The Future of Transportation and Finance?
When everything is automated, those who control the information control the world. But what happens to the few who remain outside of the mainstream online system?
Burnout is the story of Cutter Dunn. Unchipped and unregistered, he exists as a nonperson, living off-the-grid, unrecognized by the facial recognition software built into every smart glass device that provides everyone with everything they want and need. According to the official system, he doesn’t exist.
He has the skills and out-of-the-box perspective to design the nuts-and-bolts mechanism for the next generation of driverless shipping vehicles. He’s also the kind of person that a massively wealthy and corrupt corporation can exploit and make disappear. For good measure, they also erased his home settlement of Amenity, bulldozing the dwellings, scattering the residents. And that was their big mistake.
Because Cutter knows they can’t track what they can’t trace. And they won’t know what he’s planning until it hits them.
About The Authors
Sean Platt is the founder of Sterling & Stone, where he makes stories with his partners, Johnny B. Truant, and David W. Wright, and a family of storytellers. Sean brings a rich sense of place, strong pacing, conflict-filled dialogue, powerful twists, and a flair for high-stakes drama to every story and is known for bringing out the best in his collaborators, thanks to his generosity, adaptability, and philosophy that “the best idea wins.”
Johnny B. Truant writes fun, page-turning, layered, and most of all “inquisitive” fiction — stories told across multiple genres, united by a curiosity about life’s biggest questions. Whether the tale itself is about invading aliens, overweight vampires, or ordinary folks in mind-bending situations, Johnny’s stories always live on two levels. On the surface, where vivid characters come to life to undertake the most extraordinary adventures. But also deeper: diving into the corners of reality itself, or the shadowland of a fractured mind. If you like Christopher Nolan’s movies or Michael Crichton’s books, you’ll be right at home in the Truantverse.
Imprint: Sterling & Stone
On sale: April 11, 2022
eBook Price: $4.99
Print Price: $16.99
For more information contact:
Jen Turrell Publicity at Sterling & Stone