Clay [NOOK Book]

Overview

We map the universe with five senses
Interpret reality with our mind
We rely on this body
What a poor vessel it is

Jamie wants ...
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Clay

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Overview

We map the universe with five senses
Interpret reality with our mind
We rely on this body
What a poor vessel it is

Jamie wants to be a halfskin.

Her life has become dull and pointless. If she had more biomites—synthetic stem cells that promise hope—she could take control of her life. But Jamie’s body is already 49.9% biomites. The rest is clay—her God-given organic cells. Any more biomites and she becomes a halfskin. And halfskins are shutdown.

But there is a way.

Black market biomites, called nixes, can’t be detected by the government’s halfskin hunter, M0ther. Jamie would have to sacrifice her clay to get the nixes, but they would make her halfskin without anyone knowing. Including M0ther. But first she has to find them.

Nix Richards can help. He’s the first halfskin to escape M0ther and Jamie has something he wants. He’ll need her to help him find a fabricator. He’ll betray anyone to get it, even those closest to him.

This psychological thriller will keep Nix and Jamie second-guessing every move while they elude M0ther and Marcus Anderson, the man that wants to rid the world of biomites. But in the end, they’ll all discover just how deep the betrayal goes.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149431458
  • Publisher: DeadPixel Publications
  • Publication date: 1/17/2014
  • Series: Halfskin, #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 487,156
  • File size: 237 KB

Meet the Author

During the day, I'm a horticulturist. While I've spent much of my career designing landscapes or diagnosing dying plants, I've always been a storyteller. My writing career began with magazine columns, landscape design textbooks, and a gardening column at the Post and Courier (Charleston, SC). However, I've always fancied fiction.


My grandpa never graduated high school. He retired from a steel mill in the mid-70s. He was uneducated, but he was a voracious reader. I remember going through his bookshelves of paperback sci-fi novels, smelling musty old paper, pulling Piers Anthony and Isaac Asimov off shelf and promising to bring them back. I was fascinated by robots that could think and act like people. What happened when they died?

I'm a cynical reader. I demand the writer sweep me into his/her story and carry me to the end. I'd rather sail a boat than climb a mountain. That's the sort of stuff I want to write, not the assigned reading we got in school. I want to create stories that kept you up late.

Having a story unfold inside your head is an experience different than reading. You connect with characters in a deeper, more meaningful way. You feel them, empathize with them, cheer for them and even mourn. The challenge is to get the reader to experience the same thing, even if it's only a fraction of what the writer feels. Not so easy.

In 2008, I won the South Carolina Fiction Open with Four Letter Words, a short story inspired by my grandfather and Alzheimer's Disease. My first step as a novelist began when I developed a story to encourage my young son to read. This story became The Socket Greeny Saga. Socket tapped into my lifetime fascination with consciousness and identity, but this character does it from a young adult's struggle with his place in the world.

After Socket, I thought I was done with fiction. But then the ideas kept coming, and I kept writing. Most of my work investigates the human condition and the meaning of life, but not in ordinary fashion. About half of my work is Young Adult (Socket Greeny, Claus, Foreverland) because it speaks to that age of indecision and the struggle with identity. But I like to venture into adult fiction (Halfskin, Drayton) so I can cuss. Either way, I like to be entertaining.

And I'm a big fan of plot twists.
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  • Posted May 11, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. Again t

    I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

    Again the author has hit a home run with this story. This is a story about a realistic future and it pulls you in from the first page to the last. I can't wait to see what happens next!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 30, 2014

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    He comes in

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2014

    Alex

    Go get a girl over here i am not gay.

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  • Posted September 3, 2014

    I really enjoyed this story. I felt drawn in and didn't want to

    I really enjoyed this story. I felt drawn in and didn't want to quit reading. Not only am I looking forward to the third installment, Bricks, I am also looking forward to reading more by this author. 

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