Brand New Near-Future Sci-Fi Thriller from Avery Blake

Vicarious Joe by Avery Blake

What if technology could help people overcome the most profound physical disabilities?

When twin brothers Gary and Kenneth Cartwright were teens, both suffered significant pediatric strokes. Gary was the “lucky” one, only partially paralyzed on his left side. Kenneth’s stroke, followed by an aneurysm and complicated surgery, left him unable to do more than swallow and move his eyes.

With the help of an experimental system called Vicarious Joe, Kenneth has not only overcome his physical limitations, but he has also learned to thrive as a motivational speaker and has even become engaged to a beautiful nurse. Thanks to his incredible triumph over adversity, Kenneth is always the center of his family’s attention.

Meanwhile, Gary stumbles through life in the shadow of his inspiring brother. His disability wasn’t enough to qualify him for the Vicarious Joe treatment. But when he meets one of the programmers who helped create the technology, Gary embarks on a bootlegged virtual adventure of his own.

Until it all comes crashing down around him and he finds himself running for his life.

About The Author

Avery Blake is obsessed with all things sci-fi. She writes stories about the things that fascinate and occasionally terrify her and the potential futures humanity might have.

She expresses her hopes and fears through gripping tales where everyday people face extraordinary enemies, opportunities, and decisions. Her stories suck the reader into worlds where strange alien races have taken over, tech designed to make our world better gets out of hand, and robots make us question what it means to be human. 

You’ll be hard pressed to find Avery, as she’s always on the move, staying one step ahead of the tracking bots (that are coming soon, if not already here).

Imprint: Sterling & Stone
On sale: April 25, 2022
eBook Price: $4.99
Print Price: $12.99
Pages: 162

For more information contact:

Jen Turrell Publicity at Sterling & Stone