Butterflies Dreaming

From Runtime Zero:

“Then one fateful summer eve, on their way home from Provincetown, he and Ave Maria dropped some Sunshine on the hallowed lawns of Harvard Yard (a touchstone in the culture of consciousness still under the luminous spell of Dr. Timothy Leary, who was by then a major constellation in the midnight sky), and time—time itself—began to melt like Dalí’s clock, morphing into something infinitely more erotic and exotic than the endless shuffling from one moment to another in the world they’d left behind. They were starborn, traveling light-years together beneath the trees, soaring from one breath to another, pressed hard against the soft green surface of the earth, butterflies dreaming.”

A Map of The Mirror Worlds

This is a ‘mind map’ of the physical and virtual locations that appear throughout my cyberpunk series, Dark Math Chronicles, beginning with the first book, Runtime Zero. The series traces the journey of a young artist named Will Powers as he struggles to find a way out of the growing darkness on planet Earth, eventually making his way to a virtual paradise called SubVersa, where he achieves a state of digital perfection and begins streaming an entirely new infinity. He is guided on this perilous journey by Chromium and Juliette, the avatars of his future self. It is one hell of a ride, as Chrome says; he would have given Icarus a run for his money.