CHANNILLO
Postmortem
By Christopher Soriano

Series Description:

In a new America, Arthur Grant has finally done away with death. The Postmortem Project, which was designed to erase the concept of death from the people’s consciousness, has finally become law. The people now take a pill to rid themselves of the memories of past loved ones, freeing themselves of their traumas and their awareness of death. While senescence still exists, people think they will live forever. The only people who still know death exists are the government and the Memento Mori Society, who are tasked with disposing of the bodies before death is rediscovered.

But not everything is going to plan. Unbeknownst to the Postmortem Project, Arthur’s son, Kurt Grant, is completely unaffected by the pill. And there exists an underground separatist group within the Memento Mori Society determined to bring death back. And the key to all of this may lie in the writings of Kurt’s step-brother Henry Tristero, the inspiration behind the separatist movement who died before the passing of the Law, and who haunts Kurt from beyond the grave.

Postmortem is a deep meditation on the nature of death and existence, concerned on how death and traumas are exploited for political, philosophical, and personal goals. It is a tragic story on humanity’s obsession with conquering death at any cost, and why we will never achieve that.

Category/Genre(s): Adult Fiction, Science Fiction
Updated: Undecided
Status: Ongoing



Author Bio For Christopher Soriano:

Christopher Soriano was born and raised in Watsonville, CA to Mexican-American immigrants. He graduated with an MFA in Writing from the University of San Francisco and a double BA in English and Philosophy from UC Santa Barbara.

His work has previously appeared in the Porter Gulch Review. He is currently the Fiction Editor for Watermelanin Magazine and a writer/creative director at For All Media Productions.

He volunteers as a screenwriting instructor at the Digital NEST, a non-profit dedicated to nurturing the youth with skills in technology and entrepreneurship.

He lives in Los Angeles, CA.

You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram on @ChSoriPalma.







Series Description:

In a new America, Arthur Grant has finally done away with death. The Postmortem Project, which was designed to erase the concept of death from the people’s consciousness, has finally become law. The people now take a pill to rid themselves of the memories of past loved ones, freeing themselves of their traumas and their awareness of death. While senescence still exists, people think they will live forever. The only people who still know death exists are the government and the Memento Mori Society, who are tasked with disposing of the bodies before death is rediscovered.

But not everything is going to plan. Unbeknownst to the Postmortem Project, Arthur’s son, Kurt Grant, is completely unaffected by the pill. And there exists an underground separatist group within the Memento Mori Society determined to bring death back. And the key to all of this may lie in the writings of Kurt’s step-brother Henry Tristero, the inspiration behind the separatist movement who died before the passing of the Law, and who haunts Kurt from beyond the grave.

Postmortem is a deep meditation on the nature of death and existence, concerned on how death and traumas are exploited for political, philosophical, and personal goals. It is a tragic story on humanity’s obsession with conquering death at any cost, and why we will never achieve that.

Category/Genre(s): Adult Fiction, Science Fiction
Updated: Undecided
Status: Ongoing


Author Bio For Christopher Soriano:

Christopher Soriano was born and raised in Watsonville, CA to Mexican-American immigrants. He graduated with an MFA in Writing from the University of San Francisco and a double BA in English and Philosophy from UC Santa Barbara.

His work has previously appeared in the Porter Gulch Review. He is currently the Fiction Editor for Watermelanin Magazine and a writer/creative director at For All Media Productions.

He volunteers as a screenwriting instructor at the Digital NEST, a non-profit dedicated to nurturing the youth with skills in technology and entrepreneurship.

He lives in Los Angeles, CA.

You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram on @ChSoriPalma.