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ABOUT

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I'm Erin Shimamoto, an artist and science fiction author, and dabbling musician. I also nurture an interest in economics and history. I live in Kentucky, assembled in California from parts made in Japan (so to speak).

I have been drawing since I was old enough to speak, although I only really started pursuing technical skill at the age of 16. If you haven't started drawing yet, I strongly encourage you to pick up the pencil yourself some time. Anyone can learn!

THE MULTIVERSE

THE AUTOMATIC SUBJECT

It is the year 5555 AD, and transhumanity has expanded across hundreds of parallel universes of the pancosmos. In this far-flung society, the Free Traders Union positions itself as the highest authority of all traffic between star nations passing through the Bulk, the hyperspace between universes (or cosmoi), where the laws of physics themselves can change from one world to another -- a fact that is exploited everywhere for benefit and profit.

Spanning a future history three millennia in length and epic in scale, the setting of Automatic Subject was inspired by cyberpunk, hard science fiction, space opera, and starfighter combat and trading games, although I do not seek to emulate any particular aesthetic. Rather, I strive to construct a plausible futuristic society in a fantastic context. I like to call it "hard science fantasy".

ALL THE GENERATIONS OF THE DEAD


In the twenty-first century, climate scientists' worst fears came to pass. Without any hesitation, capital burned all the oil and coal reserves of Earth and set the planet ablaze with temperatures rocketing past the absolute limit of human survival. [placeholder ...]