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Gu is a science fiction novel in more or less the style of Charles Stross.
Gu - the Protean substance, the last industrial product, the stuff that can be anything, can morph into any shape. Susan Halwaz, the famous maker of digital-experience documentaries, is tracing the human story of the development of Gu. You experience this story through her eyes and the eyes of the people she interviews.
Category Archives: Callie Arnold
You are Callie Arnold again, being interviewed by Halwaz in your home. “You have become something of a celebrity, haven’t you?” she asks. You flush. Clearly there is an emotional charge to this word. “Not really by choice. I’ve been … Continue reading
Ngo Cong An is also known as Andy Ngo. He’s 16 years old, chunky, and wears his hair in a buzz cut. He sits in a traditional Vietnamese home – wooden, built on stilts, with a thatched roof – and … Continue reading
We’re back at the Gu launch again. By now everyone has been served canapés. The attendees have twisted round in their seats and are watching the two Gu figures put down their trays at the back of the room, which … Continue reading
The memory ends, and you are back in the tropical heat, breeze on your skin, scent of frangipani, but this time still in Arnold’s body, looking at Halwaz. Surprisingly, fifteen years have made a positive difference. Arnold is fitter and … Continue reading