"I love these stories. They are teeming with inventive ideas about a future where technology has increased our isolation, but we still strive for connection." - J Moira
A collection of stories about what you’ve always feared.
Lovers of shows such as Black Mirror, The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits, will enjoy Mark Le Dain’s dark satirical collection of stories, Dreamtime.
Dreamtime is a collection of twenty tales set in the near future where a person’s life is monitored, influenced, and sometimes crafted by the technology we both love and hate.
- What would an autonomous car be willing to do when it’s primary directive is to save your life over everything else?
- What if governments made you live in an environment that reflected your carbon footprint?
- What if students were taught to exercise their response to fear the same way they are taught to train any other muscle or skill? What would those classes look like?
From stories of how pure feelings are administered like a drug, and the means to acquire the purest feelings, to stories of a future where a market exists for everything, including your life – Mark Le Dain’s disturbing “slices of life” sometimes feel eerily close.
About the Author
Mark Le Dain currently works as Director, Strategy at an AI company. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) from Queen’s University and completed an exchange at the Rouen School of Business in France. He is a proud volunteer with Social Venture Partners.
"The stories are original, thought-provoking, and full of twists and turns. Each story feels like it could be expanded into an entire book of its own." - Erica Virtue