The Feedback Serial – Silent Dystopia

My passion project is a series of novella-length books about a dystopian, futuristic, post-apocalyptic world where all loud noise, including music and singing, is banned.

Why A Silent World?

At its core, Feedback is a series featuring young adults (and some teens) making their way through a world that has already decided what kind of people they are. Sound plays a massive role in most of our lives, and yet it is perhaps the only sense that a dystopian society would logically throw away, especially to create a restrictive level of ‘calm’.

Unlike the stereotypical dystopian world, the simple answer to solving the problems of Feedback’s world is not merely “make it like how things are now”. I like to call it a balanced dystopia, one where the entire story does not revolve around how ridiculous and terrible the living situation is. In fact, it’s quite a pleasant world, when you aren’t in the sights of anyone dangerous and powerful.

In truth, the efforts to change the world for the better, and the disagreements about how to do so, will end up driving some of the darkest and most extreme conflicts.

There are four episodes to a season. Each episode is 35,000 words, whereas a novel is typically near 100,000. A season is 140,000 words total, so you end up with a more substantial story than the average novel, told in more digestible pieces, similar to the difference between a TV miniseries and a feature film.

Season one’s protagonist is Eric, a brilliant doctor-to-be whose friend, the brilliant inventor Freyara, gets captured due to a lapse in judgement. He’s desperate to find and save his friend, but it turns out the forces that took Freyara away are pulling Eric to accept a different, darker kind of life than what he wants, to mold his talents to suit their own, inhumane interests.

Get the first novella for free, here!

Please give the serial a try, and let me know what you think 🙂

Feedback Season 1 and 2 covers together

 

4 Comments

    • Hi Melissa!

      Sorry for missing your comment. If you email me at shanecarlhall@gmail.com, I can send you an E-Pub file. Currently episode 2 is only on Amazon and it will be that way for a little while. I’m glad you enjoyed the first one!

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