I want to give a special shout out and say thanks to Morgan Wright for animating Zedger’s cover. She is a stellar book cover animator and person. She’s also working on her own books and stories. (See more below)
I’m working on a short story prequel to the Hybrid Genesis series that will be out late this spring. It’s a dystopian cyberpunk novelette that follows main character, Marci, as she travels to the last known city of Tellurians, buried in the red zones. She’s searching for biotech parts to replenish her supply so she can continue to care for the soldiers dumped and left to die in her northern area of the Free Territories of Zion. It will be a permafree book available on this website when it’s ready.
They haven’t had a Crisper in months. When a man’s body is dumped in the basalt flow south of Marci’s mountain cabin, she knows something is off. Stealth vehicles patrol the area, preventing her from rescuing the newest victim of the Disconnect. Unless she wants to risk exposure.
In a post-war, irradiated, future Earth, Marci is the only one of the test subjects strong enough to escape the experiments of Project Zedger—the Astrals’ bioenhanced military designed to protect what’s left of humanity in the Free Territories of Zion. The six High cities that remain create all law and order, enforcing it upon the wildlands at the cost of all others. Zedger soldiers are their main weapons: mutated, spliced, and cybernetically restructured to do the most damage, without objection.
The Genesis hub controls everyone. Marci knows she must take it out if she is to free her people. But this Crisper is different. He was sent to her with a message. When Operational Cybernetic Corps Snipes come after them, Marci knows her time is up.
Zedger must fall.
Zedger’s Animated Cover:
It feels like I’m right there with Marci in the conditioning tank, getting Cerithymite injections…
Morgan gave me three animations to pick from which is just wonderful.