468 pages (softback); 126,000 words (manuscript)

Probably the less said about this one the better. It's a story you really have to experience beginning to end rather than analyze.

Here are a few clues, though:

The style is influenced heavily by Spanish fiction, which I've been into lately.

The future is really not that different from the present, and that's on purpose.

Comic book stories are all about destiny.

This book was written on a dare.

The premise may seem bleak, but there's light in those clouds.

I am very curious to know people's reactions.

Yes, there is violence.