The Silver Cord is an impressive project. A team of writers and artists have produced a free 210 graphic novel that is available at silver-cord.net and are now hoping to fund work on a second volume through a Kickstarter campaign.
The two volumes were envisioned by Kevin Kelly, a writer of fascinating books such as What Technology Wants, and made by a team of creators. Kevin describes the work as “a story about robots at war with millions of species of angels, quantum computing, astral travel, and a coming-of-age crisis of a half-breed girl.” He also calls it a “techno-epic”.
The books have beautiful art and visually reflect the high-calibre talent involved in rendering the story in comic form.The professional quality of storytelling is rewarding and surprising for a project presented outside conventional publishing.
The Silver Cord is a gripping story that is expertly told. It deserves to be funded, so I am backing it on Kickstarter. I hope you will do the same to encourage its creators to continue with exploring a beautiful and compelling world.
This is a story about the young half-breed girl who gets caught in a war between newly conscious robots and ancient jealous angels. She has to save the human world.
Since the beginning of time, the world of humans and the world of angels have run parallel but apart, connected only by a single tunnel of light.
Humans know the tunnel as the passageway that lifts their souls after death. Angels know it as the Birthing Ring: the tunnel that delivers souls into the tiny bodies of newborn babies.
But the recent discovery of quantum computing has disrupted this age-old balance. As scientists perfect this technology in tiny “Q-chips,” they are inadvertently opening a second passage between the world of humans and the world of angelic species. But unlike the first passageway, this new portal is forming deep in territory controlled by dark sinister angels.
Any day now, scientists will install this new quantum-powered chip into a robot so smart, so life-like, so close to human consciousness, that just like a human baby, it too will require a soul.
Unbeknownst to the scientists, the exact moment the quantum robot is switched on, the new portal will open and allow the darkest of all angels to rush down and become the robot’s missing soul. This ensouled robot will be the first of many. An unstable force of possessed robots, until…
A confused teenager discovers that she’s the only one who can stop dark souls from penetrating the human realm.
But who will believe her?