About Blood Zero Sky
- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: HCI (October 1, 2012)
Unprofitables are banished to work camps to pay off their credit. Other tie-men and women look on apathetically. Fair is fair. Everyone knows you shouldn’t use more credit than you are worth to the Company. They turn their attention to the next repackaged but highly coveted N-Corp product on the market, creatively advertised on the imager screens that adorn virtually every available flat surface. All the while, their mandatory cross-implants and wrist-worn “ICs” keep them focused on the endless cycle of work and consumption to which they are enslaved.
May Fields—the CEO’s daughter—would like to believe she is above all that. Head of N-Corp’s marketing team, the young woman who has almost everything anyone could want spends her days dreaming up ingenious ways to make workers buy more of what they already have and don’t need. Even before May discovers that the Company is headed for its first loss in thirty years, she is feeling the stirrings of dissatisfaction with the system that has given her everything she’s ever wanted . . . except the freedom to be herself.
When she is kidnapped by a member of the Protectorate—a secret order dating back to the American Revolution—May is suddenly faced with the frightening truth of what the Company’s greed has done to our most basic human rights. Will she embrace who she is and join the battle to restore America’s democratic freedom, or put her blinders back on and return to her safe and passionless life?
More prediction than fiction, Blood Zero Sky is a riveting, nonstop, and suspenseful gaze into the looking glass, destined to rise with the zeitgeist of our times to become the anthem of a generation.
J. Gabriel Gates grew up in Michigan, the son of a teacher and an industrial supplies salesman. After receiving his B.A. in theater from Florida State University, he moved to Los Angeles, where he acted in short films and a dozen national TV commercials. He wrote several screenplays while working various day jobs: as a host at a sushi restaurant, a car salesman, a construction worker, and the manager of a luxury apartment building. Then, he began writing books.
His first two novels, Dark Territory: The Tracks, Book 1 and The Sleepwalkers, were published by HCI Books in 2011; Ghost Crown: The Tracks, Book 2 came out this summer, and the dystopian thriller Blood Zero Sky will be out in October 2012. He is currently at work on a new teen horror novel.
To connect with J. Gabriel Gates, visit his website at jgabrielgates.com.
J. Gabriel Gates’ TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Thursday, October 11th: Camilla Stein Review author interview
Monday, October 15th: A Reader of Fictions
Monday, October 15th: A Soul Unsung – author guest post
Wednesday, October 17th: Booklover’s Book Reviews
Wednesday, October 24th: Sweeping Me
Monday, October 29th: A Dream Within A Dream
Thursday, November 1st: Long and Short Reviews – author guest post
Wednesday, November 7th: Reviews by Molly