The River: a hodgepodge of arcologies and platforms in a band around Ceres full of dreamers, utopians, corporatists—and transformed humans, from those with simple biomods to the exotic alien xenos and the totemics, remade with animal aspects. Gail Simmons, an itinerant salvor living aboard her ship Kismet, has docked everywhere totemics like her are welcome…and a few places they’re not.

But when she’s accused of stealing a databox from a mysterious wreck, Gail lands in the crosshairs of corporations, governments and anti-totemic terrorists. Finding the real thieves is the easy part. To get her life back, Gail will have to confront a past she’s desperate not to face—and what’s at stake may be more than just her future.

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You can read the first four chapters of Kismet for free here. The full novel can be preordered in trade paperback and ebook from Argyll Productions and on Amazon. It will be available January 24th.

You can also read “Tow,” a prequel story to the novel, for free.

The fantastic cover art and design is by Teagan Gavet.