Rome, 30th level

Rome, 30th level


In 1979, a great comix’s sketcher of the underground Roman scene, Stefano Tamburini published for the first time his science fiction story “Ranxerox.”

Ranxerox is a machine computer in human shape made with Xerox machine pieces and other technological waste.

He lives in Rome with his junk-addicted 12 years old girlfriend, Lubna.

This strange futuristic metropolis of the XXI century has “levels,” one of the last is the 30th.

The 30th level is a slum, where the most insane violence and the massive presence of an infinite variety of drugs are “natural” frameworks.

I live now, 37 years later, in that same city.