The story takes place in 2050 on the planet Earth left in ruins by the global warming.
Ten years ago it was the Beginning, a new start for humanity after the Traumatism which has destroyed a huge part of the world. Mankind is now living six feet underseas in Society a city apparently utopic but turns out to show Big Brother extreme tendencies. It is one example of the limits of the consumer society.
Aiming to let people forgetting how shameful was the Traumatism to avoid riots the government imagined a program called Amnesia which consists in creating and selling medicine able to erase anyone's memories.
The fact is that most of the citizens are youngsters so politics pretend the purpose is to help them to restart everything properly to justify themselves.
Information is relayed by the worldwide TV channel and newspaper New World Telegraph, proofread then censured if necesary by officials before being published.
There is a sharp social divide:
- the Official class: the government who leads Society by trying to make the life be better with "social improvements".
-the Young class: children and teenagers who were carried out to Society during the Evacuation by the government's program. They were forced to take Amnesia cells before their arrival and still don't remember anything about their past, even their previous identity.
-the Lonesome: the rest of the survivors who arrived illegaly in Society by themselves having often issues with the government because they are revolted by how the system turned out. They must hide behind appearances not to be arrested and imprisoned.
- the Intellect class: a minority of intellectuals who are revolted by the system aiming to restore culture in people's values. Subsequently they are persecuted by the government who fears any opposition to its ideal of a new globalized world.
People can freely go around by submarine or aerobus if they have valuable ID electronic cards.
These items are not only useful to travel but convenient in daily life. One can use it to go to the cashpoint, to check his/her mail box anywhere or even phone a friend.
Identity is an essential point: because all recensment registers were lost during the Evacuation, people were given names inspired by famous brands such as Sam Suung, Nokira, Al Cartel or Maa Kintoche.
For the moment Society goes its way peacefully and harmlessly but will it continue?