By the final quarter of the 21st century, humans and machines have evolved, although the advancement of robotics and AI have far outpaced that of humans.
Roger Leibert’s story, inspired by his wife’s reading of Roald Dahl’s The Witches to their granddaughter, explores the challenges faced by humans in the not-so-distant future. Roger populates his tale with characters who, though well aware of the their diminished usefulness on Earth, remain committed to the prospect that humanity will survive despite the likelihood that it will be rendered obsolete. Witches Everywhere merges fact with imaginary stories told by educators, scientists, poets, prophets, and business tycoons, who, despite their flaws attempt to forge a pathway to the future. The decisions they make are unique, as are the conflicts they face, while Roger mixes a bewitching cocktail from a cauldron full of scientific possibilities, poetic suppositions, and artistic interpretations — sprinkled with a dose of tongue-in-cheek prophesy.