HEY, I SOLD A BOOK.
Harper Voyager acquired rights to my novel, Zeroes, in a two-book deal, with publication slated for 2015. What the hell is this book, you ask? Well:
When five hackers — an Anonymous-style rabble rouser, an Arab Spring hactivist, a black-hat hacker, an old-school cipherpunk, and an online troll — are scooped up by the U.S. government and told they face prison sentences or worse, they take the deal that’s offered them: working as white-hat hackers in service to their nation. Forced into an uneasy alliance, threatened by their warring personalities and sabotaged by rival hackers, the five begin to fear for their lives as their orders grow increasingly dark and strange. But it’s only when they discover the truth behind the sinister NSA program that they realize the stakes go well beyond anything they could have imagined . . .
A fast-paced, character-driven thriller with a timely and provocative premise, Zeroes is Michael Crichton meets The X Files shot through with the DNA of Daniel Suarez, Cory Doctorow, and Stephen King.
The second book is as-yet-unnamed.
So: woo! This is exciting stuff. Very geeked for you guys to read this book.
IT’S FULL OF SECRETS AND TWISTS AND GOVERNMENTAL TECHNO-MALEVOLENCE.
Thanks to my agent, Stacia Decker at DMLA, for brokering the deal. And thanks to Harper for loving the book in the first place! So. Uh. Ahem. Is 2015 here yet?
More cool news to come soon, I think!