Trevelyan's Wager

Speculative Fiction from Harvard Square Editions

In the 22nd century, genetically-modified individuals known as Immortals enjoy eternal youth, living together on a paradisal island where they never age. Hard-bitten journalist William del Grappa wrangles an invitation to the island out of Sophia Trevelyan, a beautiful Immortal; he finds that his experience with the darkest aspects of humanity allow him to see the true nature of eternal life more clearly than even the brilliant Sophia…

ISBN 978-1-941861-13-4
Harvard Square Editions
Release date: September 26, 2016
Trade Paperback and E-book formats, 115 pages,

"Trevelyan's Wager is a beautifully-written treatise on life and death and what is truly important. Well worth reading, it will hopefully make you think twice about your motivations in life, which is no mean feat for such a short novel."

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"Trevelyan's Wager made me think. . . would you still want to be immortal after this?"

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Fight and Flight: The Central America Human Rights Movement in the United States in the 1980s

Available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

The 1980s saw one of the largest social movements in US history, as activists fought to change the Reagan Administration’s policy of supporting right-ring terror and oligarchy in Central America. Despite the size and diversity of the movement, however, it remains understudied.

Fight and Flight examines the campaigns of three US NGOs, namely Amnesty International USA, the National Lawyers Guild, and the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador. By analyzing the ways in which the NGOs ameliorated the effects of human rights violations in Central America, primarily through their refugee assistance programs, this research demonstrates that the movement was more effective than is generally reflected in the existing literature.

Of particular interest for academic students of human rights and social movements, as well as activists interested in strategies of social change, this book offers a nuanced reading of a critical movement for human rights and international justice.

For more information on David Bassano's academic works, please visit his page.

ISBN 978-1-4438-9117-2
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release date: July 1, 2016
Hardcover, 245 pages