A tale of two unlikely companions cast together in a mystery, and a mission to save the planet.
Noah of Domus Aqua, an environmentalist and the son of extreme wealth, is a fugitive suspected in the high profile murder of his long-time friend and mentor Senator Mari Ortega.
Promising his dying friend that he'll deliver a highly confidential datasphere to a trusted government official, Noah plunges himself into the Underground, a gritty subterranean world of knife-wielding monks, a crew of oddball hackers and a smart intelligence bent on his destruction, as he avoids virtual detection and his arrest.
Enter Rika Musashi Grant, a street-smart data thief. Heavily in debt from getting mind enhancements that fail, Rika is given one more chance to prove herself and right past wrongs -- by stealing Noah's datasphere.
Joined by circumstance and mutual disdain, the two quickly realize they must join forces to survive.
Set against a backdrop of Los Angeles in 2051, the unlikely duo must travel from the deepest catacombs to the most exclusive rooftop gardens; from LA's over-crowded refugee camps through to the virtual world of Novus Orbis, as they seek to find the clues they need to prove their innocence, find a killer, and stop the eco-disaster known as CircleTide from destroying the planet!
About Rebecca K. Rowe
Rebecca K. Rowe is a fiction author and free-lance writer living and working in North Carolina.
Her novel, Circle Tide, debuted at the 69th World Science Fiction Convention (WorldCon). Her first speculative fiction novel, Forbidden Cargo, received critical acclaim from newspapers such as The Washington Post and The Denver Post. Rebecca also writes science nonfiction, poetry, and short stories, inspired by her overseas travels and her more frequent armchair explorations at the keyboard. With a Masterís in Mass Communications/Journalism from the University of Denver and a Masterís in International Relations from the University of Southern California, her fiction reflects a hard social science dimension. She is the associate editor of the Speculative Literature Foundation Newsletter, as well as a member of the Denver Womanís Press Club. Her first novel was a finalist in the Colorado Book Awards. [MORE]
Night Fright with Brent Holland
Rebecca K. Rowe, author, talks about her novel Circle Tide.
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"With Circle Tide, Rebecca Rowe has further developed her impressive capacity to entertain and provoke us with visions of a frightening and enticing future where technology has changed what it means to be human. Her sympathetic and engaging characters help us to imagine what it will be like to live in this fast approaching world where the distinctions between reality and simulation, and between organism and machine, will melt away, leaving us with new opportunities for both human fulfillment and disorientation." — Dr. David Grinspoon, Curator of Astrobiology, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, author of Lonely Planets.
"Here is an excellent piece of society-building. It has enough going on (virtual worlds where memories are stored, for instance) to satisfy anyone." — Paul Lappen
Books in this series:
MEDIA KIT [PDF]