What if you discovered your dreams were actually portals to another world? What if all your friends were there in this other world, too? What if no one could remember the nights spent together in this alternate dimension – except you?
What if the possibilities for our reality were limited only by your ability to ask ‘what if?’
The story follows Zeke, a gangly, unpopular, 19-year-old college student – a townie who also happens to attend the elite college in his community – who has discovered a terrific new club where he is accepted and popular. There’s only one catch: everyone at the club is dreaming. It only exists in the shared dream consciousness of its participants. If at all.
For there’s the rub: Zeke’s friends think he is simply going crazy. His girlfriend in the club won’t even acknowledge his existence in real life.
As Zeke descends further into the ClubZeroG reality, he learns that this shared dream space is actually a psychic field created by four mutant children from the future – the last of their kind, conceived by human space travelers in zero gravity and exhibiting strange deformities and abilities. Living in a future where independent thinking is considered a threat to “consensus,” they are hunted by the authorities, and seek the help of teens from the 21st century who, they hope, can still alter the course of reality.
But Zeke eventually learns this is all a set-up, and he is being used by the militaries of the present and the future as a portal into the psychic field of the ZeroG kids, so they can be destroyed. Unless, of course, he is just going mad.
The battle for Zeke’s mind becomes an interdimensional battle for reality itself, in this daring, adult, American, anime adventure.
The first episodes of Club Zero-G were introduced in electronic culture magazine BPM.
From the literary imagination of Douglas Rushkoff and the drawing table of indie comic book artist Steph Dumais comes a strange new tale that takes place on the front lines of the thought wars.
This mind-expanding graphic novel offers an allegory for today’s highly managed collective psyche, and a hint at the power available to anyone willing to step out of the story in which we are living.
DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF is the author of ten books, including Cyberia, Ecstasy Club, Exit Strategy and Nothing Sacred, and plays in the band PsychicTV.
STEPH DUMAIS is a graphic designer and cartoonist from Montreal. When he’s not designing websites or album covers, he’s on his horror series Zombie Commandos From Hell!