Heather S. Ransom and Benjamin Gorman: Reading
Two authors from Not a Pipe Publishing join forces at Auntie's Bookstore for a double hitter event!
Heather S. Ransom is the author of Going Green, a dystopian novel about a future where humans are genetically modified to have cholorplasts in their skin cells. In this future, the color of your skin tells everyone who you are...and what you're worth. Calyssa Brentwood, a high school senior just finishing her cellular enhancement, is on her way to becoming an aristocrat when she finds out that the procedure doesn' t work for eveyone... Contemporary issues thread through the pages of this novel, including racism and police brutality. Going Green has recently been nominated for a Pacific Northwest Book Award.
Benjamin Gorman, once a Spokanite graduate from Whitworth University, is the author of The Digital Storm, a science fiction retelling of Shakespeare's The Tempest, which has been nominated for both a Pacific Northwest Book Award and a Pulitzer. Prosper, the protagonist, is an artificial intelligence program who's created a virtual island home for himself, his daughter Memoranda, and a virus called Caliban. Revenge is on his mind after his recent capture, but how far will he go to seek it?
Calyssa Brentwood, an entitled high school senior who has just finished her chloroplast cellular enhancement in order to "go Green," is now the newest citizen of the Green Commonwealth of SciCity, on her way to finding her place in the upper ranks of her community . . .
The Digital Storm is an ingenious science fiction retelling of Shakespeare's The Tempest set in the near future inside a bank's intranet.