If the Internet died in the next 7 days, would you still be here?
A visit from a long-gone friend turns into a choice nobody wants to deal with. A discussion about life and networks turns into a philosophical discussion about the meaning of life and human connection. And all that is left is a test on a simple USB drive that carries the fate of the world on its plastic shoulders.
„We didn’t build the internet to last, but to serve.
You can’t have both these things in a single object.
You must choose.„
Making a choice that dictates the fate of the biggest network human beings built up till now takes the protagonist’s life into an unusual and somewhat dark spin. Stuck between the consequences of his choice and trying to understand the real motive behind the test, the journey will bring both him and the reader closer to understanding what genuine connections between people are made of – and how the internet fits into all of that.
The novel „START.EXE“ brings you a story about the end of days – in which most things stay the same, only people change. And humans hate change…
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He was born in 1979, in Belgrade, Serbia. He graduated from the Mathematical Grammar School, and then majored in psychology at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy. He worked in different places and positions – from a psychology intern at a clinic for mental health, to a marketing assistant in a large company. A trained practitioner of applied theatre, he is also psychodrama psychotherapist. He designed his first board game in 2005, along with some friends, as a birthday present. Ever since he has been a passionate player and designer of all sorts of games, focusing mostly on serious games.
He’s been writing since 1996, mostly poetry and short stories. Everything he’s ever written and decided to share with the world is available on these blogs: http://ovojesparta.blogspot.com/ and http://crticezalakunoc.blogspot.rs/ (mostly in Serbian).
Two of his short stories have been published – The Local Crew in a collection of stories entitled Nevidbog (short stories about old gods), and A Collection of Homework Assignments in the Raketla 4 fanzine.
He continues to write, guided by a desire to create in the infinite realms of fantasy. Within the borders of reality, he lives and works in Belgrade.