Books

If you savor the promise and peril of new worlds opening up, if you prefer hard questions to easy answers, if you seek adventures that will transport you and leave you changed, you've come to the right place.

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Veil

When her mother dies in a heat wave that kills twenty million, Zia León abandons a promising diplomatic career to lead humanitarian aid missions to regions ravaged by drought, wildfires, and sea level rise. What Zia doesn't know is that clandestine forces are gathering around her in pursuit of a colossal secret: someone has hijacked the climate, and the future of human civilization is at stake. To avoid a world war that appears more inevitable every day, Zia must build a coalition of the powerless and attempt the impossible. But success depends on facing the grief that has come to define her life, and rediscovering friendship, family, and what it means to be true to yourself while everything falls apart.

"A brilliantly imagined eco-punk future filled with memorable characters locked in a life-or-death contest to control the direction of Earth’s climate in the 21st century."
-August Cole, author of Ghost Fleet and Burn-In

“This is the best kind of science fiction, in which the overriding issue of our time, climate change, is addressed with vivid characters serving as exemplars of all the roles we need to take on in the coming decades, all gnarled into a breath-taking plot. I hope it’s the first of many such novels creating climate fiction for our time.”
-Kim Stanley Robinson, Hugo, Nebula, and Locus award-winning author of Red Mars

"Eliot Peper weighs the promises—and perils—of geoengineering in this tautly paced thriller which, in its final chapters, offers an intriguing solution and that most welcome of messages: a glimmer of hope."
-Meg Howrey, author of The Wanderers

Breach

Book 3 of the Analog Series.
When you’ve betrayed your revolutionary cadre, an off-grid fight club on a remote tropical island is a good place to hide—or die. For notorious ex-hacker Emily Kim, the outcome of each fight makes little difference. Black-market blood sport is the perfect self-imposed penance. But when she stumbles on a plot to overthrow the corporate empire that provides the ubiquitous global feed, Emily discovers her old friends have been targeted. Warning them will force her out into the open, back on-grid, and directly into danger. Emily can’t escape the past. But can she seize the future? Emily’s quest for redemption spirals into an all-out shadow war. What constitutes justice in a world run by algorithms? The feed—and Emily—must be reinvented. Or destroyed.

“The Analog series from Eliot Peper is simply terrific science fiction from the (very) near future—I loved all three.” 
-Seth Godin, bestselling author and entrepreneur

"Eliot Peper has accomplished the extraordinary, rendering our own world searingly visible through an imaginary future, and producing an entirely plausible fictional universe with its own logics, rules, and legends. Deeply plotted and bracingly narrated, Breach is a joy to read, a puzzle to consider, and a cultural mystery to solve."
-Eva Hagberg Fisher, author of How To Be Loved

“Futuristic science fiction thrillers at their best. Smart, relevant, exciting, informed, intriguing.” 
-Matt Wallace, author of The Next Fix, The Failed Cities, and the Slingers Saga

Borderless

Book 2 of the Analog Series.
Exiled from Washington after a covert operation gone wrong, Diana is building a new life as a freelance spy, though her obsessive secrecy is driving away the few friends and allies she can count on. When she’s hired to investigate the world’s leading techno capitalist, she unknowingly accepts an assignment with a dark ulterior purpose. Navigating a labyrinth of cutouts and false fronts, Diana discovers a plot to nationalize the global feed. As tech and politics speed toward a catastrophic reckoning, Diana must reconcile the sins of her past with her dreams of tomorrow. How she deploys the secrets in her arsenal will shape the future of a planet on the brink of disaster. Doing the right thing means risking everything to change the rules of the game. But how much is freedom really worth?

“A sharply rendered, wildly entertaining thriller speaking to the dangerous realities of our present.”
-East Bay Express

“William Gibson meets Daniel Suarez. Launching the reader into a world dominated by massive tech companies and struggling nation states, Borderless explores frighteningly plausible scenarios that extrapolate the social implications of privacy, data, and national sovereignty. Diana, a refugee-turned-secret-agent, barrels through Bay Area hipster hangouts and the inner sanctums of geopolitical power on her way to shaping a future that feels like it’s right around the corner. Borderless is fresh, intriguing, and inevitable.”
-John Hanke, CEO at Niantic and creator of Google Maps, Google Earth, and Pokémon Go

“If you’re looking for fast-paced near-future fiction that grapples with hot-button topics like online disinformation and manipulation, tech monopolies, climate change, and the increasing conflict between global data networks and the sovereignty of the nation-state, Eliot has got you covered.” 
-Kevin Bankston, director of New America’s Open Technology Institute

Bandwidth

Book 1 of the Analog Series.
A rising star at a preeminent political lobbying firm, Dag Calhoun represents the world’s most powerful technology and energy executives. But when a close brush with death reveals that the influence he wields makes him a target, impossible cracks appear in his perfect, richly appointed life. Like everyone else, Dag relies on his digital feed for everything—a feed that is as personal as it is pervasive, and may not be as private as it seems. As he struggles to make sense of the dark forces closing in on him, he discovers that activists are hijacking the feed to manipulate markets and governments. Going public would destroy everything he’s worked so hard to build, but it’s not just Dag’s life on the line—a shadow war is coming, one that will secure humanity’s future or doom the planet to climate catastrophe. Ultimately, Dag must decide the price he’s willing to pay to change the world.

"Real and urgent... a thoughtful meditation on the ethics of power among those who broker it. Peper manages a great deal of complexity without sacrificing clarity or pace, and I read it all in a single fascinated sitting."
-The New York Times Book Review

“The technothriller novel that we need right now."
-Ars Technica

"A riveting novel exploring the dark side of feeds and geopolitics... an engaging, electric read that forces us to confront the state of the world today."
-TechCrunch

Neon Fever Dream

A dark secret hides in the swirling dust and exultant revelry of Burning Man. Asha Amarasuriya is bored and struggling to get by as a martial arts instructor in Oakland. When an enigmatic seductress offers her a golden ticket, Asha decides to take a leap of faith and head to Burning Man. But there is more than meets the eye at the infamous desert pilgrimage and Asha gets sucked into a quest to unravel a sinister mystery at the heart of Black Rock City. Will Asha and her friends survive to expose the shadowy conspiracy? By the time the Man burns, their lives will have changed forever.

"A tightly-woven tale of espionage and self-realization. Do yourself a favor and check out Neon Fever Dream."
-Popular Science

"Eliot Peper writes up a cast of unique characters to pull you through something that might be a dream, or might be a nightmare."
-D.J. Molles, NYT bestselling author of The Remaining Series and Wolves

"An amazing blend of international espionage, underground journalism, and martial arts that makes for a fast, fun, and intriguing read."
-Tim Chang, managing director at Mayfield Fund

Cumulus

In the not-so-distant future, economic inequality and persistent surveillance push Oakland to the brink of civil war. Lilly Miyamoto is a passionate analog photographer striving to pursue an ever more distant dream. Huian Li is preeminent among the Silicon Valley elite as the founder and CEO of the pervasive tech giant Cumulus. Graham Chandler is a frustrated intelligence agent forging a new path through the halls of techno-utopian royalty. But when Huian rescues Lilly from a run-in with private security forces, it sets off a chain of events that will change their lives and the world. The adventure accelerates into a mad dash of political intrigue, relentless ambition, and questionable salvation. Will they survive to find themselves and mend a broken system?

"Cumulus is your new favorite surveillance-fueled dystopian novel. It's a future we can all recognize—and one that we should all be genuinely afraid of."
-Ars Technica

"An intriguing, fast-paced thriller that looks closely at the most pressing issues facing the nation: a growing wealth gap, corrupt governments and an ever-increasing surveillance apparatus that threatens the country's very character. Cumulus holds up a mirror to ourselves, and shows just how scary the world could be right around the corner."
-io9

"A gritty view of the future of economic inequality and surveillance. In a city divided between the haves and have-nots, anonymity is virtually impossible...  except for a few insiders who have the power to subvert the system for their own purposes."
-David Brin, Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and Campbell award-winning author

Exit Strategy

Book 3 of the Uncommon Series.
Mara Winkel is America's tech darling, CEO of the fastest-growing startup in the world. Her company, Mozaik, fights financial fraud with its revolutionary software and is hurtling towards a record-breaking IPO. But just as Mara and her team prepare for the ultimate success, the dark forces that have haunted them since the beginning move in for the kill. Will they free themselves and achieve their dream or be forever consigned to the shackles of criminal conspiracy on a global scale?

"Eliot Peper has masterfully created a three-part thriller set against the backdrop of the startup world. You're going to go on a hell of a wrenching journey and I promise that it will enrich you for long after you've reached the end."
-Tech.co Books

"The perfect ending to a riveting trilogy. What Grisham is to the legal thriller, Peper is to the world of tech."
-Bob Holmen, managing director at Miramar Venture Partners

"Peper combines romance, violence, and grit in a heady mix that will keep you reading nonstop until the end. Love it!"
-Danielle Morrill, CEO at Mattermark

Power Play

Book 2 of the Uncommon Series.
Mara Winkel is the CEO of Mozaik, the fastest-growing tech startup in Boulder, CO. But Mozaik doesn't just build widgets; their software uncovers financial fraud. When Mozaik's first major project reveals a dark secret at the heart of a large international bank, Mara and her team get sucked deeper into a conspiracy of dangerous money launderers, dysfunctional team members, and shady venture capitalists. Can they build a new business and survive intact? Their company and their lives are on the line.

"I read Power Play in one sitting. Shady venture capitalists? Desperate founders? World-changing technology? I highly recommend it."
-Huffington Post Books

"An awesome blend of thriller and tech startup novel. I couldn't put it down."
-William Hertling, award-winning author of Kill Process and the Singularity Series

"The perfect book for anyone who wants a thrill ride through the world of tech startups."
-David Cohen, Founder and Managing Partner at Techstars

Version 1.0

Book 1 of the Uncommon Series.
Mara Winkel is rock climbing, mountain biking, and 'studying' her way through school at the University of Colorado, Boulder. But when her best friend James asks her to partner with him to start a disruptive new software company she discovers that the world of technology startups is fraught with intrigue, adrenaline, soaring successes, and scorching failures. It turns out this is especially true when your technology threatens entrenched drug cartels. Mara has to juggle mysterious investors, opaque partners, critical customers, and a team that is as brilliant as it is dysfunctional until only one question remains: win or die.

"Offers readers a special lens into a unique and compelling world packed with intrigue and adventure. A must-read trilogy."
-Huffington Post Books

"Insanely cool... a gripping roller coaster ride through the world of tech entrepreneurship. Watch out, it will hijack your free time through to the last word. More, please?"
-Brad Feld, managing director at Foundry Group

"Relentlessly readable. Be warned, if you start, you probably won't stop."
-San Francisco Magazine

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