The Immanent World: 404 by Clive Reznor
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He’s Watching You …
It’s the fear we all have using the internet: Who is watching? What have I left out there? David Clegg ignored that fear, posted his musings on the Dark Web, and paid the price. When a mysterious hacker hijacks his computer, Clegg is shown a series of real-time videos, each one a story of mankind’s dark dealings with technology and the paranormal. As a voyeur, he is given one chance — and only one chance — to help those he’s watching, unknowingly sealing his own fate in the process.
Told in six twisted stories, The Immanent World: 404 is a wickedly imaginative collection of dark sci fi and the paranormal. For fans of horror anthologies like Stephen King’s Night Shift or Clive Barker’s Books Of Blood, movies like V/H/S or The ABC’s Of Death, or TV shows like Black Mirror or Supernatural, weaving the familiar with the disturbingly dark.
“It’s like Black Mirror with a Paranormal edge.”
Immanent – remaining within; indwelling; inherent.
Horror fans will enjoy this journey into the dark corners of the immanent world – a reality where the divine and demonic are not outside our natural world, but very much a part of it.
Your Lying Eyes: A domestic dispute between his next door neighbors puts Kendrick, a bachelor who loves gaming and tech, in a dangerous situation when the wife hides out in his house. She has a codex tattoo — an implant that records all five sense and can play those experiences back through specific devices, which shows Kendrick the difference between what his neighbors want him to see and who they really are.
The Politics of Flesh and Metal: When two friends go on a road trip to interview the head of a cutting edge tech company who claims to have the key to quantum communication, they find the consequences of gaining that technology are more costly than they could imagine.
Hamir Can Do Anything: Hamir is an average Indian American. Hamir is also bullied at his office job, under-appreciated by his wife and her Auntie, and ridiculed for his accent by the general public. All he wants is respect. Today, through an unexpected gift in the mail, he gets everything he wants, including revenge.
The Viral Gods:“LIke It Or Lose It” is a popular television game show where contestant have one week to gain 5,000 likes on their LIOLI profile, a task that’s harder than it seems. Needing the money for his daughter’s surgery, Chip Tittle tries to subvert the system by exposing the truth about the State, putting much more at risk than he realizes.
Invincible: An android named Astraea, who has been passed down generation after generation by the Thornsmith family as either an experiment or sex slave, attempts one last time to free herself. Can she convince the only surviving descendant of the family, a teenage boy, to help her become a Super AI, or will an mob of anti-technology zealots destroy her, the last of her kind?
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Genre: Horror, Occult