The Measurements of Decay
by K. K. Edin
Pub Date 25 Mar 2018
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A science fiction epic of big ideas and their nightmare conclusions:
Isaac Asimov meets Cormac McCarthy
In the far future, Earth’s nearby star systems have been colonized. Outfitted with a device that allows them to escape into hallucinations at will, people spend most of their time withdrawn into their own minds.
Tikan Solstafir, a renegade who
refuses the illusory life enjoyed by others, lives in self-imposed exile on a
starship. When a mysterious enemy attacks the ship, Tikan embarks on a mission
to destroy the galactic tyranny and liberate humanity from its own dreams.
Meanwhile, in the 21st Century, a disillusioned philosopher believes that humanity’s collective misery originates in people’s failure to communicate with others and make sense of the world. Growing increasingly misanthropic and monomaniacal, he proceeds on a hermetic quest to save humanity from itself, while also succumbing to his own moral decline.
As these stories intertwine, a young girl reappears through various epochs, fleeting through Ancient Greece, Medieval Norway, Bolshevik Russia, among others. Unbound by time, Sielle has formed few attachments. Eventually thrust into Tikan’s world, she becomes unwillingly entangled in a political scheme spanning centuries.
About the Author
K. K. Edin was born in New York and grew up in France, the UK and Saudi Arabia. He holds BA degrees in Philosophy and Political Science and a Masters in Philosophy from Boston University. He currently lives in the Boston area.