“A completely new story about the future, not adjacent to any cycle – yar (k) awn…”, the author wrote on his social networks.
The annotation to the work “Yar(k)ost” states that the action takes place in the middle of the 21st century, when people have built a comfortable world that harmoniously combines the present, virtual and augmented reality.
Here is a quote for you to understand the situation in this world: “Augmented reality ignored the trash. And the graffiti. And the broken windows. And the lamps that don’t work at night. The law required wearing AV glasses for at least twelve hours a day, and Compliance with this rule was monitored by the Fourth Department: the implanted chip clearly recorded both sleep time and glasses connection time, if the rule was not followed, a fine followed. neural network was not interested in explanations. This was not taught.”
Here you can be creative, open new companies, strive for more or just live, immerse yourself in games and entertainment, and not think about anything. Isn’t that happiness?
But many really stopped thinking… What next? The comfortable world lulled the conscience and provoked rage. And for some of its inhabitants, and for the most terrible terrorist on the planet, who creates pictures of chaos and destruction under the pseudonym Kandinsky…
The story “Yar (k) ost” has already been published, you can not only read it, but also listen to it performed by Semyon Vashchenko.
Vadim Panov writes in the genres of science fiction, urban fantasy, and cyberpunk. The most popular cycles of his are “Secret City” (a TV series was based on it) and “Hermetikon”. The author also has a fantastic cycle for children “Insuperable”.
Laureate of the “Portal”, “Star Bridge”, “Bastcon”, “Silver Arrow”, “RosCon”, “Filigree” and “World of Fiction” magazine awards.