Ok, this message is to the 12.5 people out there who actually come to my sad little blog and read about my dumb word counts every week. First of all, thank you, you rock. Second of all, allow me to return the favor by telling you a rather astonishing piece of news: Dell Zero is now available on Amazon.
Dell Zero, by Carol Ervin, author of Girl on the Mountain, is hands-down one of the best dystopian sci-fi novels I’ve ever read (I beta’d it). The story was so incredible, and the writing so good, that I recently offered to buy it for a friend of mine. And seriously, me buying stuff for people? I don’t do that, I’m way too cheap. I mean look at the masthead on my blog — it’s my book cover, stretched wide. Who does that, really?
For centuries, Vita-meds have kept the Chapter’s populace at peace and on task, constantly restored to youth and vigor. How wonderful it should be! But on meds, everyone forgets, and John doesn’t feel wonderful. Now his colleague is missing, and though no one in the Chapter ever disappears, John fears he may be next. And what is he to make of his colleague’s replacement, Dell? Is she an aberration, a worker who has survived for centuries without transformation, or an outlaw, one of the species who breed in the wild?
Even Dell doesn’t know where she came from. She’s grown up in the system without being part of it. If she’s not careful she’ll be branded an outlaw. She’s desperate to belong somewhere, maybe to someone, but in the Chapter, no one loves, and no one breeds.
The Chapter of the immortals is crumbling, threatened by sloppy work, sabotage and power struggles. While old-timers languish, newborns like Dell–-the ones who haven’t been transformed–-will save or destroy their world.