JIM INFANTINO

songwriter, author & nerd

The Wakeful Wanderer's Guide to New New England & Beyond

a near future fiction novel

The Wakeful Wanderer039s Guide to New New England amp Beyond

About the Book:

Marto Boxter is having recurring visions of a mother and a father he doesn't remember. Usually a happy-go-lucky guy, Marto is known for his perspective on mid-21st-century history. The implants in his brain enable him to communicate non-verbally with other upgraded humans. Now he worries that his memories might be false and he is afraid to discover the truth.

The Wakeful Wanderer's Guide to New New England & Beyond is a post-apocalyptical cyber-hippie travel log. It is a journey of personal discovery set amidst a clash of cultures in a world altered by calamity. It explores the question of whether our devices are making us better human beings.

A draft now at Wattpad - vote on the chapters and comment!

Reader’s reactions:


“Wow. Really cool and really really unlike anything else I've read that could be called science fiction or speculative writing. It's its own thing. And I mean that in the best possible way. That's the good news. The bad news: you better keep those chapters coming in a timely fashion or I'll catch a flight to Boston and do my Raider impersonation.” - L.C.

“It’s really fantastic and beautifully crafted. And I couldn’t put it down.” - S.L.

“The Wakeful Wanderer has captured my imagination. The world Mr Infantino has created is close enough to our current environment that it all seems possible in the near future. The concept of thexting and all the correspondent tech of the future is quite intriguing. And the characters are fleshed out. You know there is more to their stories than what we as readers are shown. As I understand, this is book one in a series, and I am so glad. I can't wait to find out what happens next with Marto, Helen, Reyleena, Gladys and Barnabas. Unfortunately, there are still so many questions unanswered. I look forward to the next installment!” - A.F.R.

updated: 5 days ago