Stephen Oram


Set in a speculative near-future London, 'Fluence' is a satirical story of aspiration and desperation.

  • ISBN 9781781323632
  • Published Jun 2015
  • Paperback
    203 x 133mm (330 pages)


Imagine a world where your influence on social media determines your job, your home and your friends. A world without politicians, where the corporations run the country.

Set in a dystopian London, Fluence is a story of aspiration and desperation and of power seen and unseen. Amber is young and ambitious. Martin is burnt out by years of struggling. She cheats to get what she wants while he barely clings on to what he has.

It's the week before the annual Pay Day when strata positions are decided by the algorithms. The social media feed is frenetic with people trying to boost their influence rating, while those above the strata and those who've opted out pursue their own manipulative goals.

To what extremes, and at what cost to their families, will Amber and Martin go to achieve the Fluence they desire?
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