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Christopher Vera

Copyright 2012 by Christopher Vera

Published by Christopher Vera at Smashwords

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without written permission of the author.

ISBN: 978-0-9852309-0-6 (e-book edition)

This work is dedicated to the worldly and other-worldy muses that inspire in me the desire to create.

Researcher’s Note

In the Age of Decay, the planet was not what it had been. Earth had erupted into a crowded home in spite of its periodic global purges. Communication had become so inexpensive and instantaneous that even the most advanced bio-adware filters could not prevent sensory flooding. Fads rose and died in moments, spawning counter-cultures and counter-counter-cultures like viral branches of a mutating evolutionary tree. The sheer overload of ideas became oppressive, indistinguishable from noise. The best work of unknown artists and artisans had become buried in a galactic tidal wave of data; untold potential masterpieces hopelessly lost before ever having been discovered. Humanity was losing itself inside its collective voices all clamoring to be heeded at once.

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