EFFUGIUM now available for purchase

Eccentric tech mogul and cult leader Richard Kryuss has developed a system of storing and transmitting data organically, connected by trees containing within their DNA the entirety of recorded human knowledge. Could his Terrestrially Regenerative Enhanced Extranet, or T.R.E.E., be a boon to mankind, or will it spell doom for the human race? Spanning over 200,000 years of post-Earth human history, Effugium repeatedly defies the … Continue reading EFFUGIUM now available for purchase

My escape, your escape

Effugium, which is Latin for “escape,” was the name of a space vessel constructed in the early years of the twenty-first century by eccentric tech mogul and cult leader Richard “The Prophet” Kryuss, founder of Krytech Industries. After a mysterious force announced its intent to remove all human life from Earth within ten years’ time, Kryuss funded the Effugium project with his own money, for … Continue reading My escape, your escape

How to start your own cult and successfully maintain it

Cults are an endless source of fascination to myself and many others. I used to find it baffling that seemingly otherwise sane, intelligent people could buy into the flimsily-constructed dogma that the founders of these organizations base their ideologies upon. I don’t wonder anymore. I get it. My confusion about the issue as a child was based primarily upon the assumption that grownups were generally … Continue reading How to start your own cult and successfully maintain it

Hands of the Creators

This is a sequel to “With New Eyes.” It takes place many, many years after the events depicted in that story. “You think yourselves dwellers in paradise; I say you are denizens of hell!” Galen the sixteenth rapped his knuckles against the rusted, gutted, half-buried hull of the metallic behemoth that had transported their ancestors to the blasphemous planet upon which they were doomed to … Continue reading Hands of the Creators

Where do these people come from?

Politicians look like they were born to do what they do. They have plastic faces and they move robotically, and they all use the same hand gestures when they speak. It’s like they’re some kind of Stepford Wives type androids. They look convincingly human, in an ’80s movie rich guy villain who’s going to bulldoze the youth center to make way for a strip mall … Continue reading Where do these people come from?