Author: Greg Shemkovitz
In order to reduce crime, everyone has been implanted with a chip at birth that feeds them the identity of all other citizens of System City, making everyone immediately recognizable.
Haddy knows all the darkest corners and underground hideaways of the city, maybe better than anyone. She has to as one of the city’s many outcasts–or Haydens, as they’re known in the System. It’s the same system that feeds everyone’s identity.
But when Haddy crashes a car and nearly dies, her chip is fried. She no longer recognizes the people around her, not her fellow Haydens, and barely even herself. Trying to navigate with a faulty memory, she soon learns that her crash wasn’t an accident—but that somebody tried to kill her. And now she’s being stalked by three mysterious men, each looking to exploit her in some way.
The resulting pursuit—and her struggle to find an identity in a world that she no longer recognizes—takes Haddy to a colony outside of the city where she learns that she is not the only one with a fried chip. Nor is she the only one in danger. Her crash is part of an epidemic brought on by a much larger conspiracy, one that reaches far deeper than the mind.
Price: $12.95 paperback / $2.99 ebook
Release date: May 2019
Praise for REMIND:
“REMIND is one of a kind—the first “utopalyptic” novel. It reads like a countdown to a catastrophic freedom the reader could never prefigure. A book written for pleasure that can be read for the best kind of fun—intelligent, surprising, and feral.”
– Kirk Lynn, author of Rules for Werewolves
“REMIND is an engaging piece of dystopian science fiction, huddled and shivering in a subway tunnel, wrapped in themes of memory, privacy, identity, and class.”
– Zachary Auburn, author of How to Talk to Your Cat About Gun Safety: And Abstinence, Drugs, Satanism, and Other Dangers That Threaten Their Nine Lives and A Field Guide to the Aliens of Star Trek: The Next Generation
“Like the smartest and most vital science fiction, REMIND gives us a world both recognizable and disorienting. It also gives us storytelling so addictive, so natural, that reading Shemkovitz’s words feels like eavesdropping.”
– James Tate Hill, author of Academy Gothic