Eliana fixes broken things. Watches. Computers. Earth. She lives way up north, inside the Arctic Circle. It’s a good thing, too, because little survived The Burning, a climate catastrophe that left the world scorched and dead. Luckily, Eliana also fixes air conditioners.
But the planet is finally cooling down. Population is booming. Some survivors on a space station seize the opportunity to reshape mankind in their own image. They plan on becoming humanity’s new gods.
Eliana decides to stop them. She succeeds, of course. She uses her skills and talents to board the station. She guns down the villain. But she makes compromises to pull it off. In the end, she won’t be much better than the villain she defeats.
INFERNO OF EDEN, is complete at 97,000 words. It is a post-post-apocalyptic (apocalyptic rebound?) Western about a nineteen-year-old woman struggling against the tyranny of the powerful. Like every Western, it has a showdown at high noon. Except it’s on a space station, instead of a dusty main street. There’s no trusty horse, but there is a sidekick Artificial Intelligence. He’s a teenager. Ugh.
In 2002 I founded GrubHub.com, which I left in 2014 to pursue a literary career. In my 12 years leading the company, I created a brand that attracted 10 million customers as well as 1.2 million Twitter and Facebook followers. By way of my bona fides for writing a science fiction novel, I have a pile of degrees from MIT, where I was often seen hanging around the AI lab. Which is to say, I’m perfectly aware when I sacrifice solid science in the name of a great story.
Thank you for considering this first installment of INFERNO OF EDEN. If you’d like to see more, Here’s the first chapter.
Copyright © 2017 Mike Evans. All rights reserved.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to talk more about the book.