reWritten (Artisans and Opportunists: Book 1)
Author: J. Malan
Word Count: 64,854
Cover Artist: Tim Jardim
Series: Artisans and Opportunists
Book Number: 1
Publication Date: April 2017
This title was the recipient of a 2017 Leo Award for "Best Novel", and was also nominated for the 2017 Coyotl Awards for "Best Novel".
Against his better judgement and born of circumstances beyond his control, Professor van Elsburg is hired to lead a troupe of mercenaries deep into the unexplored wastelands that surround their world. Their objective: unravel the mystery surrounding an undocumented archaeological site, and to discover the fate of the last expedition that vanished whilst trying not to do the same.
reWritten is an existential horror story set in a gritty post-human world, littered with the rubble of a once-mighty civilization that fell suddenly, now inhabited entirely by anthropomorphic animals. It provides a glimpse into the origins of this crudely industrialized dystopian-utopia and the Mammalæ that keep its engines oiled, its boilers fired, and its printing presses rolling.
In a world only superficially similar to our own, it asks questions that have no easy answers, and answers questions that may have been better left unasked.
Knowledge can free the mind, but it can also destroy the soul.
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