Victor Eastmore’s journey in search of a cure for mirror resonance syndrome takes him from his home in trade union-controlled Semiautonomous California, across the Corp-dominated “wastelands” of the Organized Western States, to the crime-infested plains of the Republic of Texas.

Needless to say the political organization on Resonant Earth’s North American continent differs greatly from our own, yet we can still see commonalities. The northern border of the American Union is nearly identical to the United States of America, if we ignore Alaska. Likewise the main land border with Mexico if virtually identical as well, though we all know that maps can hide as much as they reveal.