A new visual novel about the future of peace on earth, launched in September, will be presented at the end of the month by author Dimis Michaelides and artist Umit Inatci.
Hosted at the Home for Corporation in Nicosia, the book presentation will include a brief reading of the story while artist Umit will give a brief talk on the images and symbols used within. Afterwards, the duo will answer questions in a friendly Q&A mood and sign books.
The book is set in the year Y2.050K as the Energia spacecraft begins its voyage to Proxima Centauri. As it travels, humanity progresses and regresses in leaps and bounds. At the forefront of the chronicle are the tensions between superstition and science, war and peace, democracy and dictatorship. Alien threats loom in the background.
The book has gathered positive feedback so far with Dr Noel Holland, Author of Amazon bestseller Rosie’s War stating “… it raises the profoundest questions about human life on earth – the nature of morality, the possibility of peaceful coexistence, good v evil, the ends justifying the means, whether humankind can face and overcome the challenges of the future, the meaning of sex, our relationship with aliens from other worlds.”
Author Michaelides is much more than a parent to this particular book. After being an economist, marketer, financier, general manager and CEO in Paris, Washington and Nicosia, he now is a speaker and consultant on leadership, creativity and innovation, and an enthusiastic performer of magic, music and improvisational theatre.
Inatci is a painter, poet, writer, designer, filmmaker, academic and art critic who has put on 40 solo shows in places as diverse as Perugia and London, Copenhagen and Teheran, Strasbourg and Sharja and is now “a chronically anachronistic primitive of the future, a modern shaman.”
Y2.200K – A Chronicle
Book presentation and reading by Dimis Michaelides and Umit Inatci. January 31. Home for Corporation, Nicosia. 6pm