In a future City where Capitalism is the only religion, a human life has little value. Knowledge of a world outside is heretical, and the people inside the City are unaware that things have ever been any other way. Still, they seem doomed to repeat some of our worst mistakes.
Purple, having downloaded the internet into her own mind, is afflicted by a multitude of perspectives. Copies of her friend are walking the streets, exploited as a new underclass, and Purple herself has stopped experiencing time as linear.
Everything is hypertext.
That’s the setting of this new, self-contained story in the world of Piracy is Liberation, set a few years after the events of book 011/v02.
Algorhythm is possible to read in a non-linear fashion, as a choose-your-own- adventure-in-the-cyberpunk-postapocalypse book.
Also published, but with different coloring, in CBA vol 50.