BristolCon starts tomorrow, and it seems only appropriate that I should have a new book out for the local convention. Of course it’s not paper, but hey, it is a great book.
Resurrection Code is a prequel of sorts to Lyda Morehouse’s AngeLink series, in that it tells the story of how Christian El-Aref, a street kid from Cairo, grew up to become Mouse, the world’s most wanted cyber-criminal. However, the book also has scenes that fall after the end of Apocalypse Array in which older and wiser Mouse and Deirdre visit Cairo in search of Mouse’s past, and in an attempt to right a terrible wrong that Mouse committed as a teenager.
Lyda wrote about the book, and how important issues of gender are to the entire series, for the Big Idea series on John Scalzi’s Whatever blog. Lyda didn’t know much about Trans people when she started writing the series. Of course then she met me, and many others. Inevitably ideas evolved. Resurrection Code was part of that process.
But in Trans politics things move very quickly. When proofing the book it became clear to me that there were a few things that could have been done better, and a few where the terminology used was outdated. So Lyda and I worked together to make some small but significant changes to the text. Doubtless in 10 years time it will all be out of date again, but we tried.
Anyway, the entire series is now available, so why not check out this stunning review from Alyx Dellamonica at Tor.com. My feelings about the series are pretty much the same as Alyx’s, which is why I was so delighted to get to publish it.
The book is available in the Wizard’s Tower store. It will appear in other stores in due course as their schedules (and the Piranhas’ obsession with publication rights) allows.