This first book of a new sci-fi series introduces an alternate earth where powerful Threads have the power to alter reality as we know it.
Threads. Quantum Strings that can change reality.
Thanks to a powerful Machine created by his father, Darwin is one of the few that has been gifted the rare ability to see and manipulate Threads. He's proud of their work and believes his ongoing contribution to his dad's science will help save humanity.
But when an experiment goes wrong, reality is shattered and Darwin is pulled to an alternate Earth. Here, the world has been ravaged by war and Darwin begins to suspect it's the fault of The Machine. His unsophisticated control of the Threads is not powerful enough to get him back home and his presence has attracted attention on both sides of the battle.
Between a vicious Qabal eager to capture his power and a legion of soldiers whose minds and bodies have been shattered by Threads, Darwin must either fight, hide, or get home to stop the war from destroying his version of Earth.
About the Author
Gerald Brandt is the author of the cyberpunk San Angeles sci-fi trilogy: The Courier, The Operative, and The Rebel. The first of the trilogy was a finalist for the Aurora Award for Best Novel. His short story "Storm" appeared in the 2013 Prix Aurora Award-winning anthology Blood & Water. By day, he's an IT professional and coding guru. In his limited spare time, he enjoys riding his motorcycle, rock climbing, camping, and spending time with his family.
Praise for Threader Origins
“Threader Origins is a compelling, thought-provoking look at the potential in each of us, and society itself, that never falters or flinches. Breathtakingly original and memorable, I can’t wait to see where Brandt goes with this new series. A must read!” —Julie E. Czerneda, author of the Web Shifter’s Library series
Praise for the San Angeles series
"Gerald Brandt's The Courier is a stunning debut: a fast-paced cyberpunky story of a future Los Angeles with a kick-ass heroine you'll never forget. A terrific book from a distinctive new voice; I'm looking forward to many more books from this author." —Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Quantum Night
"Brandt's supercharged sequel to The Courier continues the cyberpunk fun of the San Angeles series.... Brandt fleshes out an all-too-possible future of crushing poverty and corporate control, and the complex heroine who will lead us through to a better future." —Tor.com