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The year is 2116. Eugenics experiments have failed to curb the city’s dense population, which drowns in perpetual shadows cast by a layer of giant towers scraping the stratosphere miles above.


Further below an ancient and mysterious world crumbles...


STRATA is a book about the future, made for the future. Directed and illustrated by Tommy Lee Edwards, with music and sound design by I Speak Machine, it comprises science fiction and essays by eight stellar writers.


Each story is a portal that will take you deeper into STRATA; each essay will reveal another layer of science that underpins the world.  

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About the author

Tommy Lee Edwards is an illustrator, writer, storyboard artist, designer, and director for film and animation. One of the most respected and versatile artists working today, Edwards has designed video games like Command & Conquer and Prey, movies like Harry Potter and The Book of Eli, and countless Star Wars books and posters for Lucasfilm. Edwards is currently writing and directing an upcoming animated television series with Fox. Tara Busch and Maf Lewis form I Speak Machine, an audio-visual duo making brooding synth soundtracks and horror/sci-fi films. Their offerings include short films The Silence, Zombies 1985 and Gagglebox, which toured with live-performed scores throughout Europe and the USA in 2015, culminating at the Egyptian Theater Hollywood for Beyond Fest. Tommy, Tara and Maf are joined by eight guest writers, who have each contributed an essay or piece of fiction to the world of STRATA.

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Editions At Play with Penguin Random House
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Mar 15, 2016
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