Rogue AI, fine vegetarian dining, a murderous sock monkey, an evil fast food Corp—in 2043 Olivia Ermine will face them all! She survives The Great Warming safe within the Cascadian Federation. Yet, her blood holds the key to the VanDirks Corporation’s domination of the planet, and they will stop at nothing to get it. In a haze of thunderbud and fog, through time and tide, between the land and sea, the earth and smoldering stars, an ancient mystery seeks its revenge. A darkly comedic, genre-bending journey through solarpunk sci-fi and science fantasy awaits
Things are great! The Great Warming proceeds apace—Florida is a soggy nub aslither in pythons. The Great Erasure’s come and gone, the black mirror shattered and the Great Autarchy’s Regime with it. The Murder2.0 networked smart-toaster surveillance state is kaput, as are financial markets, all digital records, and those pesky killer robots. Viva the Quantum Era! The Great Balkanization continues, the West Coast seceded, now a military and vertical farming empire powered by the sun. The border’s secure out to the old Highway 15 DMZ, where Cascadia ends and Montanastan begins; home to militias, mass crucifixions, denominational nut-jobbery, and the ravages of paleomegavirus.
Olivia's left her chaotic globetrotting life behind and returned to her ancestral family home in Redwood, a charming Cascadian university town, a safe oasis in a turbulent world. The Pynchon Academy comes with new friends, enemies, and lovers. Yet, the transition’s had a few quirks…disturbing dreams and now visions of a scruffy, saucer-eyed rogue AI with a penchant for levitation and force fields. To make matters worse, she’s stalked by a maniacal, straight razor wielding, dandified sock monkey. Meanwhile, a planetary fast-food mega-corp founded in the 1600s—in the slave trade—is after her famous uncle’s artistic legacy and just maybe her uncle too.
Can she beat the rising tide?
NOTE: The Redwood Revenger
is the first book in the trilogy; Red Bush
is the second, and Red Root
is the third.