THE STORY – ENTRY LEVEL
EDICT ZERO was its original name, a codename assigned to a destination planet and the mission to reach it. New Earth, like Old Earth, is a planet of mostly water, but with even less land. It is a small world of five islands, each island a state in The Federation : the democratic entity otherwise known as ‘Edict Two’ which governs the bulk of humanity.
Under the broad authority of its Attorney General, the civilian law enforcement utility Edict Three is a cluster of collaborating agencies such as the FIS — an initialism for Federal Investigative Services. Like other agencies in Edict Three, the structure of the FIS is an amalgam of the Old Earth law enforcement agency models deemed most effective by historians and E-2’s founding fathers.
In response to the cataclysmic events on New Year’s Day of the year 2415, the FIS assembled a task force at their headquarters in Capitol City to find the responsible party, eliminate the danger posed to the public, and deliver justice for the victims.
In acknowledgement of the severity of the threat and the accordingly devastating consequences which could arise from the slightest oversight, Assistant Director Alan Dockstader authorized a special unit of the task force to pursue unusual leads and the alternate outside-the-box theories those leads may support.
“Edict Zero – FIS” focuses on this small team of special agents and their investigations, which will put them at odds with the highest authority of humankind:
Whose secrets are getting harder to keep.
ABOUT THE SERIES
EDICT ZERO – FIS is a cyberpunk/science fiction audio drama series created by Jack Kincaid and produced by Slipgate Nine Entertainment, a not-for-profit endeavor dedicated to the release of free speculative fiction media.
This is a strict modern audio drama, devoid of narrative. The story is cyberpunk, being a mix of science fiction, law enforcement procedural, crime, suspense/mystery, and dark fantasy. Listeners have made comparisons to Bladerunner, The X Files, Fringe, Lexx, The Prisoner, Twin Peaks, Millenium, The Matrix, Tron, and a diversity of shows. Have a listen for yourself and make your own decision.
In this show, you’ll hear a stereo soundscape of professional technical quality. This is an orchestration of talented voice actors, extensively employed sound effects, and meticulous musical layering to create the movie-in-the-mind experience to which many shows aspire.
Each episode is an approximately one hour long feature. Some may be quite longer.
A good pair of stereo headphones is recommended to maximize the experience.
Episodes of EDICT ZERO – FIS by Slipgate Nine Entertainment are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.
Notes from Slipgate Nine Entertainment’s About page which pertains to Edict Zero productions:
SLIPGATE NINE ENTERTAINMENT is a not-for-profit production endeavor dedicated to the release of free speculative fiction media under Creative Commons Licenses through The Internet Archive. This endeavor focuses on the audio drama form, making heavy use of musical layering and sound effects to create a full stereo soundscape of professional technical quality. It incorporates the tracks of voice actors, sound artists, musicians, and other artists, either as direct contributors in its productions or passive contributors through permissions, creative licenses, clear availability of musical multi-tracks for public remix, or the public domain. Rights to voices, sounds, music, stories, characters, settings, and other components of the productions remain with their creators under their individual terms or licenses. The releases themselves–which in some Creative Commons contexts may be considered “remixes” of all its source material–are free products that you can download and distribute/display/air under the terms of their Creative Commons licenses.