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Catch the Exhibit for Rick Badman’s “The Madhouse Projects” at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 2020

The science fiction novel tells the story of people who use technology for good

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Check out the exhibit for Rick Badman’s “The Madhouse Projects” at the L.A. Times Festival of Books

The sci-fi novel “The Madhouse Projects” (ReadersMagnet; 2019) by Rick Badman will be exhibited at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 2020 on April 18-19, 2020 at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
The Festival of Books was first held in 1996 and since then has become an essential part of Los Angeles’ cultural and educational scene. Being the largest book festival in the country, the annual, free public festival attracts approximately 150,000 visitors. The event holds author panels, book signing sessions, storytelling, musical performances, culinary classes, and more. Aside from books, new and original works of art and photography will also be on display.  
Badman, a prolific science fiction writer, describes “The Madhouse Projects” as “a blueprint for a fantastic future.” The novel centers around the theme of using technology to improve the lives of mankind and make the world a better place despite opposition from corporations and criminals.
After being dismissed from the University of California at San Francisco, Dick Thurman, an automotive engineer and Christian, is hired by a mystery man called the Boss to work at an underground installation in Arizona called the Madhouse. The different departments at the Madhouse work on technology and projects that are meant to improve the world and society. Dick builds flywheel-powered electric cars, one of which he drives to victory at the 2037 Indy 500.
Dick’s wife Kate and her team develop an EPU system to extract information out of Hector Castillia, a South American drug lord, and in the process, eliminate the drug problem. This earns her a special citation from Washington and a Medal of Freedom from the President.
In “The Madhouse Projects,” readers will see a future where technology is used to do extraordinary things and change lives for the better, instead of plunging the world into a future of doom and destruction. The novel gives readers a glimpse at what be possible within their lifetime if enough people are determined to make the incredible reality.
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The Madhouse Projects
Author | Rick Badman
Publisher | ReadersMagnet
Published date | October 9, 2019
Paperback price | $15.13
About the Author
Rick Badman was born on March 21, 1974, in Warsaw, Indiana where he still lives. He is an avid science fiction enthusiast. He began writing sci-fi stories half a century ago. In eighth grade, he started writing sci-fi books to practice writing long stories. He also carried his interest to broadcast media, doing short weekly radio features about science fiction from 1979 to 1982 and a cable TV program about future technology and ideas from 1985 up to 2012.
Aside from “The Madhouse Projects,” he has completed four sci-fi books (two published, two unpublished):

  • “The Belt,” which takes place in the Kuyper Belt around 340 years in the future
  • “Tales From Newgate,” which takes place in a city founded by people from another dimension in the Adirondacks
  • “The Adventures of Mr. Amazing,” which is about a superhero from another dimension
  • “The Mission To Worlds Beyond,” which tells of missionaries being sent to other dimensions

Since 19743, Badman is a voracious writer of letters to the editor in his hometown of Warsaw. Over 300 of them have been published since 2013.

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