The Madagascar Manifesto is not a work of idle fantasy. Nor is it a story purely of horror. While most of the events described in these novels are products of the authors' imaginations, they are set amidst the true history of our world. Painstakingly researched, written, rewritten, and rewritten again, the work took more than fifteen years before all three volumes finally saw publication. To Janet and George it was worth all of the effort when the final volume, Children of the Dusk, received recognition in the form of the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Novel in 1998. |
The Madagascar Plan, the cornerstone of the alternative history used in the Madagascar Manifesto, was a true proposal originated around the time of the French Revolution by one of Napoleon's advisors. During the period in which Hitler was playing the role of reasoned statesman to the world outside Germany, the Madagascar Plan resurfaced and was seriously debated even in the U.S. Congress as a possible "solution to the Jewish question."
While the Madagascar Manifesto is a work of fiction, it is also a reflection of some of the realities of our world which we usually prefer not to see. It is not light reading, but its rewards are an understanding of what is bright and what is dark in all of us.
The Madagascar Omnibus is an omnibus collection of the three novels: Child of the Light, Child of the Journey, and the award winning Children of the Dusk.