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It springs once again . . .
THE SAGA of VASSAL SQUEEZESHOT

a story & exploration in words & art

PRELUDE     CHORUS     JOURNAL
The Society     Shots


DESCRIPTION

(This page is a “book jacket” description and synopsis, in case you want one. Otherwise, go straight to PRELUDE, where the Saga begins.)

The Saga of Vassal Squeezeshot is a fiction that may be coming true for us all. In prose and some verse, interwoven with original works of art, photography, and video, it envisions a technology that will turn our lives inside out. The technology, tiny drones the size of mosquitoes, will become commonplace. All of us—individuals, businesses, governments, etc.—will send them wherever we want, at any time, and see and hear what’s there. And any of us will be able tune in to anyone else’s; they broadcast everywhere.

Prelude, the Saga’s introductory volume, describes the coming of the tiny drones, and, with the rest of the Saga, explores the consequences. Our senses of ourselves, our society, our civilization, and our world will be transformed. Our privacy, secrecy, intimacy, security, family life, community, government, commerce, jobs, education, entertainment, and our culture as a whole will change dramatically.

Will something like that really happen? Is it inevitable? Desirable? And if it happens, how will we—including you, reader—respond? Can we adapt? Will we gain from it, lose, or both? 


If you wish, a minute of audio about those questions:


(See readers’ feedback about the Saga, and/or add your own.)



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THE FIVE PARTS OF THE SAGA
PRELUDE     CHORUS     JOURNAL   The Society     Shots


PRELUDE coverPRELUDE
the Saga‘s introductory volume
prelude to everyone’s future
by The Reverend Professor Henrietta A. *

Read Prelude here and/or listen to its first pages:






Chorus (cover), postscript-cadenza to PreludeCHORUS
a brief postscript to PRELUDE
by The Reverend Professor *






Journal cover
JOURNAL
excerpts from the upcoming
second edition of Vassal’s journal,
with Victory Tree and The Reverend Professor *






The Squeezeshot Society — silver bowl

THE SOCIETY
an appreciation






Shots logo

SHOTS
short takes from
the eternal present





MORE
. . . to come







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an author and artist named "A"*The SAGA and its “authors” are
fictional 
creations of Marcus Parsons.



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