Some select synopses:
There always seems to be some talk, here and there, about the end of times, the apocalypse. Different cultures have their own theories which was popularised in recent years with the 2012 change on the Mayan calendar. But what if the true apocalypse was that which obliterated the inside of man, ruining the hopes and dreams of all. The loss of hope, direction and desire: this is the true end of things. Zane Dekker faces this as he seeks to escape his own terrible past. Driving his Streamliner truck over the wasted lands, he keeps moving, keeps drugging himself with 'Immerse' with the hopes that his mind will never have to experience his past pain again. His only redemption? It lies in the city of Akenburkt and in the technology 'The Atman's Oculus' which will look into the very depths of Zane's being and lay his soul to bare.
The Throne of the Hidden God
Failed businessman and down-on-his-luck Dr Geog Shultzer is an African-born, German entrepreneur who seeks to rise beyond his lot in life. Once he was breakout success in his youth when he started his business, but now he flies back and forth over South Africa at the whims of the Department of Land Reform to secure lands in Waterval, Corina and Machadodorp. Throughout his dealings, he begins to learn of some mystery surrounding the reason for the purchase of these land developments which, he has been informed, contain the 200 000 year old remains of an ancient metropolis. Joining his quest for knowledge and riches is Professor Rik Bauman and together they unearth a great mystery connected to the oldest culture known to man: that of Sumerian's of Ancient Mesopotamia.
In 1920s England, Doctor Grenville has made an infamous name for himself by studying extra sensory perceptions. However his research has made him a subject of ridicule among his intellectual peers. At a technology fair, the chance for glory tempts him as he encounters the mysterious Severiano, whose master holds a powerful device that is capable of editing the course of history...
Voltaire Crisper's Life Mechanic:
An odd title to be sure, but it belies a story of the creation of Voltaire Crisper: the companion made by the genius of hermit,Mikael Lavant. On the Southern hills of Wellington, New Zealand, the story begins with Voltaire's creation . The fact that Mikael names him thus shed's light on his deeper purpose for family, as it is also the same name of Mikael's grandfather who had supported him before he died. The origin of his 'Crisper' namesake coming from the methods used to bring him to life, including CRSPR gene editing/therapy. In a modern take inspired by the alienation and technology-ostracized culture of today and Mary Shelly's 1818 Frankenstein. The story continues with Voltaire Crisper's awakening and subsequent abandonment of Mikael...but a greater story of redemption of lost souls lies within.