By Duncan J Brown

If you’re Robert Corrigan, you awake daily to a world we created.
The sun no longer shines over London.

Unbroken clouds seep constant drizzle, turning buildings green with algae. Your mother made great sacrifices to elevate you. She taught you to be as opportunistic as the cancer that threatens to kill her. You, like most Workers, live with the threat of being demoted to non-Worker, or simply a Non. If your activity is judged subversive, you may be left without benefits or support, categorised as a Transient or worse still become one of the many disappeared.

The prospect of managing a programme like Project Egret is an opportunity you dare not turn down. You’ll face this challenge regardless of DRT’s apparent or ulterior motives. The one percent will sacrifice anything to maintain what they have and nothing you ever think or do is outside the realm of their influence. Immortality may be no more than a corporate dream but if you’re not careful you’ll awake to an even worse nightmare.

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Reintroduction Book II

By Duncan J Brown

If you’re Robert Corrigan, you’re about to be brought back against your will, if you ever had any such thing.

The world is different, the doldrums you once lived under banished and replaced by clear blue skies. The sun shines brightly over the Thames and a lush green forest dominates the ruins of London. Downloading and quarantining human-kind has proven effective from an ecological perspective but you’re alone, the only human among a new AI order. This new life offers you an inconceivable challenge: Which form of being will you convert to? Will you be human, AI or something else?

The nightmare where Workers once lived under the constant threat of demotion to non-Worker or simply a Non has been ended. No longer are those judged to be subversive left without benefits, categorised as Transients or permanently disappeared. However, the world arisen from the ashes of our downfall remains interwoven with everything we once were or aspired to be. The past casts a shadow over the present, voices echo through time and in this new world, it is impossible to avoid facing who and what you truly are. You will once again descend through layers of sediment on your journey of discovery. What you’ll find is a hell of our own making where an end is an aspiration you’re ultimately denied.