Vaporfornia (see addendum) is a surreal dark comedy, fantasy, adventure novel, set in California, which I published about a year ago. The novel revisits themes from my series on Aesthetic Socialism, which is not socialism in an egalitarian sense but rather acknowledges that aesthetics are a form and signifier of wealth, and proposes incentivizing the supply of aesthetic based resources. Since economic materialism is a way to gain access to aesthetics, the hypercompetitive nature of capitalism and problems of elite overproduction, are largely a result of aesthetic inequality. Perhaps a lot of the harshness of capitalism could be eased, if society overall became more aesthetically appealing. Contrasting two different locations, an area where both the built environment and people are more aesthetically pleasing, will just overall feel wealthier, regardless of GDP per capita.