Not Your Mama's Sci-Fi
THE NINE INCH BRIDE SERIES
Understand the times in which we live through a daring fictional lens as relevant and hard-hitting as the best non-fiction and journalism in America today.
A New kind of Science Fiction
The Nine Inch Bride series begins with imaginative storytelling where non-fiction thought leaders leave off, providing a subtly harrowing preview of 'coming attractions.'
A Bonfire of Corporate Political Culture
The first book in this remarkably original and literate series of political novels is Conundrum, where revolutionary meets Wall Street in a well-paced and intriguing 279 pages.
A Dangerous Perspective
Working at many levels to recast today's big political questions in a fresh lens, Conundrum grows from the psycho- logical study of a Wall St. analyst in a severe market crash, sharply revealing of our times and no less disturbing behind its gossamer veil of science fiction, into a kind of meta-democratic polemic led in riotous dialog by the uniquely eloquent Sa. Their uncanny story will inform, enchant and inspire you with a renewed sense of the possible. Read it.
Book Two, A Stone of Conscience, is in final editing for release in the first half of 2013.
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A Stone of Conscience
Description BOOK One:
In this timely political fiction we meet Ken, a young Wall Street analyst thrown out of work in a major market crash, facing financial and emotional ruin in Empire City, the private corporation Manhattan has become some decades in the future. As Ken spirals down, battling and succumbing to desperation and despair, he is rescued by a uniquely talented young woman with a dedicated revolutionary agenda. Together they form a most extraordinary partnership in a mission to change the world.
Sahar, or Sa for short, is the individual’s individual in many ways, with talents that enable her to spy on the machinations of the world’s richest and most powerful man, on whose Catskill estate, a nerve center to the world, she lives in secrecy. While the wilderness estate has transformed her into an athlete and warrior, the Net, a future amalgam of current technologies, has made her a sophisticated seductress and dissembler, living virtual lives online in the wider world.
In romping dialog with the insightful Sa, Ken returns from the brink of self-destruction and enlists for high pay in her revolutionary enterprise. His job? Multiplying the billions in her political war chest to fund big capitalism's ultimate demise.
Written mostly in the form of brisk dialogue among an unusually intriguing cast of characters, this is the wry, symbolic tale of a consummate revolutionary armed with the know-how and means to turn the tides on the Wall Street political system. The present and future, real and unreal fuel a delightful and scathing bonfire of corporate political culture in America.
The second book in the series, A Stone of Conscience, continues directly from Ken and Sahar's fitful beginnings in Book One. Here they become odd partners in a duel against the powerful kingpin Wellingham and a consortium of foreign policy interests who desire war and precious resources in hot spots around the world. From the beach house on the British Virgin Islands to which she sends him for a rest, Ken goes to South Asia as double agent for Sa within the Wellingham empire.
On his own, Ken communicates with Sa over the Net, through which routine video calls have expanded business and life into new dimensions, permitting a virtual world in which Sa remotely thrives.
In his early seventies, the gruff capitalist, “Old Man” Wellingham, is hosting a board meeting of his private bank, whose members include many power players in their own right, people of influence in and out of government at the highest level. At home among the many rooms of his mansion, Sa has them under surveillance at a time of crisis.
Through her lens on the Manor nerve center and Ken’s eyes and ears in the field, they uncover secrets about world banking, private multinationals, and government manipulation of sovereign affairs which threaten to upset the business and foreign policy applecart for the powerful and dangerous players.
In South Asia and again in South America, they confront government and corporate plans to field and test new weapon technologies against guerrilla insurgents. Sa and Ken risk capture and death as they discover and strive to expose deadly clandestine operations to the world.
Subtitled A Stone of Conscience and expected out very soon, this is the second book in the Nine Inch Bride series.