I’d like to introduce The Medicament Report. Complete at 70,000 words, it is an upmarket adult novel with elements of speculative fiction. I’m contacting specifically because ________.
When Lily volunteers for a yearlong drug trial, she thinks the free room and board will give her a chance to finally write her novel. Months in, The Medicament’s effects seem mild at best; however, a deep cut on her hand heals almost instantly and causes her to question what she’s signed up for.
On a celebratory video call, the project’s CEO informs the subjects The Medicament is working even better than expected. Instead of slowing the aging process, the drug seems to be reversing it entirely.
But something doesn’t add up—youth doesn’t equate supernatural healing power. After confronting the doctors, they admit The Medicament didn’t come from a lab. It becomes clear they are only guessing. Through trial and error they’re harnessing the substance’s potential.
As the subjects’ dependence on The Medicament grows, the history of the project emerges, telling a story of deception and the unknown. It’s difficult to know what’s real and what’s not, but one truth is undeniable: this has happened before.
Using found documents in the manner of Mark Z Danielewski’s House of Leaves, The Medicament Report combines literary and science fiction similar to Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven and Haruki Murakami’s The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.
I hold a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow. I have published in literary journals including: Radii,From Glasgow to Saturn, 121 and Literally Literary. I am active on my blog (www.ericpercak.com) and Twitter (@ericpercak).
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