UPDATE: This hardcover edition is out of print.
“Dreaming Your Dream” is available now on Amazon in Hardcover. This dystopian science fiction novel features 50 illustrations by Melinda Maria Lack that are done in a Film Noir inspired art style.
This illustrated novel tells the tale of a dystopian future where, following a war that nearly devastated humanity, the survivors partnered with Artificial Intelligence to create a brighter future.
The people enjoy a virtual utopia every night by using interactive dream technology, but their computer-generated dreams are the only source of entertainment available. The AI determined that the root cause of all harmful human behaviours was uncontrolled emotions, but balanced, harmonious emotions are an integral aspect of wellness. It concluded that the only way to reliably achieve that was to eliminate emotion while a person was awake, then provide a safe way to experience the complete range of human emotions while engaged in dreaming.
The story follows a man who struggles to hide the fact that he can still feel a low level of emotions during the day. He must keep his secret emotions and his mind strictly controlled-through the use of meditation—but he continues to make that harder and harder to accomplish when his life is on the line.
- Hardcover: 384 pages
- Publisher: Blurb (August 3, 2020)*
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1715267486
- ISBN-13: 978-1715267483
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
* “Dreaming Your Dream” is self published through Blurb, Inc.
“Dreaming Your Dream” is the companion to the upcoming “Dream Engine” album by The Fair Attempts and it reveals more about the world of The Fair Attempts that the music is based on.