The thrilling conclusion of the Bloodlight Chronicles trilogy
Set in a world where global economic activity is carried out in a virtual–gaming realm, a blood–transmitted virus with rejuvenating effects has become a black–market staple, forcing infected “Eternals” into a tightly knit underground where they must hack the V–space for food and shelter. After their leader, Helena Sharp, begins to mysteriously degenerate and flees, the Eternal community is thrown into chaos.
When the young clone Niko discovers that her gifted daughter, Sienna, carries the future heritage of humanity in her augmented DNA, Niko travels home to confront her progenitor, Phillip Davis, with a litany of experimental abuse. Phillip has fully integrated his persona with the AI Beast who controls V–space, and with the aid of a charismatic avatar, he embarks on a program of manipulation and control that will redefine the boundaries of death and consciousness.
Steve Stanton is the author of The Bloodlight Chronicles: Reconciliation and Retribution. His short fiction has been published in 16 countries, including translations into Hebrew, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, and Romanian. His writing regularly appears in more than two dozen magazines and journals, and he currently serves as the president of SF Canada, the bilingual organization of science fiction, fantasy, and horror writers. Stanton lives in Washago, Ontario.
Published: October 2012
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 in.
“Finding innovative science fiction is getting harder and harder . . . Then comes along a series of books from ECW Press called The Bloodlight Chronicles by Steve Stanton and hope for originality in the genre is revived.” — Amazing Stories