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Residents of the coastal city Shibido barely notice the number of islanders flooding in from a shrinking archipelago. Immersed in the mixed-reality of their enhancement lenses, the residents see more of what they want to see and less of what they don’t.
Fearing a creeping tide of technology that threatens to make him as invisible as the island refugees, struggling actor Henry Hoo helps promote an event where lens wearers can star in a movie all about themselves. The more he believes he’s securing his career, however, the more he’s confronted by Ben, an unpredictable stranger, who protests the lens is erasing the islander tribe from people’s memories. But the last thing Henry’s re-invention needs is an inconvenient awareness, or an impossible romance.
As his sense of self blurs with what he discovers about his own past, Henry soon finds he must fight to regain his identity. If only he could be sure of what’s real and what isn’t, because the fates of both citizen and refugee alike may depend on what he believes, and if he can rise to his most challenging—as himself.
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A Titan Technology initiative, the vertical city of Brulle was built in 2032 as a haven for world citizens wanting to transcend the limits of their natural forms. Mood implants, limb enhancements, body modification—everybody could have any body they wanted, allowing the emergence of the human-tech hybrid-races. But an ever-increasing stream of refugees threatened the hybrid's dream, and set in motion a class war that could tumble Brulle itself.