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It’s the year 1967 and while the Apollo space missions are getting underway and the US are deploying soldiers to Vietnam, a disenchanted student heads home with a broken heart and an empty wallet. On the trip the self-confessed science fiction fanatic meets a mysterious girl who calls herself Emanon. However, while she may seem like an ordinary girl, Emanon claims that even though her physical body is that of a seventeen-year-old, her mental age is over three billion years old. With memories dating back to the single-celled organisms at the beginning of the world right through to the present day, Emanon curses her ability and wonders why a person with such an encyclopaedic knowledge of history should even exist. Now, as the student talks more with Emanon, he begins to realise that reality truly is stranger than fiction.
By the mid 23rd century, the foolish decisions of mankind have led to the collapse of Earth's environment; humanity and all life on Earth are extinct. In the hopes of someday restoring the world to what it used to be, man, before being wiped off the face of the planet, built an immense tower. Inside lives Louis, a supercomputer charged with keeping the DNA of all living things safe until a time comes for it to be released and restored. This is his story - a story that spans millions of years and beyond.
In a world that is now dominated by religion, few exist who still believe in the old ways of magic and even rarer are those who still practice the ancient arts. Though branded by the majority as heretics, witches still exist across the world and come in many guises. From vengeful sorceresses and a shaman calling upon the spirits to protect her homeland from invading soldiers, to provincial witches in tune with the very world around them, these magic users remain relentlessly shunned by the institutions around them. But while religious heads and pompous rulers see their very existence as a stain on humanity, these witches have more to teach the world than we could possibly know...
Memories of Emanon and Majo explore fringe phenomena, all while maintaining a thoughtful, subdued mood. Both are very philosophical, and intrigued by eternality and the esoteric. I think they would appeal to the same audience.