Hemispheres is the new science fiction novel from Mark Everglade.
In a world where light is currency…
Light is big business on Evig Natt, where it’s always dark and fireflies are the only legal source of light. They’re also used for currency, leaving the impoverished to live in the shadows of the wealthy.
Severum Rivenshear is hired by the government to stop Thalassa Latimer, a woman speeding the planet’s rotation to bring light to rich and poor alike, until his beliefs and life shatter while witnessing the abuses of power.
Together, their journey will take them from space to cyberspace, from reality to virtual reality, as they save the last refuge of humanity. In a time of war, they must bring balance to the hemispheres of a solar-tidal-locked planet, even if Severum must betray the very system he’s sworn to protect.
Written in the spirit of William Gibson, Neal Stephenson, and Ren Warom, Hemispheres proves that cyberpunk is back in this epic, new release.
Targeted Age Group:: 18-50
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was inspired by the polarization in America, so I wanted to write a book where you had various factions with extreme viewpoints – but none were all right or all wrong, and they had to learn to communicate and work together to save society.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
I studied how Charles Dickens used characterization and then applied that to science fiction.
Driving a stolen hovercraft near the speed of sound draws attention like the buzzing of a thousand fireflies, so Thalassa cruises under the radar, drawing no red alerts. Downloads surge through every mind-channel as drone flight vectors cross a map. A complete awareness of all smart technology floods into her, yet parts of her mind read, No Admittance – Access Denied.
Vision blinks in and out, her mind an unsolvable equation. As fuel depletes she prepares alternate transportation; a spiral drill with a crushed velvet seat and dual cup-holders – special order. She reclines in the seat, adjusts her black-rimmed cellophane skirt, and rubs her arms while a curved piece of glass lowers over her.
Binary code flickers down the navigation screen. She responds as fluid as returning a Frisbee throw, absorbing it, communicating in a language central to the universe itself. Pressure punches her stomach at the moment of take-off, the drill whirling and grinding down through the planet. A rough ride, but her ride has just begun.
Icy walls crack deep inside a cave, a fissure lengthening across the ceiling. The wall gives way as the steel drill spirals forth, sending ice shavings and debris in every direction. People scurry, run to grab the nearest weapon, finding only icicles to defend themselves with, but one person meets Thalassa head on.
"Hell of an entrance," the woman says.
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