At the height of the Swinging Sixties a pandemic swept the globe over the course of a year claimed the height of half of the world’s population. Seemingly linked along genetic lines to affect entire families but otherwise random, 1.5 billion people found themselves facing the rest of their lives at just six inches tall. In Britain, welfare spending on the underclass spiralled to unsustainable levels with social unrest peaking when Mary Porter, a young librarian, was imprisoned for three years for the manslaughter of a man she had accidentally stepped on in the street. Twenty years ago Mary’s Law was passed, decriminalising all acts against the underclass and establishing a process to register the smaller humans as property to alleviate the burden on the state. In the present day, the first humans bred entirely in captivity are reaching adulthood and entering the market.
|Released May 07, 2014
|15 pages + cover