The Future Is

Apr 20 2020 17 mins 27

Let's Ride into a Psychedelic Hell two hundred years from now.Hang out with your favourite dead legend. Spend your entire life addicted to hyperreal home entertainment. Never talk to anyone real. No friends, no family. So what. A life spent tripping on smart acid means that nobody really cares any more.But a revolution is coming. And They will save humanity from an extinction of the mundane.This world without childhoods; post nuclear London Town underground, 23rd Century VoQue ephemera obsession. Don't talk to real people, Alexandra Brontay. Don't go looking for love. But Lexie does, Lexie still believes in real. Brontay's split soul is about to become the lynchpin of the coming war fought by nano-machines within synthetic biological systems, the mainframe of power within a real world that is indistinguishable from artificial intelligence and the hyperreal. But when MannyCapra, CEO of The Company, needs a spot of agitprop to stem his boredom, he'll go to any length to entertain those who plot against him. After 250 years on this earth, he is so ready for a bit of fun.

Chapter 1: The Future is What You Wanted it To Be and That is the Problem
Jan 30 2020 6 mins  
There she is, freezing her bare bottom off in a field in the middle of Siberia. Exit chased by a bear. Not the best place to wake up after a six month sleep.

Chapter 2: The Future is Furry
Jan 31 2020 22 mins  
In which Brontay rides to work in a hyperloop and gets a formal warning from an irate clock. She visits Sosamantha's Date and Mate, the last bar in London with that unfunny creep Simpkin, her only real mate, before espying the girl of her dreams, a velveteen dream poured into a dress. Dr. Katia. Kutz.

Chapter 3: The Future is a Pain in the Gland
Jan 31 2020 17 mins  
MannyCapra explores 100th birthday present options for Hardyman, including a new set of eyes, while conducting a bit of business on the side; a terrorist attack on the VoQue community, nice bit of agitprop before breakfast.

Chapter 4: The Future is Not About You. Sorry.
Jan 31 2020 27 mins  
Officers Moran, Pollard and Deconstructed Man investigate the disappearance of Brontay.

Chapter 5: The Future is Curly
Jan 31 2020 19 mins  
MannyCapra smells a rat while Fazal gets back on the case. Across town, Moran and Deconstructed Man close in on their woman.

Chapter 6: The Future has gone out for the weekend
Jan 31 2020 16 mins  
Brontay gets to know her cuddly captors and starts to see them as the parents she never had. Deconstructed Man has a lunch date with Moran and Hardyman and is made an offer he can't refuse.

Chapter 7: The Future is Greasy, Dirty and Sticky
Jan 31 2020 38 mins  
Fazal is summoned to the Albert Hall by Scanlon and taken to meet Pollard. She wants him back in the game, reporting the real news just like in the old days. Deconstructed Man plans to whack the Big Man, but bullets don't bite.

Chapter 8: The Future is Short and Messy
Jan 31 2020 23 mins  
Brontay is given the news she dreaded. Deconstructed Man, fresh from a bit of gene therapy, chases the Doctor's Congress down a disused tube track and smashes his new teeth.

Chapter 9: The Future is a Cup of Tea and a Biscuit
Jan 31 2020 23 mins  
MannyCapra is given some insider gossip on the DC by Mr Old, an adult in a child's body. Brontay is holed up in a shipping container with Vasily, riding the pacific swell on a huge tanker bound for what used to be called Britain.

Chapter 10: The Future is Stained with the Blood of a Billion Muscovites
Jan 31 2020 28 mins  
Brontay and Vasily walk 200 miles and Fazal must patronise a centurion with young, blue eyes.

Chapter 11: The Future is Further Evidence that Compassion Died a LONG TIME AGO
Jan 31 2020 21 mins  
The Coyote Man returns to the Hyde Favelas for more shootin' fun, but runs into his biggest quarry. Montgomery is made to look a right dummkopf.

Chapter 12: The Future is Blue, Blue, Electric Blue
Jan 31 2020 16 mins  
Brontay, Vasily and The Congress descend upon The Hampstead Homestead intent on wrecking MannyCapra's mainframe and freeing the world. How beautifully naive of them.

Chapter 13: The Future is Your Mother's Worst Nightmare, if you had one, which is unlikely
Jan 31 2020 14 mins  
MannyCapra pitches the world to Brontay.

Chapter 14: The Future Just Is
Jan 31 2020 17 mins  
Deconstructed Man is back in the New York Groove, but this time he must meet his nemesis; a younger version of himself.

Chapter 15: The Future is Underground
Jan 31 2020 13 mins  
Katia Kutz meets her 250 year old ex-husband and has a brush with her Nazi past.

Chapter 16: The Future bounces around in Your Mind and Never Rests
Jan 31 2020 11 mins  
MannyCapra tests Brontay's resolve and Fazal undeletes Jameson.

Chapter 17: The Future is Never Going to be What YOU Want
Jan 31 2020 10 mins  
Vasily meets Peter the Great and time is running out for Brontay.

Chapter 18: The Future is Free, but not for you
Jan 31 2020 11 mins  
Brontay has a showdown with MannyCapra in Sosamantha's as her clone sister fades.

Chapter 19: The Future is an Epilogue like This One
Jan 31 2020 7 mins  
A wedding in Germany and Moran stalks the Lennon Clinic looking for answers.

THE FUTURE IS... series trailer
Apr 20 2020 2 mins  
Trailer for the Dystopian Clones podcast

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