If he fixes the robot, will he break his world?

…the year
is 2000…AH

Earth, hundreds of years in the
future, when much of the world is living under sharia law. It is a dualistic
society, where the average human plies the streets
in squalor while the rich and powerful ride the
cables—far above them. These latter
are so shrouded in technology that they need
specialized debuggers—implanted and controlled
techno-slaves—to manage their machines for them.

Sandfly is a debugger. A connected man. Via the stream he can hear
the songs of millions of machines, down to the
microscopic level. And fix them. That’s his job, his
duty. It guarantees a place for him in Paradise. He
has little choice in the matter, however. Aside from
providing access to the stream’s vast storehouse of
knowledge, his implant ensures Sandfly’s strict

For Sandfly, no job is
different than any other, until he is assigned the
mystery of a bot’s destruction.

The catch? The bot has been to
space. Deep space.

makes Sandfly extremely nervous.

But that is the least of his

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About The Author

Kerry Nietz spent much of his childhood developing a love of reading, technology, outer space and later, writing. A refugee of the software industry, he spent more than a decade of his life flipping bits-first as one of the principal developers of the database product FoxPro, and then as one of Bill Gates's minions at Microsoft. He is a husband and father, a technophile and a movie buff. Kerry resides in Ohio with his wife and three children.

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