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Latent Space

A fuck-around-and-find-out whodunit tale of neo-noir gore and messy flip-the-script cli-fi about artificial intelligence, animism, national security liberals, insurrection, climate guilt, weaponized media, advanced mathematics, conspiracism, global cyberwar, overlapping polycrisis, and the strangest of bedfellows.

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“It feels like someone asked Neal Stephenson, Robert Shea (The Illuminati Trilogy), Daniel Suàrez, and Martha Wells (Murderbot), Andy Kessler (Grumby) and Cory Doctorow to think about how a US civil war might happen, and what to do about it.”

“Not some dystopian alternative universe fiction, this timeline is right in front of us.”


author: Paco Xander Nathan
editor: Tiffany Lee Brown
illustrators: Robin Urton, Chris Joseph, Heath Rezabek

plus a wee bit o’ help from friendly AIs

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ISBN 979-8-218-14392-3 (EPUB)

This book is a work of fiction, which began as a board game. It has been written as a parody, intended to be political speech. Names, characters, places, and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictiously. Any resemblances to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, is coincidental. The story themes are fictional, please take them with a grain of salt. Cited references are factual, and these are recommended reading. Diegetic prototypes fall somewhere in between fiction and fact. Talk about it.

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WARNING: contains graphic violence, language, adult situations, plus hopefully some novel ideas to discuss.

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