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About the author:
Anthony Vicino writes Science Fiction and Fantasy in Oakland, CA where it never rains unless he has to ride his bike someplace.
When he isn't sitting in front of a computer screen contemplating the thousand different ways his character can escape the asylum with nothing but a fork, a shoelace, some chutzpah, and a lot of snark, he is no doubt out climbing a rock in the Sierra Mountains. If not there, you may find him floundering in the ocean pretending to surf.
Anthony's debut novel, Time Heist, book one in the Firstborn Saga, will be released in Fall 2014. To keep up with his latest ramblings, check out his blog at OneLazyRobotBlog.com.
Find his wife's killer. Stop a war. Save the world... Again.
"A fast paced technothriller with enough action to power a Hollywood blockbuster."- Ted Cross (Author of The Immortality Game)
The heist that finally broke Time Vice Detective Tom Mandel ended with one million people, his wife included, dead. Crushed beneath the weight of all those lost souls he fled to the Lowers to run out the remaining time on his Life Tracker in one long drug blurred haze.
He's ready to die, but the world won't let him off so easy. Not when mass-murderer Malcolm Wolfe mysteriously wakes from a chemically induced coma and somehow escapes prison.
There's a fine line between justice and vengeance, one Tom's prepared to cross. But what will he do when he discovers the real reason a million people died...and why it has to happen again.
Time Heist is the first book in The Firstborn Saga, featuring fast-paced action, thrilling suspense, and complex characters. If you like Jim Butcher, William Gibson, and Chuck Wendig, then you'll love this captivating post-apocalyptic adventure.
Interview with the Author
Q: How would you describe Time Heist and The Firstborn Saga?
A: Time Heist is William Gibson's Neuromancer meets Jim Butcher's Dresden Files Lots of fantastical technology mixed with average everyday peole thrown into situations seething with action, mystery, and intrigue. At its core, Time Heist is the story of a broken man just trying to earn a bit of peace of mind before his death.
Q: Why cyberpunk?
A: I remember reading Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash and thinking, "If only I could write something half as cool as that!" They say cyberpunk is dead, but I disagree. It's never been more relevant. Technology is constantly taking huge leaps forward, advancing at breakneck speeds. One of the strengths of sci-fi has always been its ability to consider how these technologies might influence the future. The possibilities are limitless, which is where The Firstborn Saga really hits its stride. It's a triptych of trilogies which means three stand along trilogies all tied within the same universe. It'll be a galaxy spanning affair when it's all said and done.
Q: What does it mean to you when readers pick up your books?
A. It's incredibly humbling. For so long I've saved away at the keyboard in obscurity. To have my words out in the world being read by fans across the world is a bit surreal. I don't know if I'll ever be a best seller like Hugh Howey, but so far I've met a slew of wonderful people (both readers and fellow authors alike) which has made the whole publishing adventure unforgettable. Thanks to everybody who's taken the time to pick up one of my stories. I can't tell you how much it means to me.
- Publication Date:
- 0692336990 / 9780692336991
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.25" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Science Fiction / Cyberpunk