The Vector (6 to go!)
Today I am happy to announce the release of The Vector, the first serious novel out of 1889 Labs. This is a book I've been working on for years (on and off) and I'm so relieved it's finally out! Here is the back cover description:
It’s the age of the home-made virus, and humanity is dying. It just doesn’t know it yet.
In Prague, a young woman named Eva returns home to escape the plagues, only to find her mother missing and the police blaming her for the worst outbreaks in recent memory. Events are complicated by the appearance of a Healer — a merciless Chinese agent — sent to neutralize a new strain that may bring Prague to its knees.
With only days until the launch of a super-virus, Eva must navigate a hostile city and escape to safety before she becomes another faceless victim in this global, slow apocalypse.
Because this is a very different beast from my previous projects (at 400+ pages), my release theory is a bit different. It's being serialized on the Reader site, with a new chapter every Monday and Wednesday (until it wraps up in January 2010). If you find that pace too slow, you can buy the full version for $5, and read all the way to the end. I'm anticipating creating a print version sometime in the next few months (depending on interest).
As always, please spread the word, and I hope you enjoy the story. It's big, complex and serious, but my preview feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, so it's safe to say you won't be disappointed.