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The Pains

Volume Black of the Mind Over Matter Trilogy, A Metafictional Fugue on Minds and Machines

Set in a universe that is part Orwell's 1984, part Ronald Reagan's 1984, and part who-knows-what, The Pains tells the story of a decent man upon whom the universe, or God, or simple chaos, has decided to visit unending torment. If he can prevent one soul from going bad he can save himself and thereby save the world. Or can he?

Cheeseburger Brown, the creator of Simon of Space, brings this universe to life with twelve vivid, nightmarish illustrations.