A near-future, non-linear, multiple-character, science fiction/mystery/thriller novel by Luke Burrage.
Length: 46,000 words (equivalent to about 200 pages)
Release date: 9th June, 2009
Cover art by Stefan Kernjak.
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"A wealthy investor living the highlife, an outcast returning to his homeland after 20 years, a computer programmer looking for a new challenge, a shadowy figure pulling strings behind the scenes, a student with an unusual problem...
This novel follows a wide cast of characters as they try to find their way in an uncertain future, coming to terms with new technologies, shifting politics, natural catastrophes, and other problems on a more human scale.
Many questions are raised along the way: Who are these people and what links them together? Can any one person change the world? Just because you can, does it mean you should?"
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