A cyberpunk / dystopian fantasy book project
This is and the devil died screaming - ultra-high in the metaverse (book series), cyberpunk / dystopian fantasy fiction book writing project/series.
Blurb in progress
In a time when we are witnessing the potential collapse of society and capitalism. When things seem to be escalating out of control. From climate crisis to pandemics. From unprovoked wars and the stripping away of basic rights and freedoms whilst handing over more to the corporations. When big tech knows more about us and what clicks our buttons than we do ourselves. This history of the future is a projection of what is to come, or could come if we do not do something about it.
Walter was a hacker, behavioural architect, designer, and programmer of virtual worlds. Worlds that are so highly defined that the gap between reality and virtual was hard to perceive. So much so that when the great catastrophe came big tech held out its hand to the human race and became its saviour, or so it seemed. And whilst the world stepped inside their Ultra-High reality pods and into a metaverse designed especially for them, the earth started to repair itself. As the network set about its real plan.
Will Walter do the right thing? Or is he too far gone with his mixture of programming, hacking, chasing the ultimate high, and the shamanic practices that he is lost in a world of solitude even to himself?
My intention is to indie-publish and market myself. As a digital and data-driven behavioural marketing and communications specialist, with over 20 years of experience, I believe this will be the best route to market for me.
Coming from the world of digital marketing I have keen insight into where things are going in the digital ecospheres. And it worries me. Cyberpunk and dystopian fiction are a great way of pulling apart the issues of today through the lens of tomorrow. Adding fantasy is a way to evolve the genres.
Cyberpunk is often very much focused on the aesthetic, and one set by 1980s literature and movies when technology was very different from today. In this book, I will be playing with the technologies of today and seeing where they may take us in the future.
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This is a live book writing project. Copyright is protected. It is a first rough draft so I would love to hear any feedback from readers. When the book is launched all that are signed up for this substack project will be sent a free Kindle copy of the book as a thank you for subscribing.
This project is part of the SleeplessDystopian.com writing projects.