Mutual Friends

It’s not easy being a mad genius. That’s why it’s so nice to be part of the Mutual: a worldwide group dedicated to understanding humanity, on an individual and collective basis, and finding ways for people to work together. But for whatever reason – maybe it’s the slightly patronizing attitude, maybe it’s the tendency to discourage individuality and ambition, maybe it’s all the hippy-dippy love-and-peace rhetoric – there are other groups out there that consider themselves opposed to the Mutual. The Beyond, for instance, the politically influential cabal of visionaries working on an alternative to Earth. The Machine, depressed and alienated body-hackers who champion progress even as they bemoan its dehumanizing effects. The Upset, radicals without a cause (or with a few causes too many) who never seem to leave well enough alone. And the cruel, inhuman Fey, who want nothing more than to use the world as their playground…

Mutual Friends