New in paperback on February 5, 2019 from Putman Books
The Archive is an immersive virtual reconstruction of a city that no longer exists. John Dominic Blaxton investigates unexplained deaths preserved in the Archive, exploring this recreation of the city’s buildings and parks, sifting through every preserved detail, interacting with the recordings of the people who once lived there, including the digital ghosts of his wife and unborn child.
His latest cold case is to track a woman whose every trace is deliberately being deleted from the Archive. Obsessed with uncovering this woman’s identity and learning her fate, Dominic follows a trail from the virtual world into the real. But finding the truth buried deep within an illusion means risking his sanity and his very existence…
“A disquieting vision...Tomorrow and Tomorrow is literary sci-fi, focusing on the picture, like Henry James, not the frame that defines it, like H.G. Wells.” —The Wall Street Journal
“Tomorrow and Tomorrow crosses the streams between dystopian nightmares—enveloping both the invasive total-surveillance state of Minority Report and the post-nuclear apocalypse of The Road. It's quite unusual for a first-time writer to have such a command of so many literary styles. Inherently cinematic...It's fiction, of course, but just close enough to our reality to be disturbing.” —Pittsburgh Tribune
Four short films co-written with Director Neill Blomkamp
Tom Sweterlitsch was born in Iowa and grew up in Ohio. His first novel, Tomorrow and Tomorrow was published in 2014. He has co-written several short films with Director Neill Blomkamp for Oats Studios including Rakka, Firebase, and Zygote. Before becoming a writer, he worked for the Carnegie Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped for twelve years. His new novel, The Gone World, is due out in February from Putnam Books. Tom lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and daughter.