkey Wrench Gang

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About Consequence

San Francisco activist Christopher Kalman has little to show for years spent organizing non-violent marches, speak-outs, blockades, and shutdowns for social and environmental justice. When a shadowy eco-saboteur proposes an attack on genetically engineered agriculture, Christopher is ripe to be drawn into a more dangerous game. His certainty that humankind stands on the brink of ecological ruin drives Christopher to reckless acts and rash alliances, pitting grave personal risk against conscientious passion.

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Reviews of Consequence

“Masover’s engaging, timely debut novel is about the line between activism and extremism. … This is a fast-paced and well-plotted literary thriller, examining the unforeseen ramifications of well-intentioned actions.” – Publisher’s Weekly – BookLife

“Where is the line between peaceful and legitimate protest and terrorism? Though the answer to that question might seem obvious, it’s not … Consequence explores that territory with skill and sophistication.” — Mal Warwick, Berkeleyside

“A story about Bay Area anti-GMO direct action activists, Consequence […] wraps you up in the personal lives of the characters and turns into an intense page turner before you know it. […] Consequence is a great read. It brought tears to my eyes a couple of times and has a real twist at the end of the adventure. Highly recommend it!!” – Slingshot

Consequence by Steve Masover, takes place in the shadow of 9/11, a techno-thriller with a focus on the northern California Bay area counterculture and general global instabilities. Not so much mystery or history as socio-political fiction in which a group of idealistic and disenchanted environmental activists struggle to maintain integrity and personal relationships as they drift into the more dangerous territory of techno/eco-terrorism. […] He also weaves in romance, artistic metaphor, parental conflicts and the essence of communal living, all timely and relevant.” — Randy Kraft, OC inSite

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