I have a job of writing to do. The core concept and protagonists have finally crystallised for me.
Now to file off the serial numbers (the music) and see what remains. If anything. This may take a while.
"1982: A Cyberspace Opera"
Book 1. Radiant Energy
(flashback: The Wire Full Of Light)
Book 2. Solid State Revolution
(sidebar: Alleys That We Run Through)
Book 3. Now They Are Dreams
(sidebar: Up To An Ivory Tower)
Book 4... ??
I figure I can maybe figure that out once I get to it, if ever.
But I've got a through-line in my head now.
I am a *very* slow writer. I think it was around 2001 when I wrote my last thing (interactive fiction; it wasn't especially good).
This project began as a Speed-IF contest in, I think, 2012.
I'm maybe finally ready to *begin*. Ugh.
@thegibson But this story Sparks Joy (tm) so...
We'll see. If it's meant to be, it'll happen.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.