Self Made (Andersson Dexter #1)

by M. Darusha Wehm

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Synopsis

Ever wish things were different?

Ivy Velasquez did, so she became someone else. In the 3D virtual world Marionette City, you can be anything you want — but everyone still knows who you are. Driven by her desire for a new life, Ivy takes her future in her hands when she makes another identity for herself. A brilliant designer, Ivy works for one of the huge multi-national firms which control the online system the world relies upon for both business and pleasure. But one day, Ivy tries to access M City as her alternate self, Reuben Cobalt, to discover that Reuben had been murdered.

Since alternate identities are forbidden by the firms which control access to the nets and to M City, Ivy has nowhere to turn — until she finds Andersson Dexter. Part private eye, part vigilante and part cop, Dex sets out to uncover Reuben's killer. Since the corporations control almost every aspect of life, including law and order, justice for average people comes only at the hands of the outlaw organization to which Dex belongs.

Self Made is a murder mystery set in a vision of a future that seems to lurk just over the horizon. But above all, it is a story of how people strive to control their own destinies, and how that desire affects them and the people around them in ways they could never imagine.

Book I of the Andersson Dexter series.

Story Elements

Ratings Factors

Language: Minor profanity used occasionally
Sexual Content: Sexual acts implied but not described
Target Audience Age: 18+ (Adult only, inappropriate for children)
Violence: Minor

Setting

Geography: Western & Pacific States
Realism: World is similar to ours, but plot elements exceed our current tech level
Setting Type: Urban (city)
Time Period: 2050 - 2099

Main Character

Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Race: Irrelevant
Religion: Agnostic/Atheist
Sexual Preference: Other

Styles & Themes

Humor: Moments of levity
Inspires Reader to Feel: N/A or None of the above
Mysteries & Puzzles: Significant mystery(ies) are core to driving the story
Pacing: Moves quickly
Physical Action: Minor and occasional action
Political/Social Commentary: Heavy use of social and political themes on a personal level
Romance: Significant romantic themes

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About the author

M. Darusha Wehm

M. Darusha Wehm is a three-time Parsec Award finalist and author of the SF novels Beautiful Red, Self Made, Act of Will and The Beauty of Our Weapons. Her short fiction has appeared in such venues as Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Toasted Cake and Escape Pod. She currently lives [...]

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