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Los Angeles in 2050 is a city of open doors, as long as you have the right connections. That connection is a djinni—a smart device implanted right in a person’s head. In a world where virtually everyone is online twenty-four hours a day, this connection is like oxygen—and a world like that presents plenty of opportunities for someone who knows how to manipulate it.
Marisa Carneseca is one of those people. She might spend her days in Mirador, but she lives on the net—going to school or doing things of more questionable legality with her friends Sahara and Anja.
It’s Anja who first gets her hands on Bluescreen—a virtual drug that plugs right into a person’s djinni and delivers a massive, non-chemical high. But in this city, when something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Mari and her friends soon find themselves in the middle of a conspiracy that is much bigger than they ever suspected.
Dan Wells, author of the New York Times bestselling Partials Sequence, returns with a stunning new vision of the near future—a breathless cyber-thriller where privacy is the world’s most rare resource and nothing, not even the thoughts in our heads, is safe.
“Bluescreen is a stunning deluge of imagination, filled with suspense and twists and unforgettable characters. This book is just plain awesome.”
“Wells’ tale is a great fit for readers who fancy noir thrillers and realistically flawed characters.”
“Most notable, though, is the richly diverse cast, including an international crew of tech-savvy girlfriends and a Latino female narrator with a prosthetic arm and an abundance of talent and attitude.”
Dan does a weekly podcast about writing called Writing Excuses. His excellent co-hosts are Brandon Sanderson, author of the Mistborn trilogy, and Howard Tayler, the mind and pen behind the SF webcomic Schlock Mercenary, and Mary Robinette Kowal, a professional puppeteer and Hugo-winning author of “For Want of a Nail.”
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Books by Dan Wells
The John Cleaver Series
The Partials Sequence
Stand Alone Books