The short story “The Man Without Quintessence” by Anil Menon was published for the first time in 2020 by Future Fiction within the anthology “Avatar. Contemporary Indian Science Fiction”.
Ringo Singh Mann achieves some visibility only after his death. That’s because he was in the completely anomalous situation of being without quintessence, a unique signature in the iris of his eyes. For this reason, he lived a life of anonymity, a situation in which he was out of any form of surveillance and at the same time couldn’t use automated commercial services.