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Under-Toronto - a dystopian 2080 North America (free novella)
 

offline penexpers from Toronto (Canada) on 2019-03-14 18:00 [#02571551]
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https://medium.com/@adamwinfield/under-toronto-6d457338408d

Just dropping in to share this novella. Thought it might be
up your collective alley. Hope everyone is well.

Blurb:

North America, 2080. Air toxification and global warming
have forced the two hundred million citizens who survived
the Civil War into comfortable but oppressive underground
cities. A small techno-elite living under town-sized domes
rules over them from above.

The Chinese Empire allied with the Silicon Valley leftist
authoritarians in the 2040s to defeat the America First
opposition, form the Corporate Coalition of North America
and replace the constitutional government with an
AI-assisted dictatorship.

AI speech sensors across the underground cities detect
breaches of the Offense & Criticism Act of 2064, which
forbids male speech and actions “intended for unauthorized
humorous effect” and ‘harmful' criticism. The Coalition
renamed male laughter ‘manic oppression’.

All underground men except a small percentage of specialized
Alphas must take Posimasc medication, which severely dulls
their masculine instincts. The Toxic Masculinity Act of 2065
prohibits men from behaviour defined as such by the
Coalition, such as anger, aggression and lust.

Under-Toronto citizen Caleb Thompson is growing frustrated
with the drudgery and absurdity of life underground.
Meanwhile, former comedian Alexavier White, now a Corporate
Coalition late night talk show host who lives under the Los
Angeles dome, is becoming disillusioned with his role as a
shill for the elites.

This story of dystopian surveillance, censorship and control
echoes many of our present-day worries but leaves behind a
glimmer of hope for those who celebrate the free and
independent American spirit.


 

offline umbroman3 from United Kingdom on 2019-03-14 18:02 [#02571552]
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Cool! Very cool. Imaginative.


 

offline mohamed on 2019-03-15 22:39 [#02571637]
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cool avatar umbro, best you've had in a while


 

offline Tony Danza from Bright Moon on 2019-03-16 01:28 [#02571656]
Points: 971 Status: Regular | Followup to penexpers: #02571551



oh hey you're that adam winfield? I really enjoyed your bug
men piece, which I googled upon after wavephace was going on
about bug men here on zilty. I'll check your story out.


 

offline penexpers from Toronto (Canada) on 2019-03-17 01:38 [#02571741]
Points: 4026 Status: Lurker | Followup to Tony Danza: #02571656



Small world bro


 


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