Maker Messiah by Ed Miracle

Are his Maker machines an irresistible trap?

Or is Philip Machen offering the world a fresh start?

He never talked about subverting the world’s elites or empowering millions of ordinary people until he’d already done it. By then, it was too late. Curse him, worship him, or ignore him, the Freemakers must figure it out now, before Tory vigilantes crush the future they desperately seek.

Like those around him, Everett Aboud is stuck in his own personal dead-end.

Until Makers change everything for everyone.

And set him free.


You’ll love Maker Messiah because it’s more than the sum of its parts.

It’s a vision to die for.

Get it now.

(This work is not religious)

What’s in a Name? Freemaker is a composite.

 Maker prototype

Maker prototype scale model

Freemaker is a composite with more than one meaning.

Foremost in Maker Messiah, Freemaker is a label, a title for the protagonist, Philip Machen. His name, Machen, means in German to make, and as the father of Makers, he is the source of Maker devices, concepts, and dreams. He is the Freemaker. Could he also be a secular messiah?

Freemaker is also intended to evoke sharing as a consequence of effortless production. Philip invents Makers and gives them away. He also urges people to copy their Makers, and to share them without compensation, to establish new social expectations of ubiquity and goodwill. In other words, Makers should be free because they constitute the economic backbone of Philip’s new sharing-based morality, which becomes the social basis for Freemaker communities.

In this last context, Freemaker acquires a political meaning, as some citizens embrace Makers while others (Tories) oppose them. In the story, a loose movement of Maker owners coalesces to support Makers, perhaps even to support Philip’s Maker enclaves and his sharing sensibility.  The success of his Maker advent depends ultimately on the judgment, courage, and goodwill of strangers like Everett Aboud. Just as the success of the novel depends on readers like you, ordinary people will decide.