Today I’m spotlighting a science fiction by Michelle Browne and Nicolas Wilson: Euphoria/Dysphoria.
- Author: Michelle Browne and Nicolas Wilson
- Genre: Science Fiction/dystopian biopunk
- Date of Publication: November 20, 2014
- Number of pages: 252
- Word Count: 63,000
- Buy: Amazon, B+N, iTunes
Execution above or extinction below…
“Please help me. I’m pregnant.”
A chance encounter with a fugitive has turned Christine’s life into a nightmare.
Survival is hard enough in the poverty-stricken streets of the Lower Blocks, and this woman is far from the first to flee the Engineers who oversee the City. But now Christine’s a target: hunted by the aristocracy, her future uncertain, and past laid bare. And a person with Christine’s powers can’t afford to be caught.
Humanity built the Foundation to elevate themselves from the poisoned earth, but Christine and Ilsa must choose whether to descend to hell below, or remain in hell above.
From post-apocalyptic authors Nicolas Wilson (Homeless), and Michelle Browne (The Underlighters) comes Euphoria/Dysphoria, a biopunk dystopia.
“Don’t walk too fast, don’t avoid peoples’ eyes, and remember—if anyone asks where you should be, the factory on this Level is a few buildings away from the shelter. If you backtrack a bit, you can lose them and then keep moving. They won’t expect to find you on another Block, so aim for the bridge to the west.” Some part of Christine hoped that she might conclude her lesson with, “And now, I’ve helped you more than I should’ve, so don’t look for more.”
She knew, logically, that the frightened woman had already signed her up for Service, and that even ditching her now wouldn’t keep Christine in the Engineers’ good graces.