the erased


The Erased is an e-book by Grant Piercy, available for the Amazon Kindle.

You’ve been imprisoned by a shadowy government project and your identity has been erased; the only question is why. Welcome Home.

In a dystopian society where severe laws are in place to regulate the media you’re allowed to view, anyone and anything can be erased. Most people get their information and entertainment from the Knowledgebase -- a computer network dubbed the “sum total of human knowledge.” But forces are at work to edit and shape the Knowledgebase as they see fit -- suppressing dissident thoughts and behaviors. Their clear target: a group of rebels who hide in plain sight and call themselves the Transhumans -- people who remote into androids illegally, and whose goal is to eventually transplant a human consciousness into an android.

In the middle of this stands 77, a prisoner who’s been asked to repair a broken android for his captors. Once he solves the mystery of this android, he may find the truth behind the Transhumans, the elusive Knowledgebase architects, and the erased.

The Erased presents a near-future parable for the media age, where the march toward merging with technology comes at a terrible price.


I’ve created a playlist available on Spotify using some of the songs and artists referenced in the novel. Listen here.

1. Gary Numan, “Me! I Disconnect From You" (mixed by Alan Moulder)

2. Nine Inch Nails, “Metal

3. Iggy Pop, “Mass Production

4. Joy Division, “Colony

5. LCD Soundsystem, “No Love Lost

6. The Police, “King of Pain

7. Lou Reed, “Kill Your Sons

8. David Bowie, “Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide

9. New Order, “Ceremony

10. Joy Division, “I Remember Nothing

11. The Human League, “Dreams of Leaving

12. Gary Numan, “M.E.

13. Talking Heads, “Don’t Worry About the Government

14. Battles, “My Machines" (featuring Gary Numan)

15. David Bowie, “Thru These Architects’ Eyes

16. Nine Inch Nails, “Another Version of the Truth" (mixed by Kronos Quartet and Enrique Gonzalez Müller)

17. White Car, “Now We Continue

18. David Bowie, “A Better Future" (remixed by Air)