Pitched as the “mutant offspring” of Futurama and Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, Bradley W. Schenck’s new novel imagines the campy retro-future we’ve always needed. Titled Slaves of the Switchboard of Doom, the book follows a freelance adventurer who is hired to solve a mystery in the charming city of Retropolis. But what he discovers will shock everyone in the community, from the Fraternal League of Robotic Persons to the priests in the Temple of the Spider God.
Slaves of the Switchboard of Doom also features imaginative illustrations by Schenck that bring Retropolis to life. Check out some of our favorites in the gallery.