Pattern Black by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant
Outsourcing Criminal Psychology to Technology
What if Mark Zuckerberg’s Metaverse was in charge of the for-profit prison system of the future? It might look something like HR022, the city-sized prison with little oversight, a snitch economy, and virtual reality immersion Chamber Therapy in Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant’s forthcoming new novel Pattern Black.
Start stripping away the layers of identity and reality in a world where technology usurps psychology to rewire the human brain and get rid of criminal tendencies forever. But the flip-side of Chamber Therapy’s limited success is its ultimate failure: Pattern Black. As with all great classic sci-fi, questions abound about who we are as a species and where we are going.
About The Authors
Sean Platt is the founder of Sterling & Stone, where he makes stories with his partners, Johnny B. Truant, and David W. Wright, and a family of storytellers. Sean brings a rich sense of place, strong pacing, conflict-filled dialogue, powerful twists, and a flair for high-stakes drama to every story and is known for bringing out the best in his collaborators, thanks to his generosity, adaptability, and philosophy that “the best idea wins.”
Johnny B. Truant writes fun, page-turning, layered, and most of all “inquisitive” fiction — stories told across multiple genres, united by a curiosity about life’s biggest questions. Whether the tale itself is about invading aliens, overweight vampires, or ordinary folks in mind-bending situations, Johnny’s stories always live on two levels. On the surface, where vivid characters come to life to undertake the most extraordinary adventures. But also deeper: diving into the corners of reality itself, or the shadowland of a fractured mind. If you like Christopher Nolan’s movies or Michael Crichton’s books, you’ll be right at home in the Truantverse.
Imprint: Sterling & Stone
On sale: January 19, 2022
eBook Price: $0.99
Print Price: $22.99
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