Joe Peacock is an author, screenwriter, producer, web developer and culturenaut. His latest book is the start of the Marlowe Kana series, a three book, fifteen volume story borne of his love of cyberpunk, near future sci-fi, anime and vaporwave. 2017 has seen a massive resurgence of Peacock's work. He wrote and produced the critically-acclaimed documentary series Screenland (on Hulu and RedBull.TV), released the new Marlowe Kana series, and consulting on the new tour of the Art of Akira Exhibit (which he owns and curates). Previously, Peacock wrote two books of hyperbolic autobiography, both called Mentally Incontinent, and Everyone Deserves To Know What I Think, which collects from his work from CNN, Huffington Post, AOLNews, PC Magazine, and his blog. He also worked for Fark.com, which if you know what that is, I'm sure you're very impressed with.
Is it weird to be doing an interview with yourself?
Yeah, a little. Although I do write in a journal, which is kind of like interviewing myself every day. But hey, this site requires that I do an "interview" and I don't really feel like calling any of my friends to do one with me, so here you go.
Its been 16 days since The Tragedy at Terminus Citadel. An EMP detonated by an unknown faction during the Next Top Soldier finale has left Atlanta in ruins. Millions of people are dead. Hundreds of thousands are without homes or power. And Marlowe Kana is missing. While the Sovereign struggle to keep refugees safe and alive, President Cook continues his publicity campaigns. Something's gonna give.
While escaping, Marlowe, Jen, Poet & Nines are suddenly confronted by the entire Atlanta MilSec division! Every citizen watches as an epic battle rages on the Feeds, and President Cook's desperation peaks. He openly challenges Marlowe to compete in the Next Top Soldier finale. The prize: freedom for her team & father. The explosive finale to Book 1 changes the United American State forever!
Jen and Marlowe must find the evidence that exonerates Marlowe to free her father (who has been framed), all while hiding from MilSec and the Next Top Soldier contestants hunting her. President of the United American State Stephen Cook battles Imagen Corporation while the entire nation watches on the Feeds. The Judge makes Marlowe a deal she can't refuse, and she faces her toughest opponent yet!
Major Marlowe Kana has just been found guilty of treason against the United American State! Every Feed on the Net has been covering the events of her trial, and two questions remain to be answered: What will happen to MK, and what will the nation watch now that the Next Top Soldier Hall-of-Famer and star most-watched Feed in history is locked away? The answer shocks the nation to its core.