Thomas Jolly and Pier Lamandé
In 150 years, the only remains of dry land after the Catastrophe will be a single island, home to an enlightened society. Based on the principles of Commune and Harmony, within the rules of an absolute democracy, these people have broken free from our old ways. Within a self-sufficient community based on equality, everyone works towards the prosperity of All.
A virus sweeps through the fields, destroying more than a fourth of the harvest and thus creating a major food shortage. A question is put forth to the community at large: “To keep our civilisation alive, can we randomly annihilate a quarter of our population?
The notion, the idea, once planted, turns this rigid society to chaos as some try to uphold the standards of the community while others fight against it on moral grounds.