Kaffia Lang's an experienced hacker. She's cautious, but her inability to turn down any network cracking challenge often leads her and anyone with her into danger. Alex, a geeky skater, new at school, works his way into the mysterious technological world she's created. He doesn't know whether he loves her or fears her, but he's forced to choose when he finds himself caught in a tangle of revenge, and Kaffia's life hangs on every decision he makes.Nanowhere
...is a love story with all the usual elements: rogue soldiers, computer hacking, tyranny, cryptography, hit-men with an affinity for rolled adhesives, rebellious skateboarders, and sentient billion-node self-organizing nanotech ghosts.
"Chris Howard has released an...interesting and well-written..sf thriller called Nanowhere
along with a bunch of supplementary materials that purports to be the lab notes and publications of one of the book's characters..." --Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing
About the Author
Chris Howard writes science fiction, fantasy novels and short stories. Seaborn (Juno Books) was his first novel, and it's the middle book in "The Seaborn Trilogy", which begins with Saltwater Witch, and ends with Sea Throne. His collection of fantasy and SF stories, Always Becoming (Lykeion) was published early in 2011. His short stories have appeared in Fantasy Magazine, The Harrow, Another Realm and elsewhere. His short story "Hammers and Snails" was a Heinlein Centennial Short Fiction Contest winner. Chris is also an illustrator, working in watercolors, ink, charcoals, and digital formats, with a bunch of commissions and illustrations, including a 9x12 foot "Steampunk Map of New York" for a cafe in Brooklyn and ink work in issue 10 of Shimmer Magazine. He is working on a graphic novel of Saltwater Witch (SaltwaterWitch.com)