“How far must we go? What lines must we cross?”Swept up in the race to cure Alzheimer's disease, Marc and Lucia Russell are thrown into a sinister world of corruption, madness and drugs at the dark heart of the global medical establishment.As they struggle to survive they realise that these are the only two questions that matter.But it’s the answers that count.
An enigmatic photograph prompts an older man to contemplate the queer sparkle of his youth and the changing ways of the world in this wistful reflection on passing time.
The world as we know it is continuously redefined by an unimaginable number of quantum events.Some say that every one of them changes our future, and the reason we don’t notice is because we’re all watching it unfold.Stark and witty, ‘Quantum’ is set in a dystopian post-Brexit Britain.The people are revolting.Government has been contracted out to Artificial Intelligences.England’s South Coast has been partitioned by a steel wall.And now, a non-random quantum event has just started the countdown to meltdown.What could possibly go right?
The Statistics Yard’s got your number.
We’re almost at the entrance. It leads to a short, dark tunnel that ends in a bright arch. At least it will be cool, if only for a moment.
The pair in front of us are still anonymous silhouettes outlined by the sunlit exit. They gain ground while we loiter then burst into the light and heat and noise, their identities reframed. Nikita Smith – head of HR no less – roars and tears open her tunic, face turned to the sun.
I envy her perfect bliss. She has given herself to the Statistics Yard – jubilant, abandoned and, today at least, unscathed.
Her partner namastes humbly towards her and steps out of view.