Friday, 18 July 2014

I am proud to reveal the cover art for Zachary Bonelli's latest book, Alterra.

Young people on Alterra must choose. After they complete secondary school, they enroll either in University—a life of science and mathematical pursuits—or Monastery—a life of literature, history and spiritual depth. Initiate Le is in his final year of school. All his life, he has prepared himself for University, but something feels wrong. Neither University nor Monastery compel him forward. One night, Le discovers a young man from his school sneaking into a ‘zone,’ a dangerous area where nanotechnology runs rampant, cordoned off from the rest of the city. Against all reason, Le follows Initiate Stok inside. What he discovers will change him and his world forever. Equal parts love story, military adventure and social philosophy, Alterra is the story of three young men striving to save two estranged parallel worlds whose only hope for survival is to rectify the ancient schism that shattered them both.

A fantastically fast-paced adventure that delves into the clashing constructs of technology and religion, Alterra is a tale of the trials of identity, friendship, romance, and responsibility in a society schismed by its apocalyptic past. I wholeheartedly enjoyed reading Alterra, and can recommend it without qualms for anyone with an interest in exploring the tension between faith and science, the tribulations of socially-shunned relationships, or just kick-ass science fiction in general.

The book is set to be released September 28th, and you can learn more about Zachary and his works over at Fuzzy Hedgehog Press.


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