Protected from the rising ocean by a fifty-foot sea-wall, the citizens of Promessa don’t notice the growing number of refugees flooding in from the outer islands. Immersed in the mixed reality of their entertainment Lens’, the citizens see more of what they want to see, and less of what they don’t.
But the city’s desire for immersive, distracting entertainment grows insatiable. Titan—the technology company that created the Lens—propose to build a mixed-reality environment, based on a popular film, where the refugees live. All Titan needs is Henry Hoo, the film’s lead actor, to sign over his digital image rights.
Fortunately for Titan, Henry is out of work and desperate to reboot his career. He signs the contract and is swept into the shifting world of virtual and augmented entertainment. But he soon finds his entire identity is under threat, and he must fight to save himself, the refugees, and the entire city from Titan’s technological illusions.
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