Hope The Killer

Some are born into greatness. All others serve. Luuk Maru is like every other no-cred struggling to exist in the southern canal district of Sorgbjerg—a worker, a father, and a broken man yearning for just one more chance at life. What the hopelessness of his reality cannot provide, the drug Synth offers a temporary substitute, however fleeting. But perhaps the world he escapes to is not so far away as it seems.

Set in the popular universe of Sebastian Doubinsky’s “City State” series, this story was originally published as the lead piece in SILENCE IS WHITE, an anthology dedicated to the lauded Danish poet/author who continues to influence so many other speculative fiction authors, including Ted Fauster.