I’ve recently published a novel, A Dark Matter of Memory. It explores the possibility that dark matter (which is a placeholder for unknown parts of the universe) might retain patterns of history. Not only was it a great deal of fun to write, it’s also a different way of approaching social systems design. What possibilities can we imagine, which might then shape the work that creates them?
“A Dark Matter of Memory is a love story set in a future beyond nation-states. Alfred Medupe, a young scientist from the African Region, is exploring the possibility of finding memory in dark matter. Then a tragedy makes his search more personal. Is it possible that what happens in life leaves imprints in the universe that can be found again? What could that mean for humans living beyond just here and now? The potential of the research catches the interest of powerful people, who would like to use it for their own purposes. It sends Alfred into dark and dangerous places as he tries to find the only things in life that matter to him.”