Era: Human historical (later period). Technology: Military (self-contained), non-time-active. By the end of the fifth millennium AD, the homunculi created by the human species - clones, cross-breeds, fighting-machines and artificial intelligences of all descriptions - outnumbered humanity by more than thirteen to one: But even so, there were no creations like those of Peking. Heading a 1,000-strong army of individually-crafted automata, the 12 commanders were self-aware embodiments of the oriental zodiac, forged to a strict astrological design, and said to incorporate history itself in their operating program. After the fall of Peking, however, most were never accounted for....
Written by Lawrence Miles. Directed by Nigel Fairs. Post Production and Music by Nigel Fairs. Produced by Bill Baggs. Featuring: Suzanne Proctor (Cousin Justine), Michael Chance (Lord Sandwich), Jo Castleton (The Sieur d’Eon), Emma Kilbey (Cousin Eliza), Jackie Skarvellis (Mistress Culver), Eric MacLennan (King George III), Caroline Burns-Cooke (Queen Charlotte), Mark Grieg (The Earl of Bute), and Linda Bartram (The Lady / Annabel).
A full-cast audio drama.
©2003 Lawrence Miles (P)2003 BBV