On a desert planet two boys meet sparking a friendship that will change human society forever. On the windswept world of Bleak a string of murders lead a writer to a story with unbelievable ramifications. One man survives the vicious attacks but is left with a morbid fascination with death; the perfect candidate for the perilous job of working on a rig. Welcome to the System. Here the concept of a god has been abandoned and a new faith pervades: AfterLife a social media platform that allows subscribers a chance at resurrection based on the votes of other users. So many Lives forever interlinked and one structure at the centre of it all: the rig.