Author: Ryan Dunlap
Editor: Shaunn Rodriguez-Grulkowski
Artist: Irvin Rodriguez
Sam has a problem. In a world where all of your memories can be digitally augmented and recorded for later viewing and sharing, Sam’s are eroding fast due to malfunctioning equipment. Unfortunately for Sam, that particular bit of equipment is installed in his brain, and a simple malfunction can lead to a decidedly less than simple cerebral hemorrhage, coma, and even death. Sam’s only hope to prevent losing everything is a pithy computer program, and piece of technology known as The Goldfish.
“The Goldfish is a grounded, touching, tranche-de-vie, wrapped in a seventies-style, high-concept sci-fi blanket. Dunlap manages to draw the reader into an unbelievable world by crafting a completely believable drama focusing on a protagonist that’s instantly relatable—a smart man, troubled, but still striving to do right by the people in his life. Stanislaw Lem would be proud, and Ryan Dunlap should be too.”
-Shaunn Rodriguez-Grulkowski, Editor