Infinite Detail, the astoundingly prescient and deeply disturbing near future dystopian debut from Tim Maughan is now available for purchase.
BEFORE: In Bristol’s center lies the Croft, a digital no-man’s-land cut off from the surveillance, Big Data dependence, and corporate-sponsored, globally hegemonic aspirations that have overrun the rest of the world. Ten years in, it’s become a center of creative counterculture. But it’s fraying at the edges, radicalizing from inside. How will it fare when its chief architect, Rushdi Mannan, takes off to meet his boyfriend in New York City—now the apotheosis of the new techno-utopian global metropolis?
AFTER: An act of anonymous cyberterrorism has permanently switched off the Internet. Global trade, travel, and communication have collapsed. The luxuries that characterized modern life are scarce. In the Croft, Mary—who has visions of people presumed dead—is sought out by grieving families seeking connections to lost ones. But does Mary have a gift or is she just hustling to stay alive? Like Grids, who runs the Croft’s black market like personal turf. Or like Tyrone, who hoards music (culled from cassettes, the only medium to survive the crash) and tattered sneakers like treasure.
I love Bristol, to write music and sound design for people that I think are doing exciting things, is a gift. My guy, Tim Maughan has been rising, and now established as a great journalist and fiction writer. Sharp with the pen>>>>
Tim has released his debut novel, a near future depiction of the collapse of the internet and international supply chains. It’s dread. He sent me a copy and asked to produce a segment for the audiobook which was being narrated by Joe Sims, another g in Bristol. He’s been the voice acting for the Dark Souls 2 and Bloodbourne and all over the TV.
The Drone Gods are a hacker group synonymous with Lulzsec, Lizard Squad or Anonymous. They got something to say, and upload a statement on pastebin for the world to hear.
Here’s a snippet:
A bunch of vocal synths, a couple of read throughs, a little splash of editing to make it bring up the Borg hive mind vibe and make it feel teenage and self sure, and telling the world, they know best.
I made the intro drop as well. A little piece to describe the view of Stokes Croft, shelled out on the news.