The American Fathers is a satirical cyberpunk take on American democracy. It is being published as a serial. Each installment, or episode, features a different character. The events narrated in each character's life are connected to the events that occur in the lives of the other characters featured in the other episodes. Volume 1 of The American Fathers, therefore, is an interconnected sequence of stories that paint an intriguing picture of the United States of America in the year 2032.
Four couples are featured in Volume 1 of The American Fathers.
Sheila McKinley and Jasira Sayid, a labor economist and a congressional correspondent.
Devin Wayne and Irene Daco, a former general with The Fathers, and America's first princess.
Victor and Natalia Daco, patriarch and wife of the United States of America's First House.
Todd Giannopolous and Eve Harrington, member of the rebel hacker collective the POP Watchers, and sole heir of House Harrington, the country's Second House.
As each of the nine episodes of the first volume of the serial unfold, the stories of these four couples collide, while the fabric of the country's New Order is slowly falling apart.
Episode 1 is narrated by Adrianne Cury. Amy Montgomery plays the main character, Sheila McKinley, and Fawzia Mirza plays Jasira Sayid. Deb Doetzer performs both the roles of Adriane Murry, and the waitress in Part 2 - Sticky Fingers. Scott Duff plays both Adam, the TV producer in Part 1 - Catastrophe, and Roy, the engineer that appears on the show, Holding Court.
The cast of Episode 2, once again, includes Adrianne Cury as narrator, Amy Montgomery as Sheila, Fawzia Mirza as Jasira, plus Rebecca Cox, who plays Irene Daco, America's first princess, Cameron Knight as her lover and fugitive general of The Fathers, Juan Francisco Villa as the soldier Mike Costa, Karin Anglin as the AI Samantha, and Kevin Theis as the brilliant engineer Bartholomew Kideris, AKA Bart.
Fawzia Mirza on The American Fathers
Rebecca Cox on The American Fathers
The American Fathers Episode 1 begins in the year 2032. The fashion and political ideology known as Dynasty Style is a popular trend around the country. Sheila McKinley, a prominent labor economist, belongs to a nascent group of academicians known as Prime Heuristic. They believe America's dynasties will destroy the country. But they have failed to persuade the government and the people of the need for change.
When Sheila meets Jasira she doesn't know what to expect. The popular congressional correspondent is smart, attractive, and successful in a way that's unheard of without close connections to at least one noble house. Sheila's attraction to Jasira is clear from the start, and she's wary, not knowing Jasira's true agenda. Does she support the dynasties and their influence upon the government she covers? Or is Jasira like Sheila, working to turn the country away from contemporary feudalism and back to democracy?
Host of the popular TV show Holding Court. Both of which epitomize Dynasty Style, the fashion trend and pseudo social and political ideology popular in America in the year 2032.
A solar powered supersonic earth ship, capable of circumnavigating the globe in four hours. Avalon is designed and manufactured by Daco Aeronautics, a subsidiary of Daco Enterprises, the world leader in aeronautic engineering. Although similar in appearance, Avalon is not technically a space ship, because it is not capable of handling hard vacuum, which characterizes travel between the planets. Victor Daco gave Avalon as a gift to his daughter, Irene, in
the year 2031, on the day of her 21st birthday.
A principle enshrouded in the idea that corporations have the right to operate like sovereign nations in order to compete globally, and in order to function efficiently in the management of human and natural resources. The New Rule, sweeping corporate governance legislation passed by the 118th US Congress in the year 2024, is based on the principle of Corporate Sovereignty. Thirteen American conglomerates, most notably Daco Industries, became sovereign entities upon passage of The New Rule.
A fashion trend and pseudo socio/political ideology popular in the United States of America in the year 2032. Dynasty Style is characterized by modern clothing, whose design is inspired by the Middle Ages, and jingoistic support of the relationship between the royal houses, the Presidency, the Congress, and America’s federal judicial system.
In 2032 the Point One Percent (or P.O.P) Watchers, are a hacktivist collective dedicated to exposing the eroding effects of dynastic rule on American society. The collective is founded, however, in the year 2024 by Felix Studerman, in response to Victor Daco’s ban on the media’s dissemination of images of his daughter, Irene Daco, who is fourteen years old at the time. Studerman creates a platform that would allow people to share and disseminate images of Irene Daco through the Dark Net. The network of users grew to include individuals obsessed, not only with Irene Daco, but also with other dynasty heirs, including Eve Harrington, David Tafuri, and Thaddeus Maddox. By the year 2032 the platform is also being used by disgruntled hacktivists determined to topple dynasty rule by any means necessary.
A heuristic is a process or method that enables a person to discover or learn something for themselves. In that vain, Prime Heuristic is started by a group of college professors and artists who believed the American electorate would reject The New Rule if that electorate understood the social and economic implications of its passage. The members of Prime Heuristic attempt to create and disseminate easy to use heuristics to the American public. In spite of Prime Heuristic's efforts, The New Rule passes with near unanimous support in Congress, serving as a devastating loss for this idealistic group of academics, which had grown to the point of having chapters on every college and university campus in the country. By 2032 Prime Heuristic is a small, marginalized college based organization, whose remaining members are dedicated to monitoring, analyzing, and documenting the social and economic impact dynastic rule is having on the country.
Episode 1 - SWEPT AWAY
Episode 2 - DINNER INVITATION
EPISODE 3 - ESCAPE FROM NEW ORLEANS
EPISODE 4: EMPEROR