The Cartographer’s Handbook
Ostensibly written by Thomas W. Arlington, director of the newly formed National Intelligence Agency, this book is given to scouts of the Reunified States Military, setting out to travel and chart an America beset since 1872 by a lethal new plague.
The infected devolve to an aggressive, feral state and it is up to what remains of a shattered government, operating out of the reclaimed Washington DC, to re-establish contact and form a total army of the people if they are to stand a chance of retaking their land.
But these wendigos are not the only strange phenomena this damaged world will encounter.
This is the first book in Phase 1 of an ongoing series named New Century.
The Cartographer’s Handbook is available as a complete three and a half hour audio book on Bandcamp, a four-part alternate history documentary adaptation on YouTube. Also available on Kindle and in paperback form.
The Cartographer’s Handbook audio drama and its YouTube series adaptation stars Spencer Leeb, Laureta Sela, Maureen Foley, Alex Shaw, Matt Wardle, Lou Fernandez, Jacob Newburn, Mark Ord, Matt Ramsey and Daniel Floyd. Music by Kevin MacLeod and Marian Call. Written, directed, edited and produced by Alex Shaw.
The podcast feed, as well as being home to weekly episodes of each new story contains all the Making-Of materials and conversations between Alex and the cast of the audio drama.
And if you love New Century or School of Movies you can become a member of a group that supports the production of these shows via Patreon.
New Century Phase 1: The Cartographer’s Handbook/Secret Rooms/Tiger’s Eye/Arlington/The Princess Thieves/SteamHeart.
New Century Phase 2: Iron Maiden/Western Wild/Tiger Song/Wendigos/Books 11 & 12 titles to be revealed.
New Century Phase 3: Coming in 2020.