What is the future like in Starseeking? The dividing lines between the upper class and the downtrodden are evident. There are protests happening daily in the city. And science and innovation are at the forefront, surrounding everything including communication, transportation, and more.
Celeste Sinclair has found tremendous success in her field as a biometric engineer. She has lived a privileged, comfortable life. She has a great job and her husband has an important position in the ministry, this future’s ruling body. Her hard work and intelligence have gotten her a promotion to work on a super-secret project—Nebula. What she doesn’t realize, though, is that Nebula is not the innovative communication system her superiors claim it to be, and when she is kidnapped by a terrorist group and a coworker is suddenly arrested for ties to radicals, Celeste is starting to question everything she has ever known.
Created by Anne Walker Farrell, the science fiction tale imagines a future where humanity has pushed the limits of communication. In this not-so-distance century, people are way beyond smart phones. Holographic devices and scanners called ions keep track of everyone everywhere. Now, with Nebula, science is tapping into the power of thought. Celeste is naïve and believes Nebula is just a thought-controlled tool to make communication even easier, but the truth is much darker. And you can bet the government is involved.
Starseeking has just what you would expect from a sci-fi story about technology being too powerful. The people who are trying to save humanity are labeled as terrorists. The phrase “just because you can doesn’t mean you should” is definitely at play here, but what side will Celeste finally land on?
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