Dystopian, fiction, genre fiction, Science Fiction

A thought-provoking cover:

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Wraparound cover for the print book

Who is Dell Zero? Why is she an outsider, and how will she make her way?  Amazing artist and author Lindy Moone, who has been at my virtual elbow since early drafts of Dell Zero, has designed a cover for this post-apocalyptic novel with images that provoke questions.

The cover is not only visually stunning: it captures feelings of the main character neglected by the original, shown at right. Dell-Zero.200x300That cover hinted at elements of the situation but ignored the young woman at the heart of the story.

Here’s the new book description:

Into a sexless, controlled society of drug-induced immortals comes Dell, a rare, untainted human with female characteristics.

I call myself Dell, but my name is unrecorded. I’ve always been hidden, sheltered by my guardians on the outlands of the Chapter. Now my guardians are gone, reassigned. They will not remember me.

I am young. I want to be loved, to be touched. Is there anyone in the Chapter like me?

I have no number. My identity band is false–it hangs loose, unconnected to my veins. It won’t get me into the Chapter. If I do get in, I’ll live forever, but I know what forever is like for my guardians. I will no longer be me.

I am Dell–Dell Zero–untransformed and mortal. I will make my own way

Dell Zero150x200Dell Zero is now widely available in ebook ($2.99) from these ebook sellers:

You can find Lindy Moone and more of her work at her equally-amazing website, which she promotes as Belly-up, home of the bloated blogger.



I haven’t said this very well

Today I created an event on Goodreads and invited Goodreads friends and some Facebook friends. (Not all–the site kept freezing on my FB invitations). I also posted the invitation on Facebooks, but I didn’t word the invitation very well on either site.

So I’m trying again. The invitation–and you’re included–is to readers of science fiction and/or dystopian novels to read the first chapter of Dell Zero (on this site) any time now through September 29, leave a comment, and thereby become eligible to win a free ebook copy of Dell Zero.

I neglected to say leave a comment at the end of the chapter. That’s where it goes. And if you comment anonymously, consider somehow sending me your email address, including the comment so I’ll know who you are in the event you are the winner. See the “Contact” section of this website.

Here’s the link to read the chapter: https://carolervin.com/welcome/dell-zero/

Because I hate those rafflecopter things, you’ll have to trust that I’ll objectively choose a winner from the submitted comments. What you say won’t matter–I’ll think of a way to choose the winner blindly. You do not have to love the author or have excellent SP&G. Or know the meaning of SP&G. Or have read any science fiction/dystopian before. I just said that to weed out people who are going to hate it before they start.

Am I tired or does this seem overly-complicated?

Anyway, thank you for reading all the way to the end of this post. I hope to see your comment soon!