Two people resist the momentum of the Social Machine. A dystopian romance set in a collection of steampunk societies surrounded by wastelands left over after the collapse of the Carbon Nation. In a post-petroleum-apocalypse, carbon energy sources are unavailable and natural resources are sanctioned, leaving the Trintico Corporate Society to rely strictly on the ultimate renewable energy resource of human effort. Body weight powers the nation. The more you weigh, the more you're worth. Society has polarized. The big eat themselves to death while the skinny starve.