An Android Awakes - coming 2015
From the author Mike French and artist Karl Brown, An Android Awakes is clever, intriguing, compelling and very cool.
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift.
'She worked, as he had guessed, on the novel-writing machines in the Fiction Department.'
1984 by George Orwell.
An Android Awakes :The struggle for survival and the fate of a story teller
In the future some of us will become great writers, renowned artists, visionary filmmakers and talented photographers. Most of us though will just have more sex. Go forward a few more generations and none of us are creative save that of our procreation. Our culture is shaped by machines. The novel has become a 1000 words.
Android Writer PD121928 is part of the Publishing Android Program. To replicate their idea of a writer's life, his partner has been forcibly removed and he lives in soltitude with an allowance for drugs and prostitutes.
He also has just had his novel The Eating of Citizen Kane rejected. He has 14 more attempts to get a novel accepted by the Publishing Android Programme or he will be deactivated.
Can one of his characters and their story save him?
The Locust Wife
The Great Explorer Umberto Amunsden
The Amazing Arctic Sinking Man
Featuring Absolute Zero (the coolest spaceship ever built - literally ), an ocean in the sky, sub-atomic particles, a Märchen zoo, android communion, naked angels and mockingbirds, An Android Awakes hurtles towards the shocking conclusion of Android Writer PD121928's fate.