As The Sun Rises

In a solarpunk future, the society of New Kansai makes extraordinary technological advances without sacrificing their responsibility to the natural world. A young man, Hugo, resides in the high-tech metropolis of their society’s Capital. He doesn’t understand why people live outside the city, using technology to co-exist in harmony with nature.

A criminal underbelly emerges in New Kansai. These are criminals known to augment themselves by merging with machines, rather than working alongside them. Tech corporations also consider them a threat to their ever-growing monopoly over technology and the lives of the people.

Meanwhile, New Kansai's resource abundance causes tensions to rise with a society to the east – a metropolis of unsanctioned technology and corruption, threatening New Kansai’s sustainable way-of-life. The results of the new council’s election force Hugo to fight to save everything he loves. All while harbouring a secret that might outcast him in his own society...

My spin on the cyberpunk prompt for the MAL x Honeyfeed Writing Contest 2022. Those who like post-apocalyptic stories and the solarpunk concept will love this web novel!

(Caution: plot twists incoming 🤭)

Chapters updated:
- Thurs & Sun (10:30pm JST / 6:30am PT approx.)

For those interested, I'd like to do a little survey about character & location names!
- Hugo vs Yuugo / Noah vs Noa / Eugene vs Yuujin / Simon vs Shimon
- New Kansai vs Neo Kansai / New Tokyo vs Neo Tokyo

My spin on the cyberpunk prompt for the MAL x Honeyfeed Writing Contest 2022. Those who like post-apocalyptic stories and the solarpunk concept will love this web novel!

(Caution: plot twists incoming 🤭)

Chapters updated:
- Thurs & Sun (10:30pm JST / 6:30am P...

Author
GenreActionDramaMilitary / WarPost-ApocalypticCyberpunk
UpdatedJun 26, 2022
Chapters6
Writing StatusOngoing
Word Count19,889
Featured fan art of this novel.