Children of Hope

Children of Hope, a novel by Michael C. Fine


Hope Hunter’s 14-year-old sister is raped on the same day that Roe v. Wade is overturned and, months later, dies in childbirth. Eight years later, Hope is a medical-school resident researching artificial wombs, hoping to help girls and women extract embryos early in their pregnancies. When Hope hears that a powerful conservative Senator wants to pass a nationwide anti-abortion ban, she decides to fight back by impregnating him with a bomb-strapped artificial womb. Live on C-SPAN.

Relevance to Current Events

With the recent confirmations of Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, the topic of this book couldn’t be more timely. Women’s reproductive rights are under assault, and Roe v. Wade is almost certain to fall. I hope this book makes you think and—if at all possible—become active in defending women’s reproductive rights, which remain under fierce attack by religious extremists, misogynists, control freaks, and misguided souls across the country.


2021 Winner — Firebird Book Award, Medical Thriller and Political Thriller categories — Speak Up Talk Radio

Readers Love It!

  • “I am just sick that I finished Children of Hope. I read the last fifty pages so slowly … because I knew I was nearing the end and didn’t want the book to end. I hope you’ll be writing another. I absolutely loved the ending.” (Patricia M.)
  • “What incredible insights you have. It is hard to believe that book was written by a man.” (Patricia M.)
  • “Children of Hope by Michael C. Fine is. a wild story, and so important for our times. Fine does not stray from the tough topic of women’s reproductive rights and his story makes you think while also entertaining you.” (Tiffany Lewis)
  • “What an inventive plot! This story will stay with me.” (Tiffany Lewis)
  • “I read it in a single day.” (Becky)
  • “Mike Fine’s debut novel is filled with the kind of dark characters you secretly want to suceed. It is provocative around every corner. Loved it!” (Fern)
  • “I loved it. Really entertaining.” (Neeraj)
  • “I couldn’t put it down. And I absolutely loved the ending!” (Zach)


Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The decision whether or not to bear a child is central to a woman’s life, to her well-being and dignity. It is a decision she must make for herself. When Government controls that decision for her, she is being treated as less than a fully adult human responsible for her own choices.

—Ruth Bader Ginsburg