Panacea (novel)

Panacea (novel)

 

panacea

dark sci-fi drama (novel)

if you liked Black Mirror, you’ll love this one

Panacea

“After an unexplained malfunction, Renata, an Artificial Intelligence parent is sent to A.I. group-therapy in order to see if she is still fit to be a surrogate mother for the troublesome Kamil. But events take an unexpected turn when Renata discovers the true nature of her problem, and who she really is.”

Genre:  Sci-Fi/Thriller/Drama

Publication year: Released

Pages:  150

Every damned thing she says is a lie…

New fiction on Kindle. Just £0.99/$0.99 for launch. PANACEA, a psychological thriller by Piotr Ryczko.

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2QvpC7j
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Mwh8tu

A wife, a mother, or a robot?

When a woman enters a family as new wife, and mother, she begins to question her true identity.

Ren feels alone. Uncomfortable in her own skin. The world is against her. Strangers treat her with contempt. Her family are exhausted with her mood swings and the weird stories she tells. Ren knows she is different, but why can’t she be accepted for who she is?

After the loss of his wife and mother to his child, Jan Wiskirski decides to purchase one of a new generation of robots to replace her. Perfectly designed, with a human-like artificial intelligence, and a human look and feel, he believes the clone is everything he needs to bring the family together.

But Ren v. 4.3 may not be quite the all-perfect model advertised. She begins to develop real feelings, and a powerful protectiveness over her step-child, Kamil. Indeed what happened to the boy’s mother, why won’t Jan talk about it?

As suspicions grows within the home, nobody is sure whom to trust. When Ren starts to suspect Kamil is being abused by his father, she decides to act. But doing so will have consequences for the whole family. How can this assemblage of organic matter and machine know what’s best for a young boy? Yet, in turn, how can she be dealt with, without undermining the very role she was to perform as wife, mother and carer?

From film maker and author, Piotr Ryczko, and soon to be a motion picture, PANACEA is a dark psychological thriller that will stay with you for a long time. If you liked Black Mirror, you’ll love this book.

For more info on the project please see PANACEA.

To read more about the publishing house go HERE.

Films & Novels

I am REN (feature film)

I am REN (feature film)

 

I am REN

drama/sci-fi (movie)

if you liked Black Mirror, you’ll love this one

I am REN (alt. title: Panacea) (2019)

Logline:

“After an unexplained malfunction, Renata, an Artificial Intelligence parent is sent to A.I. group-therapy in order to see if she is still fit to be a surrogate mother for the troublesome Kamil. But events take an unexpected turn when Renata discovers the true nature of her problem, and who she really is.”

 

Author’s statement:

I am REN” materialised into being at the crossroads for my passion for how technology transforms both the society and the individual, as well as the deeply personal experience that formed my childhood.

Yet beneath all of this, my intention was to tell a very humane tragedy, a story about how even the strongest bonds in the family can be torn apart when trust is broken, and suspicion prevails.

Even though the film is deeply rooted in the science fiction genre, it’s also a claustrophobic psychological Kammerspiel, where the main character REN – the android,  was used as a metaphor to get at more universal themes of love, betrayal, and inner dysfunction that exists in so many of us.” 

Genre:  Sci-Fi/Drama

Production year: 2018/2019

World Premiere: 35th Warsaw Film Festival  (2019)

IMDB Link:  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11067160/

Producer: Holly Pictures, Storygeist

Running time: 75 mins

To read more about the novel, please see  Panacea  (the novel)

films & novels