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CENTRICITY by Nathaniel Henderson @citizenn8 | Book Tour and $40 Amazon/BN GC #Giveaway | @GoddessFish Promotions Presents #ScienceFiction #Espionage

Centricity by Nathaniel Henderson is on  Blurb Blitz Tour and stops at Readeropolis with an excerpt. The  science fiction espionage will be...

Centricity by Nathaniel Henderson is on  Blurb Blitz Tour and stops at Readeropolis with an excerpt. The  science fiction espionage will be available on October 20.

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Nathaniel Henderson will be awarding a $40 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

The world already ended once. Now it's up to an outgunned negotiator, a disavowed spy, and an immersion-addicted hacker to stop it from happening again.

Centuries after the Fold, civilization is fragile. In the megacity of Naion, people live stacked in arcologies, most never going outside because the air is another enemy. Instead, freedom comes from technology: bodytechs modify the human form while synthetic intelligences whisper through brainware.

Now a new bridge between man and machine has emerged, one that could destroy humanity’s second shot at survival—or save it, depending on who gets to it first....

Adasha Denali is one of the government’s best dispute resolution specialists, but when a scandal threatens to destabilize the city and end her career, she’ll need more than words to escape the fallout. Venturing out of her office and into a fight for the future, she’ll team up with a disavowed spy, learning the hard way that betrayal wears many faces, and one of them may be her own.

Neon Nik is an immersion-addicted IT freelancer struggling to pay off debts to circling loan sharks. Threats of dismemberment become the least of his problems when a surprise inheritance throws him into a vortex of corporate kill squads willing to burn the city down to find him.

Engineered spies, high-tech mercenaries, and immersion hackers collide in this first gripping installment of the Centricity Cycle.

Read an Excerpt:

Blobby lights cartwheeled and frayed at the edges.

Voros had been dreaming of a forest, the taste of blood and dirt on his lips. Then all at once, the rest of his senses rose as if from the depths of a black ocean, battered into confusion as soon as they broke the surface.

A hundred and forty kilos of muscle slammed into him, throwing him onto a table. Stalks broke and lacy petals scattered.

Voros threw a clump of spongy soil into his attacker’s face and kicked him in the chest, pushing himself backwards off the flowerbed. Spiked fists crashed into the dirt like the heads of ancient weapons. Having missed, the man knocked his side of the table downward. The opposite edge rose and caught Voros in the jaw; half his face went numb.

The bull charged again. Voros leapt onto the next table, grabbed at a vine-covered trellis above, and swung up. He didn’t like retreating but needed time to figure out what the hell was going on.

Kill Elts Lene, cement cooperation. Right, this all had something to do with the replacement neurotechnologist.

Tracks of grow lights illuminated long islands of grid racks, spiral growing columns, and stacked flowerbeds. The terraced garden overlooked a vista of arcology interior; not inhabited space, but a complex weave of environmental systems.

This was a fight, so why wasn’t he being shot at or shooting back? Where was his gun?

About the Author: Nathaniel Henderson was born in 1983 in Albuquerque, NM, USA. At a young age he moved to Tulsa, OK, where he spent the next fifteen or so years surviving adolescence. After graduating from high school, he packed it up and headed out west to the picturesque Santa Cruz, CA to attend UCSC. After a year of wrestling with computer science, he transferred to San Francisco to study computer animation and special effects. The career didn’t stick, and he set off to teach English in South Korea, Thailand, and finally Tokyo, Japan, where he currently resides.

email: citizenhenderson@gmail.com

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The book will be on sale for $0.99 for a limited time, until release date of October 20.
Amazon Link (Pre-Order until 10.20.2020): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08J859X4R

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27 comments

  1. Nathaniel Henderson (author) here! Thanks to Readeropolis for hosting. I'm looking forward to engaging with fans of "spy-fi," the merging of science fiction and espionage. I'll be checking in until about 11am EST. I'm based in Tokyo, and living about 13 hours in the future, so I'll have to get some sleep for the day job. And then pop back in the morning.

    To get the conversation rolling, I'd like to hear from readers: How much do you feel the setting of a story can be a "character"? How do you engage with this character?

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  2. The setting is kinda important, especially if you add details..for someone who's never been, you can almost picture yourself there.

    I engage by imagining myself saying what the characters are saying. Living it, as you will.

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    1. I agree! When the smells and tastes follow you after you put down the book, then the author has done a good job of not just pulling you in, but giving you an idea of how the characters came to be shaped by that environment.

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  3. I agree the setting is important. I like to feel like I'm there. Thanks for the chance. Interesting cover. I like the color.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Lynn! It's great to be able to transport ourselves without paying airfare.

      Glad you like the cover; it was a collaborative effort between myself and my cover artist, Victor Bravo. (https://www.artstation.com/victorbravo)

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  4. Sounds like a great read, thanks for sharing it with us.

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  5. Really interesting in a grim way. Last month we had a hot day where the sun was invisible and it stayed dark all day because of wildfire smoke nearby. I couldn't imagine a futuristic world where people lived like that all the time.

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    1. That's a cool real-life example. That kind of oppressive atmosphere, where the sun is there but the light doesn't quite make it, so they have to rely on artificial light, can push characters' mental states in strange directions...

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  6. This sounds wonderful, thanks for sharing the excerpt!

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  7. The setting seems like a realistic look in the future!!

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    1. It could come to pass, extrapolating from current conditions...

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  8. I liked the excerpt, sounds good.

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  9. Great excerpt and giveaway. :)

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  10. i know this story would probably hit home after the yr we all had with the covid 19 pandemic. its scarey our future is.

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  11. What an intriguing name for a book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. I like the cover. It has nice artwork

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  13. This sounds like an exciting book. Love the title!

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  14. I love the cover, synopsis and excerpt, this is one of my favorite genres and your book is a must read for me. Thank you for sharing your book and author details and for offering a giveaway

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  15. Sounds like an exciting and interesting scenario. Thanks for sharing the excerpt.

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  16. "The world already ended once."

    I like this book already, lol. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. It's gritty and intense sci-fi.
    If there is going to be dystopia, a science fiction dystopia is better than a generic dystopia. Especially when its on tap along with high adventure.
    In this story, Nathaniel Henderson spins a high-octane tale of futuristic espionage and intrigue. It tells of a dark future where daily life is a great struggle. As tough as it gets, it's hard to turn away from wanting to delve further into of the lives of the denizens living in the underbelly of a very chaotic but technologically advanced city.

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