In a futuristic Australia, light is rationed by the rich, disability is used for control, religion is a weapon, and a female-identifying AI is creating folklore to stir the cave-dwelling underclasses into rebellion.
What would you do to escape the dark?
Living in a walled city in an endless ocean, the last humans have become dangerously enslaved by a virtual world called the BigDry. Wall manager Macie is an ‘incompatible’, unable to assimilate due to a disability. When the city embarks on a dangerous step which will change mankind forever, Macie’s job becomes obsolete and there is no room for those who don’t fit in.
But perhaps different is exactly what humanity needs.
Short fiction featured in anthologies
An Aussie story of mothers, daughters, seagulls and the ravages of mental health. Available now in the Release of Silence anthology with all proceeds to mental health research.
An opera singer is stranded on one of Saturn’s moons with her daughter in cryosleep, impossible choices and some very musical dugongs.