HellSans

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Pub Date 11 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 11 Oct 2022

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HellSans is set in a fictional UK, where HellSans is a ubiquitous typeface, enforced by the government in all communications and in all public spaces. It is the ultimate control device. The majority of the population experience bliss when they see the typeface, but there’s a minority who are allergic to it. The HellSans Allergic (HSAs) are persecuted, and live on the streets or in a ghetto on the outskirts of the capital city.

Jane Ward, CEO of the company that manufactures the Inex (a cyborg doll-like creature that has replaced the smart phone as the essential aid and accessory) has everything: fame and fortune, until she falls ill with the allergy and becomes embroiled in the government’s internal power struggles. She loses her job and her wealth, ending up in the ghetto until she is rescued by Dr Icho Smith. 
Icho is a scientist who has developed a cure for the allergy, but she is on the run from the government and the Seraphs (the ghetto ‘terrorist’ group), who all have their own agenda for the cure. Jane and Icho work together, aiming to expose government corruption and bring the cure to the HSAs.

HellSans is written in three parts. Parts one and two can be read in either order which provides a unique approach to the perspectives of the haves and have-nots in the run-up to the revolutionary conclusion.

File Under: Science Fiction [ Dystopian Nightmare | Typography Matters | Artificial Friends | Nevertheless Resist ]
HellSans is set in a fictional UK, where HellSans is a ubiquitous typeface, enforced by the government in all communications and in all public spaces. It is the ultimate control device. The majority...

Advance Praise

"Clever, terrifying, and full of love and rage – I'm deeply jealous."

Mat Osman, author of The Ruins 


"This terrific book; a dark and clever sci-fi social satire."

Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat


"HellSans is speculative fiction at its best: political, fearless, smart, badass. And also with tons of horrific body horror and cruelty from just about everyone. To put it down is unthinkable, you care about everything and everyone all the time."

Mariana Enriquez, author of International Booker shortlisted The Dangers of Smoking in Bed.

"Clever, terrifying, and full of love and rage – I'm deeply jealous."

Mat Osman, author of The Ruins 


"This terrific book; a dark and clever sci-fi social satire."

Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat


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ISBN 9781915202215
PRICE $16.99 (USD)
PAGES 400

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