grydscaen: utopia

by Natsuya Uesugi

Grydscaen Utopia - Natsuya Uesugi
Part of the grydscaen series:
  • grydscaen: utopia
Editions:Paperback - Second Edition: $ 19.99
ISBN: 978-1-4797-0017-2
Pages: 199
Kindle - Second Edition: $ 3.99
ISBN: 978-1-4797-0017-2
Pages: 199

Lino Dejarre is the son of the Viceroy of the Pacific Territories. A graphic design student at art college, he has the normal drama of college life - relationships, classes, exams. But Lino is different, he has psychic power which he doesn't want anyone to know about. One day he gets a letter from the Psi Faction, a government run military organization asking him to a recruitment meeting. He undergoes a battery of psychic tests to see if he qualifies for the program.

Should he take the position? If he is recruited he will have to give up everything he knows. Will he leave his best friend, what about his cousin or his actor boyfriend? Is he mature enough to graduate from college early and join the elite psychic force, called the Psi:Ko. Find out in grydscaen: utopia, the prequel to grydscaen: beginnings.

Cover Artists:
Pairings: M-M
Heat Level: 2
Romantic Content: 1
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 2 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 3 Age: Under 18
Tropes: Class Differences, Coming of Age, In Uniform, Unrequited Love
Setting: Pacific Territories/Futuristic Japan
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters

About the Author

Natsuya Uesugi, by day, is a systems analyst who has designed aerospace, semiconductor, and financial systems. With an MBA in International Management and a minor in Japanese, Natsuya uses his Japanese, Scottsh, Black, and Native American heritage to paint his stories keeping an eye on diversity.

By night, Natsuya is an author and manga artist weaving stories in his dystopian cyberpunk "grydscaen" novel series, his dark fantasy trilogy "The Seer of Grace and Fire," and his contemporary yaoi novellas and manga "graphic noiz."

He studied animation and game design at the Art Institute of Phoenix, and graphic design at The New School for Social Research in New York City where he learned traditional animation fueling his childhood dream of creating manga. To date he has written and illustrated "A Storm's Coming" manga set in the grydscaen universe, and two manga in the "graphic noiz" series.  He also works as art director for the "A Storm's Coming" anime about an LGBT homeless youth which won the "Creative Conscience Award" for addressing gay teen homelessness.

He enjoys skydiving, cosplay, World Cup futbol, reading manga, watching French news, eating ramen and anything with matcha, watching anime in Japanese, and writing poetry.

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