Earth in the shallows of the 22nd Century where viable tokamaks have liberated all [well, most].
On the face of things, Slovenia is part of an alliance of predominantly anarcho-communist nations, but in truth it’s been co-opted by Potočnik, a crypto-tyrant with purple eyes. He dumps Sila, his friend Chu, his ex-friend Gašper, the physicist Nakagami, the militant Aleša and five other dissidents on a [prototype] ship and sends them off on a Mission of Progress; to develop a potential base on Mars.
The ship has strict rules: No out-going messages, no inter-crew communication longer than four hours each day, and no entertainment.
Can Sila & co. convince the ships AI to turn the ship round and ram bridge-first into Potočnik’s HQ?
Will Rasputin turn up at some point?
This is my attempt at a sci-fi epic with anarcho-communist undertones [or just outright tones, really]. A bit of absurdism thrown in too, mostly to cover my weak science.
Cover is done by the artist chained to my wrist, Soren, over at corpsehaus
You can buy the paperback here but it’s quite expensive so you can also read the PDF version for free