Plague has stricken Earth, ending civilization as we know it, but the majority of humanity lives on, playing out their lives as immortal denizens in a computer program known as Soteria. All has been going as planned for 150 years, but humans are humans and discontent turns to greed. When a mysterious group of hackers begins stealing memory resources, entire realms begin to disappear and it is left to a handful of individuals spread across three worlds to salvage what’s left of human existence.
Garrett Calcaterra is author of the YA fantasy series The Dreamwielder Chronicles. His other full-length books include The Roads to Baldairn Motte and Umbral Visions. His short work has appeared in numerous anthologies, speculative-fiction magazines, and literary journals, including Confrontation, Writers’ Journal, Black Gate, Wet Ink, Pirates & Swashbucklers 1 & 2, Membrane SF, Arkham Tales, and Fracas: a collection of short fiction.
Garrett holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Science from Pacific University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from Chapman University. When not writing, he enjoys playing guitar in his band Wheel House, hiking with his two dogs, quaffing good beer, and enjoying life with his wife and best friend, Mandy.