“Veil” is a character-driven speculative thriller about a near-future shaped by geoengineering:
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.
About the Author:
Eliot Peper writes speculative thrillers that explore the intersection of technology and culture. He is the author of Veil, Breach, Borderless, Bandwidth, Cumulus, True Blue, Neon Fever Dream, and the Uncommon Series and his books have been praised by the New York Times Book Review, Popular Science, San Francisco Magazine, Businessweek, io9, Boing Boing, and Ars Technica. He has advised technology companies as an independent consultant, designed games, survived dengue fever, pioneered new media formats, translated Virgil’s Aeneid from the original Latin, worked as an entrepreneur-in-residence at a venture capital firm, and explored the ancient Himalayan kingdom of Mustang. His writing has appeared in Harvard Business Review, TechCrunch, VICE, Tor.com, the Verge, and the Los Angeles Review of Books and he has been a speaker at places like Google, Comic Con, Future in Review, SXSW, and the Conference on World Affairs.