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Hatred Day

Before breaking straight into a review of Hatred Day, the first instalment of the Pettibone sisters’ sci-fi/fantasy series centred on a young female protagonist, it is worth dedicating some attention to the authors themselves (T.S. Pettibone being the nom de plume of identical twins, Brittany and Nicole Pettibone).

Here at AltRight.com, a site primarily dedicated to providing an alternative political commentary on global events and culture, it is a given that the books featured and reviewed will have a link to the rest of the content displayed. In this particular instance, that link is the authors themselves.

Brittany has appeared on Red Ice Radio to promote the book while also engaging in discussions on President Trump, cultural Marxism and demographic transformation. She is also a regular hostess of the ‘Virtue of the West’ podcast alongside Reality Calls, and both sisters have openly conveyed their support for Trump when interviewed by InfoWars.

So does this make them literary vanguards for the science-fiction/fantasy readers of the Alt-Right? The simple answer is no. However, one would assume that, given their more astute political position-taking and general worldview, they would produce material that was free from attempts at deconstructing traditional societal values and enforcing a liberal agenda.

Although the Pettibone sisters are clear advocates of a saner society than the currently established Western world, one would be mistaken to expect even an implicit pro-white, or even pro-Western, agenda to manifest itself in the book. Personally, I wasn’t expecting The Turner Diaries (and thankfully, this was far from that), but I had prepared myself to pick up on some underlying conservative message. I never found one and, in some instances, picked up instead on the odd argument being made in favour of more liberal politics. I hasten to add that this in no way detracts from the book. Perhaps I had just made the mistake of setting up a certain frame of mind before reading Volume I (since I had learned of the book and the Pettibone sisters through Brittany’s interview with Lana Lokteff).

Without revealing any spoilers, the book revolves around protagonist Snofrid Yagami, a member of a powerful alien race known as the ‘Inborns’, who finds herself in a slum on Earth being primed for sale at a slave auction. To make things worse, Snofrid has had her short- to medium-term memory wiped. The Inborns, having arrived unwelcome on Earth (and causing substantial ecological damage and social upheaval in the process), seem to have engaged in an uneasy peace with humankind. Snofrid is ultimately rescued from the auction and sets about retrieving her memories. At about this juncture in the story, the son of a prominent human authority figure is murdered and social tensions increase as the Inborns are suspected of the crime. From this point onwards, Snofrid endeavours to do all she can to save herself and her motley crew of family members from the dangers not only emanating from their proximity to the humans, but also from the threat posed by members of her own species. This is not to say that she becomes a gun-toting, skull-cracking female warrior. Nicole and Brittany ensure that Snofrid is realistically depicted as an intelligent female lead who knows that, like each of us, she has her limits and inherent weaknesses. Her entourage is there to protect her when violence ensues (although that is not to say she does not find herself alone in perilous situations whereby she has to rely on her other skills to survive). Thankfully, Hatred Day is free from the feminist woMAN ideal that is pushed in mainstream entertainment.

In terms of style, syntax and rhythm, Hatred Day is well written. The vocabulary is descriptive without being flowery and excessive, and although this is typically true with seasoned writers, I feel it should be highlighted here since this is the first tentative step into the world of fiction for Nicole and Brittany.

Personally, I found the story to be well paced with the right sprinkling of increased tempo where action and uncertainty called for it. However, I have seen other reviews criticizing an element of slowness to the story which may be symptomatic of a young generation yearning for instant gratification that books are not known to typically provide. Or perhaps I am more comfortable with a novel which, containing slower pacing interspersed with bouts of breakneck violence, marches inexorably towards a climax rather than sprints to it hurriedly. Either way, I was comfortable with the tale’s pace.

Another likely cause for a sacrifice of pace could be due to the strong character-building that takes place within Hatred Day. Each personality is different, easy to identify, and I found myself interested in the backstories that accompanied protagonists and antagonists alike. This was especially the case where Snofrid and Lycidius (Snofrid’s main romantic interest) were concerned. Central players in the story exhibit genuine and realistic emotional responses to the circumstances and events surrounding them. Dialogue is elegantly crafted and unfettered, thus enabling closeness to certain characters which is an element that I have found lacking in other sci-fi/fantasy novels. Attracting and maintaining a reader’s attention to character development is not always an easy feat. This could stem from a female biological propensity to analyse and value personality traits but I’ll leave that controversial topic for another day.

Hatred Day is not without its faults, however. It often feels like the Pettibone sisters set out to take on a little too much at times, or had flights of fancy that ran away from them. This is evident through not only the thick array of subplots, but also through the different types of Inborns and Inborn artefacts that make appearances throughout. We are initially told that there are five varieties of Inborns but that these break into further groups depending on the individual’s powers and choices to take on other powers and forms. Suffice it to say, I could not remember the exact differences, only that Snofrid was able to display the Wolverine-like ability to self-heal. In terms of artefacts, the ‘Mania Mirror’ that makes an appearance later in the book would be a prime example (by itself it would be acceptable, but it was not an isolated case – many spells, talking books and electronic gadgetry seem to appear just when they are needed). Many of the subplots are intriguing, but there is a fine line between quantity and quality that the authors slightly overstep. Sadly, this can force the reader to sometimes flip back to previous pages to make sure they are following and understanding correctly.

I mentioned above that Hatred Day seems to downplay the nationalist message and even takes shots at many proponents of what the Alt-Right supports. There is a focus on the range of different ethnicities all inhabiting the same localised area (though a fervent endorsement of multiculturalism is fortunately lacking). My biggest gripe would be (again, purely in the form of an Alt-Right critical analysis) that the humans are often painted as being hateful vitriolic peoples for resenting the sudden presence of Inborns on Earth. The writers go as far as to have the humans perform Nazi era-esque blood tests (à la The Thing) to weed out Inborns (humans and Inborns resemble each other physically). There are also random firing squads, the Ausch-I mean, Minos death camp, and a ghetto where many Inborns reside (Warsaw anyone?). At one particularly frenetic moment, a 10-year old is shot purely for being an inborn. Mixing of humans and Inborns is depicted as abhorrent by both groups and, when elucidated, made out to be some simple-minded manifestation of unfounded prejudice rather than a genuine grievance and something to be actively discouraged in the name of preserving identity, common history and shared culture. The book underlines that this view held by humans and Inborns is unjust and that things would be much better for the characters to whom we have emotionally bonded if this stigma was not extant in their World (and therefore, perhaps in ours?). It may be my own personal paranoia from having read so much liberal material when I was younger, but it felt at times that the underlying message in the book could very well be anti-populist. As if pain and suffering was the only end result of a self-identifying group striving for their own self-determination. Time and future novels will tell, and I’m sure somebody will have picked up on a theme that is the opposite of the one I just expounded. Such is the beauty of written art.

In conclusion, the book is a strong first step despite sporadic examples of overreaching and a sometimes muddled plot, and I shall certainly be reading the second novel once released. But for those looking for a strong pro-nationalist, pro-ethno-centrist or even pro-right wing subtext mixed in to their light reading, I would advise looking elsewhere.

Hatred Day is available to buy.

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  • Joseph Curwen

    And here we go, go grrrlll fiction. Because you know, girls can defeat a 1.90 mts 110 kgs man doing a flying armbar, afterwards she grabs the man’s AK and shoot without missing and without messing with her makeup.

    • Martel Mosley

      Hello Joseph. I would advise that you read the book before coming to conclusions that are, in this particular case, erroneous.

      The lead is indeed female, but she is certainly not portrayed as a man-beating, bullet defying action hero nor as the quintessential princess in need. On the contrary, Snofrid is realistically depicted as physically vulnerable in several instances where she comes across stronger opposition, yet she makes use of her intelligence, knowledge and the support of her entourage. She is certainly not weak, and nor should we want our women to be so.

      • Joseph Curwen
        • Martel Mosley

          Very witty. Who needs books when you have memes!

          • Joseph Curwen

            You are so right. I don’t even know how to read.

      • Albionic American

        Lana Lokteff interviewed Brittany Pettibone recently where they discuss Snofrid’s more realistic feminine strengths versus the current “warrior woman” nonsense.

        • Martel Mosley

          Indeed. Had I thought this was going to be another Ghostbusters, I would not have even entertained the idea of buying the book. Thankfully, we’re not in feminist warrior territory here.

      • they look like rich race infiltrators to me. They pretend there is no Jewish q, push Islamaphobia. Who even knows if they themselves wrote the book. They are loyal to the elites and pretend to be one of us
        https://blindlight.org/index.php/new-beginnings/item/852-a-different-slant-on-race

        • Martel Mosley

          On the one hand, you’re right that they do not address certain issues regarding our current reality.

          On the other, compared to most normie women or feminists, they’re much closer to us in terms of espoused ideals.

          We all know how difficult it is to redpill women.

          As for infiltration, I’m in no position to judge but it would be a shame if what you say turns out to be true. However, I would warn against 8chan levels of paranoia which have served to damage our movement in the past.

          • Actually, I would call it practical skepticism which resistance movements need a lot more of
            check protocols 12-11 through 14 and tell me why that does not apply to now
            http://antimatrix.org/Convert/Books/Protocols/Books-Protocols-of-Learned-Elders-of-Zion-02000092.html

          • they come into us as a cooked entity while keeping us from getting close. They are not here to interact with us only to teach us. Unless it is a photo op for them, they will never sit at the table having coffee with us.They are of the rich race and they serve power not us and one way to do that is to lead the opposition
            A trusting goy is easily herded into a pen from which he can’t escape

          • Martel Mosley

            We fundamentally agree on this, Jsigur (although I would also say that not addressing the elephant may be symptomatic of one’s journey to full redpill enlightenment). Are the Pettibone sisters not mentioning the JQ or are they actively attempting to counter it or deny its existence? Perhaps addressing it would have affected their ability to get published?

            Personally, I am aware that, up until recently at least, our victories were few and far between hence why I reviewed this particular works; I hoped I had found a recently written sci-fi adventure free from poz (given the writers’ backgrounds). In my review, I honestly try to put across what my sentiments in this regard were having read it.

            As for the authors themselves, perhaps you could accuse them of aligning with your points 11-14. It’s entriely possible. Do you have any evidence that they have repudiated the JQ? If so, i’d be interested to see it. Otherwise, I would warn against witch hunts.

            In response to your last point, I would be hopeful that those who frequent this site would not be considered as those comprising the blindly trusting goyim.

            Hope that helps.

          • Martel Mosley

            We fundamentally agree on this, Jsigur (although I would also say that not
            addressing the elephant may be symptomatic of one’s journey to full redpill
            enlightenment). Are the Pettibone sisters not mentioning the JQ or are they
            actively attempting to counter it or deny its existence? Perhaps addressing it
            would have affected their ability to get published?

            Personally, I am aware that, up until recently at least, our victories were
            few and far between hence why I reviewed this particular works; I hoped I had found
            a recently written sci-fi adventure free from poz (given the writers’
            backgrounds). In my review, I honestly try to put across what my sentiments in
            this regard were having read it.

            As for the authors themselves, perhaps you could accuse them of aligning
            with your points 11-14. It’s entirely possible. Do you have any evidence that they
            have repudiated the JQ? If so, I’d be interested to see it. Otherwise, I would
            warn against witch hunts.

            In response to your last point, I would be hopeful that individuals who
            frequent this site would not be considered as those comprising the blindly
            trusting goyim.

            Hope that helps.

          • martel, when you ignore the elephant in the room, you are likely working for the elephant, That’s resistance 101

          • Alex Harris

            That has pretty much proved to be the case in nearly all scenarios I’ve witnessed with respect to public figures. Of course, everyone must come to the truth through their own journey, and their own series of steps. I was stuck in Alex Jones land myself for several years.

          • I guess I would question why altright.com promotes women that don’t address the Jewish question or men. Certainly the controllers here know what’s up
            It is exactly this hedging the elephant that makes folks like Pettibone and blonde in the beast welcome alt-right for further obfuscation operations Blondie is little more than another Pam Geller and of course because you have equivocated on principle supporting Trump, a guy who throws you a bone while denying anything to do with you, says he loves Israel and anti-semites should be banned along with Muslims, you have no moral foundation left, perfect for total Jewish takeover of one more of the many resistance movements they secretly own and run

          • Let me add, I do, however, appreciate the willingness to let us push the Jewish agenda problem in comments but it looks clear that the ppl at the top who never interact with us unless there is a good sound bite in it for them are working to get Jew acceptance or zionist acceptance if you will within a resistance highly distrustful of the elephant. THis means too that the anti Muslim agenda which in reality is a Jewish agenda (they play both sides) will take precedence over the JQ and why is this a fail? Because there are “all kinds of Muslims (metaphor)” left to harass us with. All goy are expendable for Jew aims

          • Martel Mosley

            I’m approaching this purely in the context of this review. Therefore, my answer to you would be that there are seemingly no female fiction writers who, outside of their work, acknowledge the JQ. If you know of any, I’d be more than happy to read and review their books.

            The aim here was to try and find writers who, to whatever degree, went against the established narrative and to review their work in the hope that it was free from cultural marxism and other cancers. The conclusion I pronounce in this review is purely based on the book. The authors are referred to solely to set a context and give a reason as to why this book was reviewed in the first place.

            I thought it would be interesting to review the book given it was supposedly written by women who had some AltRight sympathies. Clearly, the JQ isn’t one.

            Finally, I would stress that this isn’t a promotion of the Pettibone sisters or the book, simply an honest review (in which I even stress that the book itself does not really espouse any AltRight principles). However, I have seen that the sisters do write articles on AltRight.com so you may well have a genuine greivance. Alas, it is precisely at this point that I can not comment further not being part of the team that selects contributors.

          • Martel Mosley

            I’m approaching this purely in the context of this review.
            Therefore, my answer to you would be that there are seemingly no female fiction
            writers who, outside of their work, acknowledge the JQ. If you know of any, i’d
            be more than happy to read and review their books.

            The aim here was to try and find writers who, to whatever degree, went against
            the established narrative and to review their work in the hope that it was free
            from cultural marxism and other cancers. The conclusion I pronounce in this
            review is purely based on the book. The authors are referred to solely to set a
            context and give a reason as to why this book was reviewed in the first place.

            I thought it would be interesting to review the book given it was supposedly
            written by women who had some AltRight sympathies. Clearly, the JQ isn’t one.

            Finally, I would stress that this isn’t a promotion of the Pettibone sisters or
            the book, simply an honest review (in which I even stress that the book itself
            does not really espouse any AltRight principles). However, I have seen that the
            sisters do write articles on AltRight.com so you may well have a genuine grievance.
            Alas, it is precisely at this point that I cannot comment further not being
            part of the team that selects contributors.

    • Ahhhh….. I ‘d write a proper book but no one would publish it due to it being sexist, homophobic, racist and anti-feminist the very least….

      • Joseph Curwen

        Forgot transphobic and antisemite.

        • I forgot the tranny and in it being sci-fi there is a specific people lacking………………….

      • Simon Chen

        Just.do.it

      • VictoryOrValhalla

        Arktos would be your best / probably only bet 😛

        • Martel Mosley

          Counter Currents maybe though unlikely.

          You could always self publish…

      • Martel Mosley

        I’d read and review it.

  • Albionic American

    Speaking of warrior women, why do feminists hold up Wonder Woman as a feminist icon, when she comes from an explicitly hierarchical and aristocratic society ruled by a queen? Admittedly an all-female Amazon society which holds men in suspicion, but otherwise it repudiates the liberal and progressive values of egalitarianism, democracy and especially degeneracy, like, for example, promiscuity, fat acceptance and transgenderism. The values of Wonder Woman’s home have more in common with the Alt Right’s values than feminists’ values.

    • Martel Mosley

      I would hazard a guess that her fighting and bullet-deflecting abilities suffice for most people. Those who look past that to the political and social dimension of her home are likely to be in the minority. Remember, a lot of people out there enjoy blissful ignorance and will never think critically. They are happy to dwell on the surface of thought, like pond-skaters, without delving deeper into any subject. The young today are taught not to question (unlike you are).

      My thoughts on Wonder Woman (for those that care): her intelligence, decision-making faculties, bravery, fidelity (think relationship with Batman) and attractiveness are all admirable qualities that women should rightfully hold in high regard.

      The kick-ass, man-punching, villain lifting, heavy object throwing dimension is not something to be aspired to. It should be noted that Wonder Woman isn’t human so the above is more acceptable whereas Ghostbusters, GI Jane sort of characters should be derided or ignored.

      To be honest, as far as feminist icons go, there is hell of a lot worse out there (Lena Dunham, Caitlyn Jenner, etc).

  • Simon_in_London

    Funny how Brittany’s Wikipedia entry makes her sound like a right wing extremist – definitely written by some hate-filled lardass SJW.

    • Martel Mosley

      A lot of entries regarding ‘the right’ generally are…

      Maybe we should have our own right-wing Wikipedia clean up crew…

      Although to much editing will see a page get locked.

      • Alex Harris

        There is a Wikipedia clone called InfoGalactic that, if I’m not mistaken, claims to be less biased. There is also Metapedia, which is explicitly pro-white.

      • Simon_in_London

        Wikipedia has been hardcore totalitarian leftist since around 2012.

  • jimmyt

    Sounds cool. I will check it out