Technological singularity proved that utopia was an illusion, unattainable, naught but a dream.
The Mechanism Transcript is a sci-fi/horror series with a veneer of fantasy esthetics. I like to describe it as if Blade Runner and The Lord of the Rings had a bastard child that grew up in the attic. Never mind; imagine a world beyond technological singularity where humans have made themselves obsolete and lost their meaning. Then imagine what would happen if a hyper-logical AI wanted to give it back to them…
After creating an AI far surpassing any expectations, taking on the role of a god of wisdom and love, humankind made itself obsolete. But love can manifest itself in many different forms.
A man is plunged into an existance of strife and confusion when he is made the first to populate a post-apocalyptic world. He learns about himself and the apocalypse as we follow him in his travels through a world of ruin and destruction but also life and growth. Will he be able to ignite the spark of a new civilization, or will human nature doom the world to a state of perpetual chaos? Can he stay sane in his loneliness, or will he spiral into madness?
The world is dying, and the gods are fighting the godless over its destiny. Woman or man, king or queen, warrior and slave alike; they will all play their part at the end of the world—until the light takes them.
Catharsis, from the Greek word katharsis—meaning purification or cleaning—is the purgation of emotions, mainly pity and fear, through art or any extreme change in sentiment that results in renewal and restoration. This story is meant as a catharsis.
Reader discretion is advised.