A floating blanket of self-replicating nanomachines has spread across the Earth’s oceans. As it consumes CO2 from atmosphere and water, it is suffocating marine life, and causing famine and social chaos. This environmental catastrophe will doom mankind unless stopped. The nanomachines' startling complexity has scientists baffled. Identifying its source has investigators stumped. No lab admits error. No terrorist claims credit.
Time is running out. A search is on for a fugitive nanotech engineer suspected of being the terrorist. Scott Eastman, a disgraced DHS analyst eager to redeem himself, schemes to use the suspect’s ex-girlfriend. Eager to become a hero, he must choose between his duty, his honor, and his growing suspicion that the prime suspect is innocent, yet may still hold the key to ending the plague. There is no room for error.
|Publisher:||Clay Tablet Press|
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About the Author
George Applegate began writing science fiction while an engineering grad student at UCLA. He has since written novels and screenplays, with Diamond Tide being his first published work. His education was in the sciences, starting at Berkeley with a degree in physics. He has worked as a caddy, dish washer, mechanic, can inspector, aerospace engineer, animator, and systems programmer.
He believes that science fiction can, and should, be the fiction of ideas. The ideas that most intrigue him arise from the disconnect between the reality of science and the popular understanding of it.
He is a recluse in Los Angeles.