About the Book
In "Last Seen At Standing Stone", Citizen Ishtam #130744XP, a pure breed who lives among clones in a future totalitarian world called Pangeastan, is desperate to change his life.
To force this change, our hero contemplates breaking one of Pangeastan’s many strict bylaws, but then he meets Neisha, a clone who makes him reconsider his rash decsion. Ishtam is so smitten with Neisha that he asks her to meet him after work (they both work in a massive surveillance facility), but at the time they were supposed to meet, she does not show up.
Meanwhile, with Neisha gone missing, Ishtam’s fortunes change for the better, due to an activity that he has been doing in secret––drawing. Soon his talents become known to a half-clone, half-robotic Pangeastan official who has great plans for Ishtam.
Part "1984", part "Brave New World", with a little bit of Raymond Chandler thrown in, "Last Seen At Standing Stone" is a riveting tale of the confluence of creativity and art and love confronting an unforgettably dystopian world.
American Roger Minick has been photographing the American experience for nearly half a century. His photographs are included in permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the J Paul Getty Museum, George Eastman House, and The Smithsonian. Two previous mainstream photographic books, published by Scrimshaw Press, include DELTA WEST and HILLS OF HOME. The recent books AMERICAN BIOGRAPHICS, SIGHTSEER, CELL PEOPLE, SEEN from TRAIN, UNDOCUMENTED, THE ETERNAL STARE, PARTHENON MARBLES, CORNUCOPIA, EyeEurope, EyeRamblings, and FIFTY are published by Perambulation Press, a self-publishing venture founded by Roger Minick, specializing in fine quality limited edition books. Dylan Swift is Roger Minick's nom de plume.