Skip to main content
Project Chrysalis: A Book of the Transfigured World

Project Chrysalis: A Book of the Transfigured World

Current price: $18.00
Publication Date: May 30th, 2023
Permuted Press
The MIT Press Bookstore
1 on hand, as of Apr 11 10:42am
On Our Shelves Now


A generation after a global plague depletes humanity and divides the world, Jenn and Mykol are brought together by a mysterious project and uncover a secret that changes everything they think they know.

On Jenn’s side of the city’s impenetrable walls: power, military discipline, and unimaginable technology. On Mykol’s: darkened streets, deteriorating infrastructure, and a tedious job prying haunted memories from the electronic devices of those long departed. When the orphan Jenn risks everything to learn about her hidden past and her father’s possible connection to the world’s collapse, she and Mykol discover a secret that binds them together while glimpsing the strange reality behind the all-powerful Thomas Gibson and his Provisional Authority. Their next desperate step is attempting to save humanity from what it has wrought.

Project Chrysalis is a thrilling and terrifying portrait of how human technology might create a post-human world, and a meditation on what place love and memories would have within it.

About the Author

Willard Joyce’s work focuses on the intersection between humanity and technology, and the fertile realm where the two will meet. He lives in the American Midwest.