SPECULATIVE & SCIENCE FICTION BY
On a recent trip to Japan, I flew my drone over the sea walls—built against future tsunamis—as research to inform my new novel, Deconstructing Henry. Click the image to watch this 1 minute documentary!
Citizens 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, they see more of what they want to see and less of what they don’t.
But the island refugees aren’t the only ones at risk of becoming completely invisible.
Struggling actor Henry Hoo desperately outruns a creeping tide of technology threatening to render him unemployed and homeless. He accepts a risky role to promote an event where lens wearers can star in a movie all about themselves. But the more he believes he’s securing his career, the more he’s confronted by Ben, an unpredictable stranger, who protests the lens is erasing the islander tribe from people’s memories.
The last thing Henry’s re-invention needs, however, is an inconvenient awareness or an impossible romance.
As his sense of self blurs with what he discovers about his own past, he 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 him rising to his most challenging—to be someone real in a world of self-delusion.
A MULTI-MEDIA SCI-FI SERIES
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.