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The Procession of Dust

L. a. Duncan

In the minimalist metropolis of New Los Angeles, Gabriel Boyd is consigned to a life of servitude in a meager cube. His existence, an endless cycle of drudgery, is trapped within the austere architecture of his miniature home. Gone are the vibrant memories of a once-thriving metro; in their place, a dismal matrix of gray blocks under an eternally taunting sky. His rare excursions into the outside world are brief interludes in a monotone reality. Gabe's only distractions are brief trips into the phantasmagoric realms of public VR amid his clandestine dreams of escape. However, in the cold steel grasp of the omnipresent Angel Group, privacy and escape are luxuries few can afford.

His life is set to veer onto an uncharted path when he stumbles upon a discovery that threatens to rewrite the fabric of existence. With the solidarity of friendships, both newfound and enduring, the confines of his world are poised to shatter and expand in dimensions he never dared to imagine.

Set against a dystopian backdrop where corporations are governments and energy is currency, The Procession of Dust plunges into a deluge of existential queries. It explores the paradox of gods and magic in a cosmos dictated by the laws of nature. It probes the tantalizing prospect of immortality, and the implications of a reality dominated by advanced artificial general intelligence. And at the heart of it all lies the enigmatic Demiurge, whose meaning and significance promises to ripple through the very fabric of space.

An electrifying tapestry of science, philosophy, and the human condition, The Procession of Dust invites readers to embark on a riveting journey that pushes the boundaries of imagination and dares to redefine the future.

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Book Details

  • Publisher: L.A. Duncan LLC
  • Publish Date: Jun 17th, 2023
  • Pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.81in - 1.36lb
  • EAN: 9798988518105
  • Categories: Horror - GeneralScience Fiction - Alien ContactScience Fiction - Cyberpunk
Praise for this book

"The Procession of Dust is dystopian cyber noir sci-fi pulsing with cosmic horror just beneath the skin. Teeming with tech, cults, and philosophy. I couldn't wait to find out what the Demiurge was!"

"Modern post-cyberpunk bred with cosmicism."

"A fascinating world that feels plausible while being magical."

"The main characters Gabe and Astrid were compelling and the story had some really unusual and unique elements to it while being very easy to read and enjoyable. Great summer read."

"Surprisingly poetic."