Man Lives Through Plutonium Blast: A speculative history, none of which is real, all of which is true.
Plague, climate change, shifting populations, economies teetering and collapsing, governments rising and falling, devastating nuclear conflict.
All of these factors, beginning in the 21st century CE, had begun to nudge humanity to the brink of unmanageable chaos, dramatically reducing it in size and bleeding it of motivation. Those who survived would, for centuries, stand frozen in place, as if they were exotic insects mounted on a display at an exhibition, though not in stasis so much as poised, expectantly, between stimulus and response, between the ledge and the leap.
Pundits of the day had called it the Great Unraveling, and those who had endured it, had come to believe, and rightly so, that the very end of the world might well be at hand…
Thus begins the introduction to the foremost archeological discovery of the third common era millennium: A cache of vernacular images from the 20th and 21st centuries serendipitously uncovered in a long forgotten ruin along the Texas Gulf Coast.
The discovery’s team of eminent scholars and scientists, led by Yoa Schmid, chairperson of The Consortium for Great Unraveling Studies, has published the first public offering of its initial findings into a series of four twenty-first century-style research documents.
Man Lives Through Plutonium Blast: Perfect Strangers is the project’s first publication, which features 33 twentieth and twenty-first century “photographic” images reproduced from the archive.
FOR INFORMATION about book and/or print sales, the Man Lives Through Plutonium Blast traveling exhibition, or about the archive itself:
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