Imagine The Island of Doctor Moreau reimagined as a dystopian sci-fi thriller by Philip K. Dick and you'll come close to Amy Stirling Casil's boldly imaginative and original novel, in which the deranged CEO of the DisLex cooperation becomes hell-bent on creating a new race of computer-generated humans - imagos - in the wake of a virus that's transformed much of the population into beast-like mutants.
While the subject matter can be viewed as bleak, Samantha Prescott's engaging, soulful performance injects this multi-perspective narrative with humanity, especially in her fully realized, and often humorous, depiction of a reanimated Richard Nixon.
There's a pig man at your window, and he's hungry. This is the world of Imago. Something has gone very wrong with this world. Changed freaks, victims of the Human Mutational Virus, roam California's streets. DisLex, the entertainment utility, monitors everyone's lives; yet few know that DisLex not only controls life, it has created it: perfect virtual constructs who can never die -- the Imagos.