Indicia (all that copyright stuff)


    by John Barnes

    Indicia and stray information

    Raise the Gipper! is ©2012 by John Barnes.

    Metrocles and Metrocles House, and the Metrocles mark on the front cover, are used by John Barnes to identify his self‑published works.

    Cover art is by Stan Yan, and is copyrighted and owned by Stan Yan, who reserves all rights. If you are interested in using the cover art, or in your own zombie caricatures, or some terrific graphic storytelling,  please contact him at

    This is a work of fiction.  Persons appearing in this book are not real and are not intended to be understood as real. Those with the same names as living, well‑known persons are portrayed here for the political purpose of questioning and undermining  respect for their authority, under the full protection of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, as extended by the Fourteenth Amendment, for political speech.   Aside from well‑known public figures, any use of a real person’s name is accidental and unintentional.

    The portrayal of the global and political system as  being under the control of  vicious aliens from outer space bent on degrading humanity to extinction and destroying  our glorious planet is entirely my invention, and should not be taken to imply that any such creatures actually control  any specific  bankers, administrators, religious leaders, etc.   Sure would explain a lot if it were true, though, wouldn’t it?