About Sulan, Episode 0.5: The Cube
Sixteen-year-old Sulan Hom can't remember life before the Default—the day the United States government declared bankruptcy. As a math prodigy, she leads a protected life, kept safe from the hunger and crime plaguing the streets of America. She attends the corporate-sponsored Virtual High School, an academy in Vex (Virtual Experience) for gifted children.
Beyond the security of Sulan's high-tech world, the Anti-American League wages a guerrilla war against the United States. Their leader, Imugi, is dedicated to undermining the nation's reconstruction attempts. He attacks anything considered a national resource, including corporations, food storage facilities—and schools. Sulan witnesses the public execution of a teenage student and determines she must learn to defend herself. When her mother, a retired mercenary, refuses to help, Sulan takes matters into her own hands.
This young adult dystopia/cyberpunk novelette is an introduction to the world of Sulan. Enjoy it for free!
Episode 0.5: The Cube
By Camille Picott