VESPER HELIOTROPIC BOOK I. CRYSTAL TURBINES
Camille Linderen would sooner rush to close a door on an old woman than even think to help her. She uses boys, trannies and other girls alike for sex and favors and locks handicapped people in their bathroom stalls. Don't bring her home to the.father-in-law, she might try and tempt him to leave his wife, then drop him. For kicks. Camille Linderen is an apt pupil of Fairview High, future class of.. More
Camille Linderen would sooner rush to close a door on an old woman than even think to help her. She uses boys, trannies and other girls alike for sex and favors and locks handicapped people in their bathroom stalls. Don't bring her home to the father-in-law, she might try and tempt him to leave his wife, then drop him. For kicks.
Camille Linderen is an apt pupil of Fairview High, future class of 2090. She's an attractive (very) young lady who feels alone in loving the sound of the universe in her own mind, while her peers worry about Proms, dating, Network fashion, Nano-Jewelry and Smart-Makeup. Incompetent robots, school teachers, and Janus, the National Cambian US overseer (Federal AI System) and the new Private School Federalization mandate--are just a few of the other things that make up her world. Oh, and nano-cam surveillance is mandated in every home for the new 'Optimal Safety Act of 2036.'
She's an authentic Cambian Girl according to Teen Team 22nd! Her 'crew' or 'Sub-Peers' as Fed school's officially refer to them now, complete this picture along with a mom she can't stand, and neighbors that seem only able to discuss daily events. She's at once regaled and utterly pained by the prime interests in the ultra-futuristic neighborhood world of Fairview: golf, pop life, celebrities, teen-sex, and football.
Sex is a staple of modern life in 2086, but Rachael comes to value a boy she falls in love with more than anything she could have imagined caring for. Holding hands feels simply indecent after a regular sex life of hundreds of partners per year at pre-teen ages. Finally Fourteen magazine is a Federally subsidized and corporate sponsored effort to promote and legislate 'Age Egality,' a side effect of which makes money off the pre-teen market sold to as 'little adults.' Competing with all this for her adolescent attention however, is the memory of her Dad, convoluted by the mixture of things like Unafix, the Unatrad Corps' sponsored paramilitary group that adds a nice icing to the school hallway vibe.
Alongside even this, the AI and nanny-driven nano-intellence of this suburban series of mall, sprawls and endless cul-de-sacs, is her parallel future, only two years forward. In having running away from home, she escapes the zombie land of electronic suburbia, ever polluted by the distinct mustard gas of omni-present advertising. Meanwhile the environment of the nation-state itself decentralizes into a fragmentary but mobilized system of Micro-States and pressure groups while the corporate-military structure of nations still try to hold together the nuclear family and centralized governments.
In the overarching story, Rachael becomes Camille, and Camille will end up becoming Halea. Which one of these will lead her to the truth? Which one to society's idea of her? Or death. This dichotomy is ultimately what she must face and choose an answer for. Her path leads her to a curious choice: her plans for the rest of us.
Vesper Heliotropic literally means 'a flower's evening prayer toward the sun.' Whose sun will we choose to face and why...?